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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

  25 April 2007

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 time drawing your attention to others' posts. Well, it's long past time to highlight their personal creativity and boundless enthusiasm for new media in Latin America.

Colombia: Putumayo YouTube Videos

  23 April 2007

“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 department of Putumayo – farmers, indigenous leaders, teachers, health workers, alternative-development workers, a mayor. MINGA gave us the CD three...

Peru: Peruvian Student Killed in VT Massacre

  23 April 2007

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 Alliance blog says that Perez Cueva studied International Relations [ES] and links to an audio interview with the victim's mother....

Mexico: The MEX Files

  21 April 2007

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 a living). Sometimes, a history lesson. Sometimes, a rant. You just never know what you are going to get with...

Venezuela, Zimbabwe: Stock Markets

  20 April 2007

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 number and percentages, they may well overstate poverty somewhat. Yet the dramatic trend can’t be missed. Venezuela went from a...

Peru: Photo-Blogger Meetup

  19 April 2007

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 corner (April 22).

Argentina: Launch of Google Argentina

  17 April 2007

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 and a couple very interesting details: first the size of the operation: the Argentina office is going to be the...

Mexico: AP Fires Oaxaca Correspondent

  17 April 2007

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 to oust the state governor, Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, according to AP reporters familiar with the agency’s work in Mexico.” Colin...

Ecuador: Constitutional Assembly to be Formed

  17 April 2007

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 day, Professor Matthew Søberg Shugart asked readers “Has any executive ever summoned the people to the polls to vote on...

Colombia: “From Chocó to Chicó”

  17 April 2007

“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 never heard about—everyone seems to have an opinion about Chocó,” writes César Rodríguez on the weblog of the North American...

Argentina, Urugyay: Across the Charco

  17 April 2007

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 the Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas over the next two weeks.

Nicaragua: National Wiki

  13 April 2007

Rodrigo Peñalba and Mario Delgado introduce [ES] the wiki [ES] of MarcaAcme, “the first open wiki dedicated specifically to Nicaragua.” Among the pages is a directory of Nicaraguan weblogs, which so far lists just seven.

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