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Silvia Viñas · July, 2010

Uruguayan-Spanish journalist, editor, and blogger. Currently living in Chile, tweeting in English and Spanish under @silviavinas, and blogging on silviavinas.com

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Latest posts by Silvia Viñas from July, 2010

Nicaragua: 2.0 Meeting of Blogs and New Media in Managua

On August 12 and 13 the event 2.0 Meeting of Blogs and New Media (2.0 Encuentro de Blogs & Nuevos Medios) will take place in Managua, with the participation of...

Peru: Songs to Celebrate the Independence

On July 28 and 29 Peruvians celebrated their independence festivities. Juan Arellano from Globalizado published a post [es] with a song that seems to summarize what being Peruvian is all...

Costa Rica: 60 Years of the Female Vote

Harolds Blog mentions [es] that 60 years ago, on July 30, 1950, women in Costa Rica were allowed to vote for the first time. Today, Costa Rica has a female...

Mexico: Mexone, the Most Advanced Humanoid Robot in Latin America

Hugo Torres writes [es] about a story that he says the Mexican mainstream media is not paying attention to: Mexico has the most advanced humanoid robot in Latin America, and...

Uruguay: Dead Fish in Uruguay River

Dead fish have appeared in the Uruguay River (Rio Uruguay in Spanish), and the blogger from Opinemos Hoy [es] doesn't believe the reports that say the fish have died because...

Chile: Controversy Over Pardon Proposal by Catholic Church

The Chilean Catholic Church has announced a proposal regarding the need to pardon certain people convicted of crimes on humanitarian grounds. The proposal has sparked debate on the Chilean blogosphere,...

Guatemala: Engineers Work on Green Technology

A blogger for Interactiva Web writes [es] about a group of Guatemalan and North American engineers who are working on technology to help the environment. The group is called Xela...

Panama: Slang and Colloquialism Dictionary

The blog Así es mi país: Panamá shares [es] a list of Panamanian slang and colloquialisms with their corresponding definitions.

El Salvador: San Salvador Named Ibero American Culture Capital of 2011

San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, was named the Ibero American Culture Capital of 2011 [es] by the Union of Ibero American Capital Cities (UCCI) [es]. Roxana Ellerbrock shared the...

Honduras: Criminal Rule

Aaron Ortiz is critical of the government's approach to fighting crime, and shares his sister's experience: “Just last night, armed robbers broke into my sister’s house and pointed a gun at...

Venezuela: Indigenous Yukpa Protest Outside Supreme Court

Venezuelan Analysis reports: “Over 80 Yukpa indigenous Venezuelans are protesting in front of Venezuela's Supreme Court in order to demand a ruling on whether three arrested Yukpas can be judged...

Central America: Traveling on a Fellowship and Blogging About it

The blogger from Antigone Wanders is traveling Central America for three months, going through Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. In her latest post she talks about her...

Panama: Questioning Strength of Panamanian Democracy After Protests Against Law 30 and Martinelli

Pilar Chato writes [es] for the blog Oye about the recent violent protests by banana plantation workers in Bocas del Toro that lasted nine days and, as she reports, left...

Mexico: Women Sent to Jail in Guanajuato for Spontaneous Abortions

Ximena Vega reports [es] on the ongoing incarceration of women who go through spontaneous abortions (miscarriages) in Guanajuato; she writes that women who have abortions (spontaneously or otherwise) can get an average of...

Peru: Peruvian Chicken Day

Globalizado informs [es] his readers that July 18 is Peruvian Chicken day (“pollo a la brasa” in Spanish). It is the first time that Peruvians celebrate this day in honor...

Chile: How to Fight Poverty

A recent Casen survey revealed an increase of 1.4% in poverty in Chile; that means that “just over 355 thousand people reached the poverty line for the first time in...

Guatemala: Foundation Talita Kumi Helping Women in Rural Communities

Cobán Galería Fotográfica posts [es] images and information about a foundation called Talita Kumi. The blogger highlights how the foundation teaches young women technical skills they will later use to...

Bolivia: Interview with Argentinean Blogger and Journalist

Alberto Medrano shares [es] his email interview with Dady Rubio, an Argentinean journalist and blogger [es]. In the interview Rubio answers questions about Argentina and its bicentennial celebration, but also about Bolivia,...

Paraguay: Tourism Websites for Each Department

The blog Camino al Paraguay lists [es] the travel and tourism websites of all the departments of Paraguay; each website provides important information for those who want to explore what...

Venezuela: Documents Reveal US Funding to Venezuelan Media

Eva Golinger writes: “US State Department documents declassified under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) evidence more than $4 million USD in funding to journalists and private media in Venezuela...

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