What's New Archives: October 1997
October 31, 1997
October 30, 1997
- The K-12 Education page has new
the following sections.
- Latin American Resources: Cartalera, links to educational
in Spanish for K-12 children, parents & teachers; Little
Explorer's Dictionary, an English-Spanish Picture Dictionary with audio
- Argentina: Escuela de Comercio Nro. 4, with information on an
I*EARN project; SIPTED: Educacion Secundaria Abierta a Distancia.
- Mexico: Centro Eucativo Juan de Dios Peza
- International Resources: dictionary.com, a reference page
for writing skills & computer terminology; Electric Library, a
searchable text and multimedia database; Kendall's Kids Sites, a plethora
of educational and recreational resources
- If you can't find computer terms in any dictionary you own, The
Jargon File might help on the Reference page. Also new to that page are
the Argentine Business Directory and the
Latin America Development Archive, with articles and data sets
from Johns Hopkins University.
- New to the Jamaica page is a section on
education, the Jamaican Financial sector's take on the
economy, various links on the Jamaican Links page, the
Port Authority, and CVM TV.
October 29, 1997
- The Trade page has been updated with
several additional resources, including CEPAL and the Emerging Markets
Directory. New sources of information on trade in Argentina, Chile,
Ecuador and more.
- Several links have been added to the
Business and Finance page.
October 27, 1997
- Women In Technology International is now in International
Resources on the Women's Studies page.
WITI has sponsored the Take Your Children on the Internet Week of 1997,
which site can be found now in the International Resources
section of the K-12 Education page.
- Discuss music on the Haiti page with Konpa
Online, view art in the Portobello Gallery, or check out the Haiti
business directory. The embassy in Washington is back online in the
- The Emerging Markets Directory, a list of links from Latin
America and around the world, is on the Government page, while news from the
UN's Universidad para la Paz is on the Newspapers page.
- A brief note: The Electronic Publications page has been
renamed the Journals & Magazines site.
Conference Proceedings are now on the Reference page and online books are
on the Publishers page.
October 24, 1977
- On our K-12 resources page, you will
find a link to a new website in the International Resources
EDSITEment is a joint project of the National Endowment for the
Council of the Great City Schools, MCI Communications Corp., and the
Trust for the Humanities. LANIC's K-12 page was selected by EDSITEment as
one of the 20 best humanities web sites on the World Wide Web.
- Two contemporary poets have joined the Argentina section of
our Women's Studies page. The pages
devoted to Diana Bellissi and Alejandra Pizarnik contain poems and
biographical data; there is also an article on Pizarnik which was
first published in the Argentine magazine Feminaria.
- The Bolivia page has a few new links to
announce. The Centro de Documentacion e Informacion Bolivia (CEDIB) is
new to the General Information page; the Bolivian Times, an
English-language newspaper, is new to the News section; and the
United Nations Development Program, Bolivia is a new link in the
- The Guyana page has been newly redesigned
and now contains a new section for Government & Politics. New
- The 1997 General Elections, The Sustainable Development Networking
Programme, Guyana's National Development Strategy;
- Three Political Parties home pages, including People's
Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/CIVIC), People's National Congress (PNC),
and Working Peoples' Alliance (WPA);
- The Guyana Chronicle, now in the News section; and
- Maps of Guyana, now in the General Information section.
October 23, 1997
- In the Sociology
page there is a new section: Electronic Publications.
Here you will find a big amount of texts with analysis about Latin
American social reality. There are links from Brazil, Chile, Peru,
Mexico, Nicaragua, Uruguay and France.
- Compare the cost of living in Mexico D.F. to Brasilia, or U.S.
cities using The Salary Calculator on the Reference page. Instructions are also
available in Spanish.
Other new reference additions include:
- Searchable News Sites (also on the News page);
- Scores of reference links on the Needle in a
- The Cuba e-mail directory, also on the
- The new Britannica Internet Guide, touted as a more
selective search engine;
- No Web access? If you have e-mail, you can ask Iliad to
for you and send you the results electronically as a service of the NASA
Learning Technologies Project.
October 20, 1997
- Stumped by math? New to the Science
page is a link to a glossary of math mistakes and how to avoid
October 18, 1997
- Visitors to the Dominican Republic page
now may e-mail a House of Deputies leader, learn about tsunamis
the Civil Defense, or check out the latest economic statistics
from the Central Bank.
