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David Sasaki · April, 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 April, 2007

Getting to Know Global Voices’ Latin America Team

Some of the very best weblogs from around Latin America hardly ever receive mention on Global Voices. That's because their authors are also contributors here and spend most of their...

Colombia: Putumayo YouTube Videos

“In early 2004, colleagues at the Colombian human-rights group MINGA gave us a very interesting, and potentially useful, CD. It contained several videos of interviews with peoplein the southern Colombian...

Peru: Peruvian Student Killed in VT Massacre

Peruvian bloggers have been mourning the loss of Daniel Pérez Cueva, a Peruvian student who was killed in the Virginia Tech shooting. The party blog of the Popular American Revolutionary...

Mexico: PEMEX Missing Oil and Money

Mark in Mexico takes a look at how state-owned PEMEX's latest audit reveals billions of missing pesos along with 1.5 million barrels of missing oil.

Mexico: The MEX Files

Blog presenter extraordinaire, Ellen Fields, introduces The MEX Files [ES]: “Sometimes there are great articles from Spanish-language newspapers translated into English for your reading pleasure (Richard is a translator for...

Brazil: Federal Police Go On Strike

Sao Paulo-based Ricardo Carreón on Brazil's federal police strike.

From Uruguay: Thunderstorms in Uruguay

Gabo of From Uruguay posts an incredible photograph of Tuesday's thunderstorms taken by his friend, Tali.

Venezuela, Zimbabwe: Stock Markets

Miguel Octavio takes a look at what the Venezuelan and Zimbabwean stock markets and inflation rates have in common. Oil Wars, however, writes: “Now, we needn’t focus on the exact...

Panama: Rob Rivera and Facebook

Panamanian blogger Rob Rivera on his love affair with Facebook.

Colombia: Five questions on the ELN deal

Boz puts out five questions on the ongoing peace negotiations between the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the Colombian government. Adam Isacson has more.

Brazil, Argentina: Soccer and Safe Sex

Sex and Soccer meet in Latin American as two soccer giants face off in Latin America, prompting some amusing advertisements.

Peru: Photo-Blogger Meetup

Juan Arellano links to some of the resulting photography from Lima's inaugural photoblogger meetup last month. Not to worry if you missed out, the next one is right around the...

Argentina: Launch of Google Argentina

Mariano Amartino pens his impressions from the official launch [ES] of Google Argentina in Puerto Madero: “beyond just the event itself, I was surprised by the presence of Google's CEO...

Argentina: Citizen Media Coverage of Fuentealba Protests in Neuquen

“Tens of thousands of people marched throughout Argentina on April 9 as part of a general strike called to protest the death of a teacher, Carlos Fuentealba, who died on...

Mexico: AP Fires Oaxaca Correspondent

John Gibler of Narco News reports that “the Associated Press fired Oaxaca state correspondent Rebeca Romero due to pro-government bias in her coverage of a six-month-long protest movement that sought...

Ecuador: Constitutional Assembly to be Formed

Responding to the apparent confirmation of a constitutional assembly in Ecuador on Sunday, Bloggings by Boz calls the passage of the referendum “a big win for Correa.” Prior to voting...

Colombia: “From Chocó to Chicó”

“How unexpected: Colombia’s northwest department (province) of Chocó is suddenly en vogue. After the scandalous death of 49 children from hunger in the last three months—adding to countless others we’ve...

Argentina, Urugyay: Across the Charco

Across the Charco [ES] is an artistic exchange between Argentine and Uruguayan artists and musicians. Fernando Casale lists the four musical events by Uruguayan artists that will take place at...

Mexico: Why Twitter May Matter in a Huge Way

Grace Davis gives a rundown of how Twitter and live video streaming enables a new kind of disaster coverage following Mexico City's earthquake last week.

10 Years of Blogs: Do they carry weight in Ecuador's mainstream media?

But how much influence on traditional media in Ecuador have blogs had in the past or do they have now? Do they carry weight? Here at the Cobertura Digital we’ve...

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