- Marisa Treviño takes a comprehensive look at the amount of power Latinos in the
truly have. U.S.
- Sheila es una “punkera”- BlogHer links to videos of female punk rockers from
. Mexico City
- According to CNET, Google denied kowtowing to Brazilian authorities over the Orkut social networking site.
- Several bloggers reacted to the news of Felipe Calderon’s confirmation as
Mexico’s next president; to that list we’ll add this post from Ricardo’s Blog comparing presidential elections in Braziland Mexicoas well as this post from a British commentator on a possible political revolution brewing in . Mexico
- VivirLatino looks at the upcoming prmiere of “Ugly Betty,” which is the English-language version of the classic telenovela “Betty la Fea.” To that we’ll link to a 3-minute preview video courtesy of YouTube.
- Living in Peru goes deep into the circumstances behind the arrest of a corrupt Peruvian Supreme Court judge.
- Hispanic Tips links to an article on one of my favorite rockeros- Los Amigos Invisibles. (Image via this site).
- Congrats to Shakira for making the effort to improve on her English-speaking abilities while on tour.
- Lastly, we link to a pair of posts from the always informative Global Voices regarding the future of newspapers in Bermuda and reactions by Venezuelan bloggers to violence during an anti-Chavez rally in
Saturday, September 9, 2006
Friday, September 8, 2006
* California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger apologized for claming that Puerto Ricans and Cubans are temperamental due to their mix of “Latino blood” and “black blood.”
* Recent polls show that Paraguayans would defeat President Nicanor Duarte if the constitution gets changed to allow for presidential reelection.
Ecuador, Brazil, Paraguay, energy, international politics, volcano, United States, Cuba, Puerto Rico
international economy, international politics, Hugo Chavez, Bush administration, Uruguay, Venezuela, Argentina
El Salvador, crime
Chile, Michelle Bachelet, women, human rights
international economy, sports, international politics, United Nations, Venezuela, United States, Jamaica, Guatemala, Cuba, Dominican Republic
Thursday, September 7, 2006
women, race, Bolivia, Amerindians
(Image of Calderon after being certified as the next president via the New Zealand Herald).
Mexico, Bush administration, immigration, international politics
Chile, science, space
* U.N. study shows that Dominican women living abroad continue to be discriminated although they have greater economic opportunities.
* Pressure intensifying to choose between
Wednesday, September 6, 2006
* New strategy to curb gang violence in
* Bolivian president Evo Morales (image via
* Center-left candidate León Roldós leads the race for president of
* Opposition legislators in
race, television, Colombia
Bolivia, Mexico, Nicaragua, international politics
So how have bloggers reacted to the news? Here’s a small sample:
- Conservative blogger Jay Reding blames AMLO for putting
in a “state of virtual civil war.” Mexico
- Daily Kos points out the different viewpoints people have of protestors supporting AMLO such as derision, fear, and optimism.
- CorrenteWire makes the inevitable comparisons between
Mexico’s political snafu and the previous 2 presidential elections. U.S.
- Is the Mexican political left “cursed”? Hmmm?
- Ana Maria Salazar wonders if Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, another leftist who lost the presidency, will step up and take a more public role.
- Blogcritics.org looks at the aftermath of the Tribunal’s court ruling, while Madam Mayo links into author Enrique Krauze’s analysis of what could happen in the near future.
- VivirLatino notes how the Bush Administration is pleased that Calderon will be
’s next president. Mexico
Tuesday, September 5, 2006
international politics, crime, Colombia
* Hugo Chavez accused the Venezuelan opposition of planning a coup against him.
* Private security firms are making big bucks in
Monday, September 4, 2006
- It seems like Hugo Chavez will get a chance to make his best impression of Spike Lee at a Knicks game. (First left image via this site).
- Mark on Mexico described how Felipe Calderon was all but confirmed as
’s nest president, while Global Voices linked to Guyanese bloggers’ comments on their country’s presidential election. Mexico
- Ben Dangl survived the “most dangerous road in the world” road in
and lived to tell the tale. (First right image via this site). Bolivia
- Thursday was Blog Day and on that day two bloggers found several interesting blogs from
- Will future wars be fought over water? Not so said experts including analysts from
- Latin America News Review reminded us of the other 9/11- the 1973 coup against Chilean president Salvador Allende.
- Andres Oppenhiemer gave several election scenarios for
Latin Americain the upcoming months.
- NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg had a thing for Shakira in MTV promo.
- Guest blogger on political commentator Andrew Sullivan’s blog touched on the seizure of
golf courses (second left image via CBS News) and crackdowns along Guatemalan border. Caracas
- Be all that you can be (especially if you’re poor and a racial minority).
- Sound Roots posted on Electro Côco (image via this site), a Dutch-based band that blends samba, bossa nova, and electronic music.