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David Sasaki · August, 2006

Blogger since 2003, I have lived, worked, and traveled throughout most of Latin America. I blog here.

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Latest posts by David Sasaki from August, 2006

Honduras: Panamax 2006 Military Exercises

Honduras News-Daily says that Honduras will be participating today in the controversial Panamax 2006 military exercises.

Colombia: Putumayo's White Elephant

Adam Isacson on the strange and revealing scene at a high-profiled animal-food concentrates processing plant in the town of Orito.

Bolivia: in the Tube and on the Tube

Having already presented the Bolivian presence on YouTube, Miguel Buitrago now describes the transmission of Bolivian television online: “The whole package is supposed to cost US$ 9.95, and is mainly...

Peru: Peruvian Cuisine in California

Alejandro is inspired to start blogging again after a visit to the Peruvian restaurant, Los Balcones del Peru in Hollywood, Calornia.

Mexico: EZLN: “We Are Preparing Our Next Steps”

The Narco News Bulletin has translated the most recent address by Zapatista figurehead Subcomandante Marcos at the Second Indigenous Gathering of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Peru: Mining Conflict

Living in Peru on a recent conflict between settlers from Combayo and the neighboring Yanacocha gold mine and its potential effect on foreign investment.

Venezuela: Barreto vs. Barreto

Miguel Octavio has translated an Op-Ed by Teodoro Petkoff as the Venezuelan government tells Caracas Mayor Juan Barreto that he was wrong in expropriating two golf courses.

Venezuela, Syria: Chavez's New Friends

Steven Taylor astounded by Chavez's newly declared solidarity with Syria. Erwin Cifuentes does the media roundup.

Mexico: Gunshots in Oaxaca

Mark in Mexico, awoken by gunshots this morning in Oaxaca, has an update on the standoff, including a link to an interesting satellite map by Reforma.

Mexico: “From tent city to shadow government”

Boz's analysis of what he calls Lopez Obrador's “shadow government”.

Chile: Campaign for Bandwidth

Rosario Lizana and Atina Chile (ES) won't let readers forget about the Campaign for Broadband, which hopes to convince internet service providers to be more honest about the speed of...

Venezuela: Expropriation of Golf Courses

Miguel Octavio, Daniel Duquenal, Feathers McGraw, Katy, and Publius Pundit on the expropriation of two Caracas golf courses by Mayor Juan Barreto. EGG says (ES), “while at least I never...

Argentina: History of Utility (Companies)

Robert Wright has a fascinating reflection on the history of utility companies in Buenos Aires: “Wouldn’t it be great to see 3-D city maps (á la Google Earth) based on...

Argentina: Drag Shows

Dan Perlman on drag shows in Buenos Aires: “Unfortunately, Buenos Aires’ gay scene, entertainment-wise, seems trapped in the late ’70s/early ’80s, at least from a New York perspective. Drag shows...

Guatemala: Attempt to Silence Guatemalan Radio Journalist

Patrick of the Guatemala Solidarity Network gives more context to the reported shooting of Radio 10 host Vinicio Aguilar Mancilla.

Argentina: Mundial de Tango

Cintra acknowledges the “surprising fun of the Mundial de Tango.”

Bolivia: Petrol and YouTube

Jim Shultz announces the gas and oil brief from the Democracy Center while Miguel Buitrago takes a look at Bolivia's presence on YouTube.

Mexico: Electoral Tribunal Rejects Acusations of Fraud

Erwin Cifuentes, Ricardo Carreón, Ceci Connolly, and Eduardo Arcos (ES) on the electoral tribunal's rejection of complaints made by presidential runner-up Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

USA, Mexico: Hurricane Recovery

Andres Bianciotto has the score at USA 0 – Mexico 1 (ES) when comparing the United States’ federal disaster recovery following Hurricane Katrina with Cancun's post-Wilma recovery. Steve Bridger seems...

Bolivia: “Chicha and Internet Gardens”

Ben Dangl survives the most dangerous road in the world to publish this update on his time in Cochabamba.

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