Latest posts by Eduardo Avila from September, 2009
Muna Annahas shares her favorite places to party in the Paraguayan capital of Asunción.
The Honduran government recently declared a State of Exception and suspended many Constitutional rights because of reports of a planned mass uprising. Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve has a rundown on what has been suspended.
A curfew has been imposed by the interim government in Honduras while clashes between protesters and police persist after the return on September 21 of ousted president Mel Zelaya. Citizens have captured videos on the streets.
HablaHonduras [es] posts videos of scenes in El Carmen Colonia in San Pedro Sula.
David Morán of El Catracho [es] does not know “where and when this conflict will end, and more importantly, how..” and believes that the light at the end of the tunnel would be free elections.
Honduras Daily News writes that all ports and airpots are closed today due to the continuing crisis in Honduras.
Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve writes that the Micheletti government in Honduras is lifting the curfew today so that people can buy groceries to “expect incredibly long lines, ‘venta loca’ (mad sales) at the markets.”
Gabo of Ambato Loco [es] posts a video from the Festival of Indpendent Art in the city of Pillaro, Ecuador.
Erika Pinto writes that the former state airline Lloyd Aereo Boliviano continues to reappear like a “phoenix” [es] now that it is continuing to fly in partnership with the military transport company TAM, after many failed attempts to continue flying as its own company.
Dario Orellana came across some signs of protest at the Sports Federation of the Ecuadorian province of Azuay. Many of these signs say that coaches have been working for three months without contracts [es] and other accusations of corruption.
The project WiFi El Alto has been experimenting with using the OLPC XO and Classmate laptops with the community wifi signal [es] in the Rio Seco neighborhood in El Alto, Bolivia.
In Peru, Antauro Humala, the brother of opposition leader Ollanta Humala, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 2005 attack on a police station in Andahuaylas, as reported by the blog Que Tal Raza [es].
In Ecuador, the Quito Twestival is starting to attract a lot of interest as a way to support a social cause, writes Christian Espinosa of Cobertura Digital [es].
Marcos Crispino has had recent problems trying to purchase an iPhone in Uruguay [es]. Between unsuitable data plans and continuously out of stock in the stores, he thinks it has become too complicated.
Andrés Pucci celebrates the 43rd anniversary since Santa Cruz, Bolivia “began constructing progress” [es] with the 11% of revenue sharing given to the 9 departments, which was 21 years after the law was passed.
A man opened fire at a Mexico City Metro Station killing 2 people, including one civilian attempting to subdue the gunman. The video soon appeared on television and many began calling the men heroes for their actions.
According to recent Census figures, there are 25,000 Muslims in Mexico, which represents .02% of the population. However, this community is using advertisements on public transportation and digital media to help spread their message.
Jorge Gobbi of Blog de Viajes [es] writes about the decline in tourism in Argentina and attributes much of it to the H1N1 effect and economic crisis.
El Nahual of México para los Mexicanos [es] takes a look at some of the recent explosions around Mexico City. He writes that no one knows with certainty the motive, but points to a message found the 2nd explosion calling for a halt to the construction of the new “megaprison.”
Carlos Rodríguez of Rescatar [es] refers to complaints from the Paraguayan Ministry of Education who says that there are no funds to purchase school supplies, yet the country spends money on purchasing arms.
In the group blog Somos Paraguayos [es] for Paraguayans abroad, David posts about a heartbreak story in Chile and writes, “I didn't know where to vent my sorrow until I found this blog.” He received 25 comments from others offering support and advice.