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El Roundup Latin@ American@ – News from Latin America

It’s time for a new installment of our weekly feature of news from El Sur!

To reiterate my call from last week, my list of sources and issues is likely to be incomplete, so, I’d like to put out a call for Latin American bloggers/ writers/ content producers who write in English about Latin America, and especially bloggers or writers who are touching upon gender/ equality/ LGBTQ issues, and would like to share a post or opinion piece at “El Roundup Latin@ American@”, contact me and I’ll be happy to post them in future editions. I am not including the Caribbean Region in my roundup because it is one I am not entirely familiar with (we share many cultural traits, but each region faces unique situations). However, if bloggers, writers, opinion makers from the Caribbean would like to share links I’ll be very happy to include them as well.

Without further ado, this week’s roundup:

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Laila wrote:

    This needs to be spun off into its own blog.

    Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Permalink
  2. Jess wrote:

    I like it being on this blog; it brings this information to an audience that might not normally receive it. (Me, for instance.)

    Monday, June 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Permalink
  3. Joel Reinstein wrote:

    first, thank you for this handy weekly list.

    second, the Peruvian elections link is broken

    Monday, June 13, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Permalink
  4. Thanks for the heads up, Joel! The link at IPS seems to take forever to load but once it does, it’s OK. I think they are having troubles with their server today.

    Monday, June 13, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Permalink
  5. aravind wrote:

    I’m just going to echo Joel and Jess – this is an awesome feature to have on TBD and I really hope to see more of it.

    Monday, June 13, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Permalink
  6. Sidra Vitale wrote:

    The NY Times seems overly optimistic in “Ghosts of Guatemala’s Past” to claim that Guatemala has “only recently recovered” – it hasn’t recovered. An interesting and timely article on the matter would be “Guatemala’s Crippled Peace Process: A Look Back on the 1996 Peace Accords” (May 10, 2011), available at website for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs,

    In a nutshell: “The Peace Accords supposedly marked a new era of democracy and rule of law for Guatemala, but the country still has yet to meet most of the sweeping development goals outlined in the agreement. While the Peace Accords have barely managed to stall Guatemala from falling back into a full scale civil war, it has failed to bring the country any closer to a democratic and egalitarian society.”

    NB: I am a U.S. immigration attorney in private practice and a great many of my clients are from Central America, including Guatemala.

    Also, as part of my standing research on country conditions various clients come from (including re: protection for LGBTi persons and indigenous persons), I keep bookmarks on delicious under the username sidravitale. Feel free to browse.

    Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Permalink