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David Sasaki · September, 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 September, 2006

Brazil: Dear Globo: Love, Lula

Colin Brayton translates a letter to Globo from Lula politely declining to participate in last night's debate.

Chile, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil: Poll Numbers

More fascinating numbers from throughout Latin America in Boz's Friday poll numbers.

Venezuela: Elections and Crime

Oil Wars dissects and criticizes the anti-crime platform of opposition candidate Manuel Rosales.

Peru: Inca Kola

Alejandro of Peru Food tells the incredible story of Inka Kola, or “the little cola that could.”

El Salvador: Religious Freedom and Murdered Priest

Just a day after writing about religious freedom in El Salvador, Tim Muth learns that a priest was brutally beaten and killed.

Argentina: Free Culture

Ariel Vercelli writes in to announce: “We are very happy to announce that we are starting the project ‘Free Culture in Argentina‘ in two weeks. The initiative is part of...

Argentina, Cuba: Ee Bonafini and Castro

Luis M. Garcia remembers his journalistic journey to Argentina after the election of Raul Alfonsin, where he did a story on the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. Years later...

Venezuela: Mérida Festival of Venezuelan Film

The Mérida Festival of Venezuelan Film is calling for submissions [ES], says Blog Venezolano de Cine.

Brazil: Rio Mayor Pulls Blog

Colin Brayton translates a humorous post from Cocadaboa on “the ten main reasons why Rio de Janeiro mayor Cesar Maia (PFL) stopped writing his blog on Blogspot.com.”

Ecuador: Undecided

Less than three weeks from elections, Ecuador remains undecided says Boz. There is also an interesting comment on last night's debate between Correa, Roldos, and Viteri.

Colombia: “Please keep Betty ugly!”

Television viewers looking forward to this coming season's “Ugly Betty” would be well-served by getting some more context from Liz Henry and other bloggers.

Costa Rica: Mrs. World 2006 fiasco video

Uri Ridelman does some YouTube investigating and comes away convinced that Mrs. Costa Rica was robbed of her crown after “confussion was created by sound problems with the audio speakers...

Venezuela: Anti-Semitism

Daniel Duquenal posts the translation by Alexandra Beech of an article from El Diario Caracas which, according to Duquenal, “goes a long way in illustrating how silently but surely chavismo...

Peru: The Peruvian Pirate Party

October 28 marks the Peruvian Pirate Party launch event. As Luis Gustavo Lira explains [ES]: “The Peruvian Pirate Party is the political branch of Cultura Libre [ES]. We have got...

Uruguay: Happy Birthday

Celebrating his first blog birthday, Gabo explains why he started writing and reflects on where the journey has taken him: “I had recently arrived after months of living abroad and...

Peru: Food: Anthony Bourdain, Vegan Cuisine, and Latin-Fusion

Peruvian cuisine continues its international surge. Peru Food serves up a video of renowned culinary explorer Anthony Bourdain visiting Peru and a recommendation for those interested in vegan Peruvian dishes....

Chile, Colombia, Peru, Brazil: Craig Barrett in Latin America

Leo Prieto publishes the tellingly titled post, “Craig Barrett came to Chile with WiMax and 1,000 computers under his arm.” [ES] Ricardo Carreón has a much more personal description of...

Bolivia: Recommended Reading

Recommended reading/listening from the two Miguels. Miguel Centallas links to analysis of the Evo-Alvaro split while Miguel Buitrago says of a Democracy Now interview with Morales: “Personally, I think in...

Argentina, Brazil: Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires

Altered Argentina travels to Brazil and realizes that “a lot more joins Rio and Buenos Aires than what sets them apart.”

Brazil: Reactions to iSummit 2006

Better late than never, Colin Brayton has put together and translated some reactions to Creative Commons iSummit 2006 on his latest New Market Machines Radio podcast.

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