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David Sasaki · January, 2007

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 January, 2007

Bolivia: Advice From and For Morales

  31 January 2007

While Bolivia Rising posts the translated text of Evo Morales speech at the World Social Forum in Nairobi, Jim Shultz of The Democracy Center publishes “three messages that Morales and MAS need to hear.”

Colombia: Same-Sex Unions

  31 January 2007

Andres Duque of Blabbeando documents the various political paths that GLBT advocates and activists in Colombia are using to gain the rights of same-sex unions.

Argentina, Spain, USA: Technorati to Launch WTF?

  31 January 2007

Argentinian native and Spanish citizen Martin Varsavsky writes on his Spanish blog [ES]: “[Technorati founder, David Sifry] showed me what he is really going to do and how he is going to launch it. And I suggested a modification that he liked a lot, but that it will take a...

Cuba, Mexico, USA: Reflections on Immigration

  31 January 2007

“In mid-January I went back to Mexico for meetings with clients and academics, as well as colleagues from IBM. As you might imagine, the immigration debates going on in the US are being closely followed in Mexico. The people I spoke to were generally very critical of the Mexican government...

Guatemala: Unearthing the Future

  30 January 2007

Xeni Jardin, best known for her writing at BoingBoing has also been blogging her recent travels in Guatemala including a five-part series for NPR called ‘Guatemala: Unearthing the Future.’ Patrick of the Guatemalan Solidarity Network expands on Jardin's first piece titled, “Group Works to Identify Remains in Guatemala.”

Argentina: On the Bus in Buenos Aires

  30 January 2007

“This post inaugurates a new category – On the bus – an occasional series of anecdotes from travels on the city buses.” Buenos Aires-based Jeffy Barry starts the new series with tales from bus #17.

Bolivia: Promoting Quechua and Aymara

  30 January 2007

Bloggings by boz links to a report from today's Washington Post reporting that “Bolivian President Morales’ government is making a major push to teach students Quechua and Aymara, Bolivia's two main native languages.” If you'd like to learn a little Quechua why not start with this lesson [ES] on bringing...

Venzuela: Translations from Spanish

  30 January 2007

Guillermo Parra of Venepoetics has published a slew of recent translations including Eduardo Vásquez's “Postmodernity Once Again,” which proposes two distinct foundations for Chavez's so-called “21st Century Socialism.” Parra also introduces his readers to award-winning poet and novelist Alberto Barrera Tyszka whose biography of Hugo Chavez will be published in...

Peru: Personal Vs. Erotic

  30 January 2007

Noting the recent rise in popularity of erotic and sex blogs at the Blogs Perú directory (the three most popular blogs are Peru Macho, Naked Peruvians, and A Little Wet), Juan Arellano wonders [ES] if they should be separated into a category of their own.

Latin America: The Bloggies Nominees

30 January 2007

Liz Henry introduces the five 2007 Bloggies Award nominees for the category of “Best Latin American Weblog” including Bestiaria, the only one of the five written in Spanish.

Bolivia: 1/11: An Eyewitness Account

  25 January 2007

Jim Shultz on the violent protests that broke out in Cochabamba two weeks ago: “Since then I have also spoken to a half dozen people who were eyewitnesses to those events. One of those accounts, from a non-participant, Jonas Brown, a US citizen who lives in the exact spot where...

India, Latin America: Bangalore, a Role Model?

  25 January 2007

Kamla Bhatt, a resident of Bangalore herself, is intrigued by an argument set forth by Miami Herald columnist Andres Oppenheimer who calls the Indian tech metropolis a “role model for Latin America.” Boli-Nica, who usually writes in English, this time addressed [ES] his Spanish-speaking readers with a comparison of Oppenheimer's...

Peru: The National Marinera Competition

  24 January 2007

Alejandro of Peru Food takes a break from cuisine to focus on the upcoming National Marinera Competition In Trujillo. Included are several videos of the dance including one from Trujillo's Coliseo Gran Chimú, where the competition is held.

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