Eduardo Avila · February, 2008

Latest posts by Eduardo Avila from February, 2008

Mexico: Cable Car in Mexico City

  19 February 2008

In order to alleviate some of the traffic difficulties in the area of Santa Fe in Mexico City, the government has proposed the construction of a cable car, writes México Para Los Mexicanos [es].

Mexico: Attempted Bombing Expected to Change Things

  18 February 2008

Even though the attempted bombing did not reach its presumed target in Mexico City, many bloggers are predicting changes in store. Some think that the laws will change allowing for warrantless searches and illegal detentions, while others think it won't be as safe to walk the streets of the Mexican capital.

Colombia: Money Found in Itagüí Prison

  18 February 2008

Julián Ortega Martínez of equinoXio writes about the recent discovery of approximately 6,000 USD in the maximum security prison of Itagüí in Colombia, and which was found to belong to a former paramilitary leader.

Bolivia: Dinosaur Park in Sucre

  18 February 2008

From Bolivia, Tragicomedia Amorosa Musical [es] writes and posts picture of the dinosaur park in Sucre, where life-sized replicas of these prehistoric creatures can be seen upclose.

Paraguay: Yellow Fever Emergency

  18 February 2008

Muna Annahas reports that Paraguay has declared an emergency due to presence of Yellow Fever in the country, and that close to 1 million vaccines are expected to be provided to Paraguayans.

Ecuador: Indigenous Justice in the New Constitution

  15 February 2008

La Voz de Guamote [es] comments that “Indigenous Justice” will be included in the new Ecuadorian Constitution according to one of the delegates. and that this form of justice goes beyond what is normally presented and misunderstood in the media.

Peru: Earthquake Area Abandoned

  15 February 2008

Six months after the earthquake destroyed a large part of the Peruvian cities of Pisco, Ica and other nearby cities, Juan Sheput of Mate Pastor [es] states that most of the area has been forgotten and abandoned.

Mexico: Design of a New Taxi

  12 February 2008

Isopixel [es] writes about the Science and Technology Institute of Mexico City and its sponsorship of a contest to design a new taxi for the capital and should be “creative, functional and responds to the needs of the residents of the capital city.”

Mexico: Extra Pay for Weight Loss

  12 February 2008

Vivir Latino writes about a new Aguascalientes, Mexico campaign offering extra pay for police officers that lose weight so that they can be more effective in foot chases. The police department is encouraging less of the three “T's”, tamales, tacos and tortas.

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