Latest posts by Eduardo Avila from October, 2009
BarCamp Loxa 09 is scheduled for the end of November in Loja, Ecuador [es]. The event will culminate a series technology-related events at the Technical University in the city, which will include the Latin American Creative Commons gathering and iSummit Loxa 09.
Juan Arellano of the blog Globalizado [es] has an up-close look at the Statue of General José de San Martín in Central Lima, Peru. As part of the events of Lima Week, visitors were given the opportunity to climb up temporary stairs to see the statue from a different vantage...
The La Plata branch of the Permanent Assembly for Human Rights (APDH of its initials in Spanish) recently opened a blog to translate and share the testimonies of victims and their families who are testifying at the trials against members of the military dictatorship in Argentina.
Rudy Girón of Antigua Daily Photo recommends not to miss the giant kites that can be seen in the Guatemalan communities of Santiago and Sumpango.
Uruguay's election is scheduled for October 25 and Juan Cruz Díaz of Americas Quarterly [es] wonders who will lead the country after outgoing President Tabaré Vásquez, who Díaz writes “was a successful governor” and cites some of his accomplishments, such as the implementation of the Ceibal Plan.
Lesmode [es] is looking forward to the 7th Annual Gay Film Festival called “The Place Without Limts” to take place in 4 cities across Ecuador from November 21-28.
Ecuadorian hip-hop artist Equis recently performed in Guayaquil [es], and Princesa Quil was impressed the performance.
The recent kidnapping of cattle rancher Fidel Santiago Zavala in Paraguay [es] has attracted criticism to President Fernando Lugo for his lack of courage to combat crime, as well as proposals for laws allowing citizens to be armed writes José Angel López Barrios.
Barb of American in Lima introduces Mamainé, the “Afro-Peruvian Cooking Queen,” who made a special appearance by cooking for Lima residents.
Cubanoscope is a real-time news aggregator that publishes links to online newspapers, but also videos, tweets, and blogs about Cuba. The site was presented by David Chapet of Bloggers Cuba [es].
In Argentina, the First Travelcamp Buenos Aires took place on October 13. Jorge Gobbi of Blog de Viajes [es] summarizes the event, and states that one of the most controversial topics was the means to pay for travel because of the bank costs and credit card fees that increase the...
Irina Orellana celebrates Honduras’ qualification to the 2010 World Cup [es] and writes that for those that do not believe in miracles, then the goal scored by the United States in extra time, which vaulted her side to the finals, proves that miracles do exist.
Citizen of La Paz [es] is discouraged that much of Bolivia's image abroad continues to be the Andean region and points out that there is much more diversity to be marketed.
Located in the Cochabamba Tropics in Central Bolivia, Machia Park is home to the Inti Wara Yassi animal refuge. It is now under threat by a proposed road and many are mobilizing to oppose the project.
There are reports that a guerrilla group has been formed in Guatemala, and is being led by a Spanish citizen, who goes by the nickname “The Monk.” According to Guate 360 [es], this new movement has the support of 28 indigenous communities and is a response to the systematic violation...
The caves of Candelaria Camposanto are a tourist attraction in Northern Guatemala, and Nelson Benjamín Pérez shares photographs of a trip inside these caves [es].
“Bolivia is a small team that gets bigger with the big teams and gets smaller with the small teams,” writes Jaime Galarza of Once a Once [es] a day after Bolivia's 2-1 victory over Brazil in a World Cup Qualifying Game held in La Paz, Bolivia.
“My neighborhood is always active with popular festivities,” writes Luis Figueroa of Carpe Diem [es] in reference to a recent religious procession and local music in Villa de Guadalupe in the capital city of Guatemala.
In Costa Rica, Roy Rojas recommends a photo exhibit taken by children from the indigenous communities of Rey Curre and Las Vegas [es] called “The Community Through the Eyes of its Children.”
Mario Blanco of Asi ta'l mundo, Botija [es] wonders why Uruguayans living abroad have not yet been given the right to vote in elections. He also links to a campaign called Voto x Uruguay that is calling attention to this cause.