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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Shootings, anarchy and chaos

at the Central University of Venezuela. Armed pro-government groups came in motorcycles, fired their guns to the air, against the students and created havoc all over campus, kidnapping the people inside for a few hours. This was after the student's rally to the Supreme Court of Justice building... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 2, 2007

The burning Rome of today

This is what happened yesterday in my city. It's all chaos right now because of the students' protests against Chavez and his project of amending the Constitution so he can be elected indefinitely. The sad news is that the Congress just approved the amendment today at 4 pm Venezuelan time and so... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

ACK! QUACK! WE WANT DAVE BACK!

Señores de Blogit.com, mi solicitud es para que le quiten el baneo al usuario.Dave., dado que su uso no intencionado de varios números en sus posts no fueron spam. Dave es un usuario reputado en esta comunidad y ha demostrado ser impecable en su conducta hasta la fecha. Saludos desde Venezuela,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Tidbits and facts on Paraguay

-Paraguay borders Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest, and is located in the very heart of South America. -The name "Paraguay" is derived from the local native Guaraní word pararaguay meaning "from a great river". The "great river" is... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Is Bush right about Cuba?

Bush urges world to help Cuba become free WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush blistered Fidel Castro's government in Cuba on Wednesday and challenged the world to help the people of the communist island shed Castro's rule and become a free society. President Bush kisses Marlenis Gonzalez, whose... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

I just had to post this

Funniest.Thing.Ever, whether you love or hate Chavez, whether you love or hate John McCombs. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

A brief introduction to Mayan mythology

Gucumatz: also Kukulkan or Quetzalcoalt in Aztec mythology "Before anything, there were two gods: Tepeu, the creator, and Gucumatz the feathered serpent. They created everything by thinking them. They would think water, water appeared, if they thought of land, land and mountains would grow. After... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

The Extreme Right and the Extreme Left in Latin America in a few words

Right -Nationalism -Personality cult -Militarism -Concentration of economical and political power in elites -Elements of catholic religion -Police brutality -Repression by the military -Economic stability and even prosperity in some cases (see Pinochet) -Messianic elements of the leader -Affinity... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Tidbits and facts about Bolivia (2/2)

A brief story on its politics of the last 30 years, so that it's not too extensive. -The great majority of Bolivians are Roman Catholic (the official religion), although Protestant denominations are expanding strongly. -The Bolivian military comprises three branches: an Army, Navy and Air Force. The... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Tidbits and facts about Bolivia (1/2)

- Named after Simon Bolivar, Bolivia is a landlocked country in the center of South America. It is bordered by Brazil on the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina on the south, and Chile and Peru on the west. -Since independence, Bolivia has lost over half of its territory to neighboring countries... Sign in to see full entry.

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