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Issa Villarreal · December, 2009

Existing since 1984. Networking since 1995. I'm a freelance writer, blogger, web editor and music lover. I live in Monterrey, México. Most of my writing is in spanish. Among other projects, I comment and review music events from my city in weshallbefree, rant in a blog for newspaper Milenio called Licencia para confundir, and go personal and collect quotes in Perdida en el super.

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Latest posts by Issa Villarreal from December, 2009

Mexico: Marriage and Adoption for Gay Couples in the Capital

Both gay marriage and adoption for gay couples are now legal in Mexico City after approval by the Legislative Assembly on December 21. The community celebrates, but remains skeptical about...

Americas: Internet velocity in the Continent

Jorge Oyhenard compares in his personal blog the Internet velocity in America [es]: Uruguay, Peru and Paraguay are among the countries with the lowest capacity to download and upload content...

Nicaragua: Knowing Gestures and Body Language

Typical hand expressions, gestures and body language from Nicaragua are throughly explained on Los hijos de septiembre [es].

Chile: Social Networking on Presidential Campaign

An interesting summary of Sebastian Piñera's use of social networking [es] to support his current presidential candidacy for Chile (with information up to September 2009) can be found on the...

Colombia: Celebration of Lights and Candles

Every year on December 7 and 8 Día de las Velitas (Day of the Candles) gathers families and enlightens the streets of Colombia announcing the arrival of Christmas.

México: Mercado Negro's Hispanic Albums of the Decade

Hosts of Mercado Negro radio program blogged their “albums of the decade” lists for three categories: Mexican indie proyects, hispanic bands and “mainstream” hispanic bands. Some of the bands included...

Chile: Cartoon Blog Dosis Diarias Turned 3

“40 years of walking to the Promised Land and turns out to be this [a desert]. We're supposed to be the chosen people. I was expecting something closer to Rio...

Guatemala: Three Lynched on Chicol

Blogger Luis Figueroa dwells on the idea of “popular justice” [es] and its link with the Guatemalan civil war after three persons were lynched by burning in the town of...

Argentina: Gay Pride Parade 2009

Blogger Nimphie shares photos from the Gay Pride Parade [em] of Buenos Aires of past November. Note: Some photos may not be suitable for all audiences.

Colombia: Critique and Rebuttal on Medellín Digital

Fernando Castro of Bitácora de viaje enlists the obstacles of ICT program Medellín digital [es], which implements technology in institutes and public places of Medellín, Colombia, to promote equality and...

Cuba: One Year of Blogging from the Inside

The community of Bloggers Cuba celebrate their first year of blogging about Cuba "from the inside".

Honduras: Ballot Irregularities in San Manuel

Juan Carlos Rivera shares on his blog Mirada de Halcón pictures of supposed ballot irregularities in the municipality of San Manuel [es] during the recent elections in Honduras.

Bolivia: Presidential Elections in Social Networks

Blogger Manuel Buitrago of Mabb analizes the prolific coverage of social networks at Bolivia [es] as the presidential elections for 2009 come to an end.

Ecuador: First results form Google Zeitgest

Christian from Cobertura digital comments on Ecuador's most frequent Google searches in 2009 [es] as service Zeitgeist opens results for the country for the first time.

Chile: A Proper Funeral for Víctor Jara

On December 3 Chilean community celebrated a proper funeral for singer songwriter Víctor Jara, who was murdered 36 years ago during the military coup of Pinochet and has been an...

Peru: Encounters with Taxi Driver Scams

Jacqueline shares on her blog two encounters in Lima [es] with the same taxi driver: on the first one she cried after hearing about the driver's son accident; on the...

Mexico: Finding the truth for abrogation of vehicle tax

Contributor El Alteño of blog Hazme el Chingado Favor confronts an e-mail chainletter against official sources regarding Mexican government's abrogation of the vehicle ownership tax [es] that will be enforced...

Venezuela: Government Intervention of Banks is Parodied

Political humor blog El chiguire bipolar (The bipolar capybara) mocks the Government of Venezuela [es] after intervening four banks of the country: from now on, author parodies, Bancolchón [Mattress Bank]...

Mexico: Learning and yearning in Spanish and English

Lesley from The Mija Chronicles writes in English about her difficulty to learn Spanish in her first 10 months living in Mexico. Conversely, Jennívora questions her yearning of Mexican rituals...

Peru: Students Complain After Charge on Raffle Tickets

Engineering students from the Señor de Sipán University at Perú made a quick profit analysis of a raffle organized by the institution [es] after a ticket charge on their college...

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