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David Sasaki · December, 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 December, 2006

Argentina: Private Clubs No Longer So Private

Ian Mount, who recently published an article in the New York Times about the rise of private clubs in Buenos Aires describes what he calls the “sausage factory” of how...

Colombia: Lack of quorum sinks same-sex partnership bill

“So the bill was actually brought to the floor for a vote but some cowardly legislators jumped up and left their seats. Incredibly disappointing if not necessarily surprising.” So says...

Cuba: The newest threat …

Greg of Two Weeks Notice links to an article on “the newest threat to Cuba” … rock climbing.

Argentina: Rare Rock MP3 Blog

Fernando Casale introduces the newish MP3 blog Incunables Posludios “whose objective is to rescue rare treasures of Argentine rock with the premise that they should be unattainable in record stores.”

Latin America: “The year that was supposed to be awful”

Ricardo Carreón (who is also trying to organize a Latin America Blogroll) begins the first post of an ambitious series: “This post starts a series of articles of Latin America...

Argentines: Books of 2006

Jeff Barry lists the recommended 2006 foreign and Argentine books according to Ñ magazine.

Venezuela: Elizabeth Schön and God

Guillermo Parra translates a piece by Ana María Hernández G. about the latest book by Venezuelan poet Elizabeth Schön.

Argentina: Last.FM en español

Argentine blogger Mariano Amartino celebrates the Spanish-language launch of last.FM, a music-focused social networking site.

Mexico: Five Best Viral Videos

Eduardo Arcos highlights the five best “viral videos” of the year.

Venezuela: The best Christmas music you've never heard of

“There were two very notable things about Christmas in Zulia that I immediately became aware of: the temperature (around 90 degrees) and La Gaita Zuliana,” writes Jennifer Woodard Maderazo about...

Argentina: Music: Holy – Cascarano

With English lyrics and “melodies that combine pop, rock, folk, and dub” the latest Holy production, Cascarana, has been released under a 2.0 Creative Commons License. Fernando Casale has all...

Venezuela: SMS Election Info

Justin Oberman describes how were able to find out information about their polling stations via SMS with their cell phones.

Venezuela: Bloggers Wish the World Merry Christmas

Venezuelan bloggers wish you a merry multimedia Christmas [ES]. This will definitely get a laugh out of you. You can get a behind-the-scenes look at how the video was put...

Guatemalan: Election Preview

Boz takes an early look at Guatemala's 2007 election.

Chile:Reactions to Pinochet's death

Liz Henrey looks at some of the poetry and photography inspired by the death of Chilean ex-dictator, Augusto Pinochet.

Costa Rica: Island Fraud

Uri Ridelma clarifies that Costa Rica's Punta Piedra Island, which has supposedly been sold by a company called Private Islands Online for the price of $1.5 million and is being...

Bolivia, Argentina, Chile: A Ride for the Climate

David of Ride for Climate is nearing the end of his transcontinental bike ride journals his peddling from La Paz through the Atacama desert and into Northern Argentina.

Colombia: “Same-sex partnership rights? Not so fast…”

Andres Duque offers both a short and long explanation to what is happening and not happening with Colombia's same-sex partnership legislation.

Mexico: Christmas Bonus

Lee Iwan describes Mexico's annual aguinaldo: “This puts added strain on cash flow and accounts payables for Mexican organizations during the month of December. At the same time it creates...

Guatemala: Flor de Pascua

Chapinadas on the production and exportation of Guatemala's Flor de Pascua or “Easter Flower.”

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