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David Sasaki · November, 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 November, 2006

Mexico: Maria Estela Godinez

  24 November 2006

Great news for everyone following the story of Maria Estela Godinez, a Mexican high school student who developed a project that “allows people with speech problems to communicate with the world by moving her hands with a special glove that translates finger movements into text and then to speech.” Ricardo...

Mexico: Criminal Complaint Against Fox

  24 November 2006

Writes Colin Brayton, translating an excerpt from El Universal: “Members of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) filed a criminal complaint, charging genocide, forcible disappearance of persons, and human rights violations, against President Vicente Fox and his Secretary of Governance, Carlos Abascal, as well as Oaxaca governor...

Colombia: “Genesis”

  24 November 2006

Explaining the inspiration to start a blog, “Bacata” writes, “I decided to set this blog so to allow the English speaking people that are interested in knowing about Colombia have an idea of Colombia. For many people overseas Colombia is a lawless state, which before the war in Afghanistan and...

Latin American Election Blogging

  23 November 2006

November is quite the electoral month in what has already been a year of elections throughout the Western Hemisphere. The month has already seen the return of Sanidinista leader, Daniel Ortega to Nicaragua's presidency. The United States – condemned by many for its influence in Nicaragua's elections – shifted to...

Panama: Beers & Blogs Decmeber

  22 November 2006

Bloggers visiting Panama City in the month of December, take note: the next “Beers & Blogs Panama” will take place at Taberna Steinbock on December 22 [ES].

Venezuela: Electoral Musings

  21 November 2006

Miguel Octavio pens his “Electoral Musings from Caracas, concluding that, “with two weeks left, we have a very nervous Government, with changing campaign strategies almost daily and a war of words and polls between the two sides, as well as changes in those running Chavez’ campaign. On the other side...

Peru: Anatomy of a Blog Workshop

  21 November 2006

From now until Friday, Spanish journalist Nacho Fernández will be giving a workshop titled “Anatomy of a Blog” [ES] at the Center for Culture in Lima, Peru.

Argentina: 2007 Book Fair

  21 November 2006

Former librarian Jeff Barry takes an early look at the 2007 Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires, noting that “the average print run for a book in Argentina was 3,520 in 2005,” however, only “4% of the titles were translated into Spanish from another language.”

Honduras, Cuba: Rafting Season

  21 November 2006

“Is it winter? Rainy season? Hurricane season? Christmas season? Shopping season?” Yes, it's all of those things, writes “La Gringa”, who explains why November until February is also the “season of the Cuban rafters.”

Mexico, Portugal, Germany, Spain: Global Sounds

  21 November 2006

iCommons has put together a list of global netlabels that publish their music with various Creative Commons licenses. Examples include Thinner from Germany/Finland, Discoskonfort from Mexico, and You Are Not Stealing Records [ES] based in Portugal.

Podcast: Interview With ChilePodcast's Carlos Toledo

  20 November 2006

Chilean podcaster Carlos Toledo explains how he started communicating to the world, why he continues, and how he hopes to expand podcasting's educational potential throughout Chile. With introductory music by Valdivia. ChilePodcast | Blog | Podcast (RSS) Valdivia | Creative Commons Review [ES] | Album Page | Caja Fuerte Download

Mexico: Electronics for a Good Cause

  20 November 2006

Beth Kanter interviews Maria Estela Godinez, a high school student from San Francisco del Rincón, México who “built a glove that allows speech-challenged people to move their fingers in a similar fashion to Braille language and have those signals recognized by software that converts them into speech.” The interview was...

Guatemala: Firefox Party

  20 November 2006

Notas al Margen links to the various Guatemalan bloggers [ES] who attended the recent “Firefox Party,” celebrating the launch of Firefox 2. Blissy [ES], the only female attendee has pictures.

Argentina: Buenos Aires: “The City That Never Was”

  20 November 2006

“Like any metropolis, Buenos Aires has been subject to the whim of urban planners for its entire history. Imagine 426 years of change since its foundation in 1580. Mix in the chaos of political & economic crises (no shortage there), & it’s surprising that Buenos Aires is even here at...

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