Other new links:
- Learn about exports from CEDOPEX, industrial
the Corporación de Fomento Industrial, or labor issues from
the Labor Secretary;
- Find general information on La Página de
Enlaces Dominicanas and Henk's Dominican Republic page;
- Human rights watchers may visit the Instituto de
Investigación, Documentación y Derechos Humanos;
- See pictures of the members of Congress, but only the
is fully on line.
October 17, 1997
- Several new links have been added to the Sociology
page. You can find
new Research and Study Centers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico
and Venezuela sections.
October 15, 1997
- Telephone Directories from Latin America and around the world
are now available on the Reference page.
Use the Area Decoder link to search for rate costs for
- Are you stuck on a word in Brazilian Portuguese, or would you like to
know the meaning of Boricua in Taino? Find the answers using the new
links on the
- Dictionaries are reorganized by language, ranging from
English, Spanish and Portuguese to Spanglish, Taino and computer terms.
Search more than 100 dictionaries using Onelook or test your grammar with
The Hampstead School (English) or Ciberduvidas da lingua Portuguesa
- Encyclopedias such as the Smithsonian
the Michigan Electronic Library are available;
- The General Reference has more resources, including
Martindale's Reference Desk, the Handbook of Latin American
Studies, the United Nations homepage and the U.S. Census;
October 13, 1997
- The Science section has new links to
The Why Files, the Life Science Dictionary, ScienceNet, and
more than 5,000 calculators.
- The Government page now has
several new links, including:
- Puerto Rico, a new listing of government offices;
- The House of Representatives in Brazil;
- The Mexican consular advisory on the 1996 immigration
- In Costa Rica, the Central Bank, the National Bank,
socialized health care system, the National Emergency Commission and the
October 11, 1997
- On the Electronic Publications page,
you may now link to the Journal of Latin American
Studies, a collection of academic writings published by Cambridge
University Press. It's free (for now) but you must register to enter.
October 10, 1997
- In the Chile page have been added new links
that provide daily or weekly news from several magazines: Hoy,
Ercilla and Que Pasa, and from a newspaper: La Tercera.
October 8, 1997
- The Travel page has been updated with
several new links to informative pages such as Warriors of the
Amazon, Ice Mummies of the Incas, and News,
Media, Art & Travel in Ecuador.
- New additions to the Trade page include
a new section for trade-related NGO's, more resources
on border trade and Trade News.
October 7, 1997
- Attention urban and rural planners: The Puerto
Rico Planning Board, which controls zoning, and the Department of
Transportation and Public Works are now on LANIC. Learn about
zoning or the department's much discussed plan to build an Urban
Train to reduce traffic jams.
- Other new additions include Puerto Rico's budget for fiscal
1997, which ended June 30, and reports on a roundtable discussion about
journalism on the island, where newspapers are booming.
- LANIC's Venezuela page has been updated
with a number of new links, including:
- The Ministerio de Sanidad y Asistencia Social, Aragua Online and
MeridaNet, now in the Government & Politics page;
- Diario de Chacao, a major newspaper from the Chacao State;
- The Banco Central de Venezuela; and
- A link to Gateven.net, another in the growing list of Venezuelan
Internet Service providers.
October 3, 1997
- The News page now has several new links
brief descriptions designed to make it easier to navigate. Additions include:
- A new section: Spanish-language newspapers in the
continental United States, including the Wall Street Journal of the
- More newspapers: La República en Chiapas,
Mercopress, a Uruguay-based news service on Mercosur; The Colombian Post,
English-language daily in Colombia; La República, a major daily in
Costa Rica; The Guayana Chronicle in Georgetown; El Panamá
América of Panama; El Metropolitano, a Venezuelan weekly; Diario
de la Bolsa, a daily update of
the Caracas stock market; Co Latino, a daily labor journal in El
Salvador; and The Siglo
News, the English-language version of Siglo Veintiuno in Guatemala City.
October 2, 1997
- The Guyana page has a new link to the
Association of Guyana, while the Paraguay
page has a new listing for the Instituto Superior de Estudios
Humanisticos in Asuncion.
- Two new entries have been added to the Economy &
Finance section of the Brazil page: Brazilian
Economy, by the Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social
(BNDES), and Economia & Energia, a bi-monthly electronic journal in
English and Portuguese. The Summit of the Americas Monitor, a bi-monthly
newsletter published by the Summit of the Americas Center at Florida
International University, also appears in the Magazines &
Periodicals section of the
Brazil page. This newsletter provides at-a-glance "monitoring" of the
Summit Process - including updates of trade agreements, news briefs,
issues of hemispheric concern, and a special section entitled "Eye on
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