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Marco Veliz

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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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18 April 2011

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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