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David Sasaki · July, 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 July, 2006

Bolivia: Indigenous Studies Versus Global Competitiveness

Jaime Escalante, the real life Bolivian math teacher portrayed by Edward James Olmos in Stand and Deliver, argues that too much emphasis on indigenous language and education will take away...

Venezuela: Hitch-biking

David, who is riding his bike through Central and South America is now in Caracas, describes his ride through Venezuela: “Hitching with a bike turned out to be very easy...

Mexico: Unresolved and Forgotten Elections

Ceci Connolly says that the public at large is starting to lose interest in Mexico's unresolved election. Ana Maria Salazar claims that a recent interview in the New York Times...

Mexico: Buses Burn in Oaxaca

Mark in Mexico says that striking teachers commandeered three city buses in front of Benito Juárez University on Sunday, slashed their tires, and shattered their windows. In an update post,...

Peru: Workshop on Blogs and Journalism

Jose Antonio Vilca summarizes his participation in the Workshop Seminar of Blogs and Journalism (ES) held at the National Association of Journalists of Peru.

Venezuela, Belarus: Chavez Meets Lukashenko

Daniel Duquenal tries to make sense of Chavez's visit to Belarus where he met with Lukashenko. Duquenal also translates an excerpt about Western Hemispheric leaders from a recent interview with...

Much Ado About Lay Fung in Peru

The case of “Lay Fung,” [often written “Lay Fun”] a 4-year old Rottweiler watchdog that had been accused of murdering a suspected car thief in the parking lot he was...

Latin America: Mercorsur Summit

The Mercosur summit ended with Hugo and Fidel stealing the limelight says Erwin Cifuentes. Greg Weeks sorts out the implications of Venezuela's new membership in the trade bloc. Finally, Ricardo...

Argentina: 3D Buenos Aires in Google Earth

Like Julian Gallo, Jeff Barry can't help but play around with the 3D modeling of Buenos Aires for Google Earth.

Guatemala: Migration Documentary

Patrick posts a clip from Luis Argueta's most recent documentary, “And There I Am Documenting Silent Voices,” which follows the stories of Guatemalans who emigrate to the U.S.

Peru: Localized Ubuntu

Lima-based blog Sin Papel says there is no reason to buy a pirated version of Windows XP (ES) now that Peruvians have their own localized version of Ubuntu Linux. 100...

Venezuela: Skypecast on Economic Collapse

Francisco sits down with political economist Jonathan DiJohn for a skypecast on Venezuela's economic collapse.

Mexico: The Never-ending Election

Alina Rocha Menocal says that “if there is no vote-by-vote recount, the next president risks being haunted by the unfinished business of 2006 throughout his term in office and further...

Chile: Investigating Internet Activism

Why is Chile such a hot-bed of internet-based activism? More importantly, how can the Chilean experience inform grassroots internet activism in other countries? Those two questions are driving Mary Joyce's...

Mexico: Election Update

Various election updates from the usual suspects. Mark in Mexico is shocked that only half a percent of Mexicans living in the United States voted by absentee ballots. Ceci Connolly...

Costa Rica, Colombia: SoHo Magazine

Cristian Cambronero has an entertaining meditation on the Colombian magazine SoHo (ES), which he describes as “Maxim with less beach.”

Colombia: ¡Feliz Día de Independencia!

Bethany wishes Colombia a happy Independence Day. Harry Hutton celebrates the day with a rant against the American habit of taking credit for all world events.

Argentina: The Mitsubishi Wanker

Guillermo gets a kick out of car model names and what they mean in Spanish. For example, there is the Mitsubishi Pajero (“Wanker”), the Nissan Moco (“Booger”), and the Mazda...

Brazil: Music: Bonde do Role

Atari has a change of heart about the “funk light” band, Bonde do Role and their “party music that’s reasonably fun to dance to.”

Venezuela: Metro Line Number Four

Caracas’ number four metro line is now in service. Oil Wars is a fan of the paint job. Huguito, who posted a couple dozen photos of the new line to...

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