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Marco Veliz

Guatemalteco desterrado viviendo en Los Angeles, California desde hace un tipuchal. Me dedico a todo lo que es Internet, y cuando el tiempo permite atiendo mis cosas en la vida real.

Guatemalan expat living in LA since I can remember. I spend my time in all things Internet and when time allows I tend to my real life.

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Latest posts by Marco Veliz

18 April 2011

Mexico: The Reality of Public Transportation in Mexico City

Bloggers in Mexico City narrate their experiences and express their opinions on two of the most popular means of public transportation in that city: the Metro and the Metrobús.

25 March 2011

El Salvador: Citizen Reactions to Obama's Visit

The visit of the President of the United States, Barack Obama, has sparked comments in favor and against his trip among Salvadoreans. The visit has also stirred up a heated...

12 March 2011

El Salvador: Thoughts on International Women's Day

2011 finds El Salvador with the highest rate of femicides in the word, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais. Some Salvadorean bloggers have made their own reflections on the day...

28 February 2011

Peru: Ex-Minister Asked US Embassy to Help Contain Opponent's Presidential Campaign

On February 19th, Spanish newspaper El Pais released a cable stating that "Fernando Rospigliosi, former Minister of the Interior in the government of Alejandro Toledo, asked the assistance of the...

24 February 2011

Cuba: What do the Cables from Havana Say? (Part III)

In the last part of a series on WikiLeaks and Cuba, author Elaine Díaz analyzes the content of cables regarding the Cuban opposition and the role of bloggers.

14 February 2011

Cuba: What do the Cables from Havana Say? (Part II)

Speculation about the health of the former President of Cuba, Fidel Castro Ruz, was one of the main issues discussed in various cables revealed by WikiLeaks. In this second part...

11 February 2011

Cuba: What do the Cables from Havana Say? (Part I)

Around 506 diplomatic cables of the 250,000 released by WikiLeaks on November 28, 2010 proceed from the American Section with Interests in Havana. Until February 2011, only 34 messages had...

22 January 2011

Venezuela: The Feast of the Divine Shepherdess

The feast of the Divine Shepherdess is celebrated every January 14 in Venezuela. Bloggers recalled and shared the origins and history of this Catholic tradition, while on Twitter and Facebook...

17 January 2011

Venezuela: Discussing a New University Law

Venezuelan public and student opinion is divided once again in the face of a new University Law. The reactions and results have been intense, complex and unexpected; citizen media users...

6 December 2010

Peru: Hostages Taken in Bank Robbery in Gamarra, Lima

In a still confusing sequence of events, an assailant held up a bank in an area known as Gamarra in Lima, holding up several customers and staffers as hostages. The...

5 December 2010

Chile: Students Protest Reduction of Hours for Social Sciences

A decision by Education authorities to reduce class hours devoted to Social Science subjects, in order to increase hours dedicated to Mathematics and Language, ignited a debate and led to...

29 November 2010

Panama: Asylum for Former Colombian Security Director Creates Controversy

The Panamanian government's decision to grant asylum to former director of the Colombian Administrative Department of Security -who is accused of illegal phone wiretapping- has sparked reactions on social networks...

24 November 2010

Ecuador: “Clean Quito” Campaign Fights Chewing Gum

Have you ever thought about how much it costs a municipality to remove chewing gum stuck to the pavement? Thousands of dollars in street cleaning are spent to fight this...

23 November 2010

Dominican Republic: The death of an exemplary human being

November 18th was a sad day for Dominicans: Freddy Beras Goico passed away. The communicator and TV host was involved in his last years in philanthropist activities helping people with...

17 November 2010

The Nicaragua-Costa Rica Conflict, Revisited: Part I

In a prior post, Global Voices began to cover a border dispute between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The situation has become more complex. In this first part we review two...

4 October 2010

Peru: October 3, Municipal Election Day

On October 3 municipal elections were hel in Peru. The choice of mayor for the city of Lima is what attracts the most interest. Here we present a report based...

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