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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

Mexico: Exposition of Flickr Monterrey

The first Photographic Exposition of Flickr Monterrey will be held this Saturday evening at Café 13 Lunas says Ocho Cuartos.

Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador: Indian Interest

Massimiliano Cali is surprised to read that, shortly after the nationalization of the natural gas sector, “the Bolivian government is set to approve a US$ 2.3bn bid by two Indian...

Mexico: The Neverending Election

Professor Matthew Shugart posts an excerpt of his interview with Mexico Watch on the Mexican elections. Professor Michelle Dion is skeptical of a “statistical analysis of the 2000 election votes...

Argentina: Blog and Book Presentation

Leandro Zanoni, journalist, author, and blogger thanks the attendees who came to the presentation (ES) of his newest book, “Vivir en los Medios: Maradona off the record.”

Ecuador: Petrol Economics

The Wolf Report has reached post number 10 in the series, “The Importance of Being Ecuador.”

Brazil: “The City of Racial Diversity”

Melo Bichuetti calls São Paulo “the city of racial diversity.”

Colombia: Cyber-war

Colombian blogger Bluelephant says (ES) that a group of Muslim cyber-criminals called “The Islamic Brigade” is carrying out selective attacks on weblogs with a pro-Israel political line: “They erase them...

Guatemala: Returning Home Via the Web

Alfa notes that many Guatemalans living abroad use the internet (ES) to seek information about family members, recipes of favorite dishes, and photographs of their hometown. The post includes several...

Mexico: AMLO vs. Al Gore

Like many others, Wave Making compares this year's election in Mexico with the contested 2000 election in the United States. (Also available in Spanish) Ana Maria Salazar has another thorough...

Peru: 222 Megapixels of Machu Picchu

J.Francisco Canaza points readers to a 222 megapixel photograph of Machu Picchu.

Venezuela: The Future of the Opposition

Guillermo Parra has translated an Op-Ed titled“The Future of the Opposition by Tal Cual columnist Oswaldo Barreto.

Argentina: ArgenBlogs: New Blog Directory

ArgenBlogs (ES) is a new directory of Argentina weblogs. So far, more than 144 blogs have registered (ES).

Argentina: My First PC Program and its Detractors

The Argentine government has relaunched its federal program MiPC [My First Personal Computer], or as Mariano Amartino refers to it (ES), MiPC Reloaded. The original incarnation of the program, which...

Mexico: Election Update

Ceci Connolly has a thorough update on the state of Mexico's contested election including a recent poll which found that “about 60 percent of Mexicans do not think there should...

Mexico: “Publicidad a Huevo”

“Publicidad a huevo” (ES), which means both “publicity, of course” and “egg publicity” is an exceedingly clever pun by Raúl Ramírez about the news that several companies including the American...

Guatemala: “A Difference Of Perspective On Guatemala City”

Patrick comes to the defense of Guatemala City.

Ecuador: Eruption of Tungurahua Documented by Citizen Media

Christian Espinosa has compiled the abundance of citizen photography (ES) documenting the eruption of Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador. The comments section has become a forum of citizen reporting.

Americas: Googlear

The English translation of “googlear” should be easy enough to guess: “to google.” According to one article, the first reference in a Spanish paper belongs to Spanish blogger Enríque Dans...

Argentina: Rappers on Skateboards

Tired of reading about Tango? Adam takes a look at some of Argentina's lesser known musical sub-cultures.

Argentina: Music: ElectroKant – Vol. 1

Santiago Candegabe has released a new album of electronic music called ElectroKant – Vol. 1, “centered around the image of the german philosopher.” The 13 song album can be downloaded...

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