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Silvia Viñas · April, 2011

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 April, 2011

Argentina: Writer Ernesto Sabato Dies at Age 99

Argentine writer Ernesto Sabato passed away on April 30 at age 99. Buenos Aires Herald describes him as “one of the most influential writers in Argentine literature and author of...

Honduras to Implement ‘One Laptop Per Child’ Program

RNS in Honduras Politics and Culture says that the plan to give one XO laptop to every child in Honduras “would be ideal for deployment in Honduras.” However, the blogger...

Mexico: Senate Approves Political Reform

The Mexican Senate approved “La reforma política,” a political reform that Aguachile describes as “immensely significant.” Aguachile lists the sections included in the reform and adds: “Of course, this does...

Ecuador: Poll Results Show President Correa Leading in Referendum

Bloggings by Boz reports: “Polls from Santiago Perez and Cedatos-Gallup suggest Correa will win on all ten questions of the referendum taking place on May 7,” adding that, “For Correa,...

Colombia's Harsh Winter

Global Voices author Lully Posada writes in equinoXio [es] about winter in Colombia and the strong rains that have left more than 3 million victims.

Panama: Challanges for the LGBT Community

Blogger Erasmo Prado R. [es] writes about the challenges the Panamanian LGBT community is currently facing.

Mexico: 51 Kidnapped Migrants Rescued in Tamaulipas

Gancho reports that “Federal Police rescued 51 kidnapped migrants in Tamaulipas today [April 26], days after they saved another 68 in the same state. Such rescues were not common before...

Guatemala: Remembering the Death of Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera

In Central American Politics, Mike writes: “On this date [April 26] in 1998, Roman Catholic Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera was found bludgeoned to death in his residence in Guatemala City....

Mexico: Northern States Hit by Wildfires

Alejandro Ortiz Sotomayor in Vivir México [es] shares a photo by Jorge Alberto Mendoza Mariscal which shows the work of Mexican firefighters as they try to control a “Spring” wildfire...

Peru: Analyzing Alternative Energy Sources

In Grupo Futuro Perú [es], Araceli Pinto Corrales looks at Peru's “energy future” and discusses wind energy and biofuels as options to meet Peru's growing energy needs.

Chile: Poet Gonzalo Rojas Dies at Age 93

Julio Suarez Anturi blogs [es] about the passing of Chilean poet Gonzalo Rojas and shares 4 of his poems.

Nicaragua: Holy Week in the Countryside

While most Nicaraguans and foreign tourists like to spend their holidays in the beach, Ronald Hill Alvarez in Sueños del Caribe [es] recommends spending the ‘Semana Santa’ (Holy Week) holidays...

Bolivia: Sharing a Meal with Aymara Women

Pablo Andrés Rivero [es] blogs about a “collective, ritual meal of the Andean region” he shared with Aymara women in the Palca municipality, close to La Paz. When he was...

Chile: Bill Seeks to Move Bicyclists off Roads and onto Sidewalks

Blogger Setty criticizes a bill that, “tries to ban cycling on the street, putting the city’s booming cyclist population onto the sidewalk.”

Venezuela: Could the opposition benefit from a long primary?

Blogging by boz lists 5 ways the opposition (MUD) in Venezuela could benefit from a “long, tough primary”: “It's impossible to say for certain whether the late primary will benefit...

Argentina: Cine York, one of ‘Argentina's Hidden Gems’

The Argentine Post writes about one of “Argentina's hidden gems,” Cine York in Buenos Aires: “The classy, inviting nature of this little theater couldn’t contrast more with the loud, plastic,...

El Salvador: Economic Well-Being Tied to Support for Democracy

Voices from El Salvador's Weblog summarizes a recent AmericasBarometer survey, concluding that “The results of the survey show, for the most part, that economic well-being, whether that of individual families...

Guatemala: The Women Running for President

Mike in Central American Politics writes about the women running for president in Guatemala, and argues that “Guatemala is almost guaranteed to have a woman occupy the presidency or vice...

El Salvador: Leader in Anti-Mining Movement Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

“Francisco Pineda, a leader in the anti-mining movement in Cabañas, was named yesterday one of the 2011 recipients of the Goldman Environmental Prize,” Tim reports in his blog on El...

El Salvador: Blogging About Ordinary Life in El Salvador

Tim recommends the blog El Salvador from the Inside: “Written by a ‘gringa in El Salvador,’ the blog captures great scenes of ordinary life in El Salvador. Recent posts have...

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