What's New Archives: December 1997
December 20, 1997
- The Economy Page has been updated
with numerous new links:
- In the Macroeconomics Data Resources section: the Central
Banks of Bolivia, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, and socioeconomic data
with regard to this countries; an Economic Report about Chile made by
Chilean Economic Development Agency, and other data from the National
Institute of Statistics of this country.
- In the News & Magazines section there are new electronic
journals: Ambito Financiero (Argentina), Economia y Negocios - La Nacion
(Costa Rica), Diario Hoy - Seccion Dinero (Ecuador), En Cifras - Revista
de Energia y Minas (Peru).
- In the Other News Sources: Revista Latinomineria, containing
information about mining, metallurgical, coal and petroleum sectors in
December 19, 1997
- There are some new connections in the Higher Education Page:
- In the Colleges and Universities Page now you can find the
FASTA University (Argentina), and the University of Piura (Peru).
- In the International Resources have been added the Center for
Multilingual and Multicultural Research (University of Southern
California) and a list of Schools of International Affairs from all the
The home page for the Latin American Jewish Studies
Association (LAJSA) is available on UT-LANIC on the Joint Projects and Hosted Databases page.
- Translate the web! The Altavista search engine has a new
feature that translates web pages when you do a search. Try it from the
Multilingual Dictionaries section of the Reference page.
- The Journalism page has new
resources for journalists in Puerto Rico, including updated press
releases from the Governor's office and a list of useful links.
- After some down time, the web sites of the Governor of Puerto Rico, the 78 municipalities and
biographies of cabinet members are up and running. Also new to that page:
- The Government Ethics Office, an autonomous government
agency; WEPA!, a comprehensive search engine with a list of new
sites; the organization of the government; and El Mundo de José
collection of political and social caricatures by a local newspaper artist.
- New to the Journals & Magazines page is
the Caribbean Journal of Science, but you need Adobe Acrobat to
December 18, 1997
- The Literature Page has included
new links to the works of Latin American authors:
- In Cuba: Jose Lezama Lima, Eliseo Diego and Nicolas Guillen.
- In Venezuela (new section): Andres Eloy Blanco and Francisco
- In Brazil: Helena Parente Cunha.
- In Mexico: Hernan Lara Zavala.
- In Argentina: Maria Laura Pardo (poet and linguist).
- In Regional Resources: Autores de la Patria Grande (literary
and political writings from Latin America).
- In Journals & Magazines: The Caribbean Writer on line
(literary journal published by the University of the Virgin Islands),
Pasaje (published by the Instituto Iberoamericano de Cultura, Amsterdam).
December 17, 1997
- Sports, politics, entertainment and even exports from
Trinidad & Tobago: they're all on the newly updated Journals & Magazines page:
- Brazil: Imprensa, about journalism and communications;
Istoe or for politics and culture; and PC
Magazine Brazil for the latest from cyberspace.
- Colombia: Cromos, politica y cultura.
- Costa Rica: Reflexiones de la Universidad de Costa
Rica, Guide, sobre turismo, y Toma de
Pulso de la Universidad Nacional.
- Ecuador: Blanco y Negro, suplemento investigativo de
Diario Hoy; El Estadio, sobre deportes; Latitud Zero,
sobre arte y cultura; y Timing Magazine, sobre mercadeo y negocios.
- Other Latin American: Panama Virtual, Trinidad & Tobago
Exporter, Belize First Magazine and Frontera, a U.S.-based
for hip Latino youth.
December 15, 1997
- The homepage for the Venezuelan state of
has a new listing the State and Municipal Resources section.
- The Sports page has two new additions
to announce. They are the Corporacion Deportiva Fenix in
Paraguay and the Confederacion Sudamericana de Futbol,
known also as CONMEBOL.
December 13, 1997
- The Government page has several
new additions to the Colombia section, including:
- The Senate
the House of Representatives;
- Reports and statistics from the Banco de la Republica, the
Banco de Comercio Exterior and the Colombian Government Trade Bureau
- A list of embassies;
- The Instituto de Seguro Social and the Instituto Colombiano de
Reforma Agraria, including the 1994 agrarian reform law;
- The ministries of Justice and Law; National Education; and
- Aeronautica Civil de Colombia, with flight statistics;
- From two major export industries: Ecopetrol and the Federacion
Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia
December 12, 1997
The Uruguay Page has added several new
- In the Government & Politics section there are new links to
the Legislative Branch of Government, to the Education, Foreign, and
Agriculture Ministries, and to Political Parties (Partido Colorado,
Colorado Batllista, and Partido Socialista).
- In the News & Periodicals, you can find new journals and
magazines: Diario Cambio, Posdata, Cuadernos de Marcha, Contratapa.
- On December 12, 1531 the image of the Virgen of Guadalupe is
believed to have miraculously appeared in Tepeyac near Mexico City.
Today, Interlupe, The Virgin of Guadalupe Website has been added to
the Mexico Page under the
Popular Culture section. Also new to the Mexico Page, under the
Indigenous section is the Chiapas School Project, an
international effort to build the first autonomous indigenous junior high
school in Oventic.
December 10, 1997
- The Statistics pages has several
resources to offer, including the 1997 Human Development Report
and the United Nations Statistics Division
- Try the Technological and Commercial Information Promotion
or the Global Tradepoint Network as two noteworthy additions to
the Trade page. Additional informative
resources are IESCO (Import Export with Mexico) and The
Mercosur by the International Development Research Center.
December 9, 1997
- The Cinema and
Video page has been updated with several new links. Of particular
interest is LAVA, The Latin American Video Archive, an excellent
resource for information and distribution of independent productions.
December 5, 1997
- A new page dedicated to Journalism
Latin America is now available on LANIC. The page contains links to
country resources for Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico; a
professional development, including ethics discussions, listservs,
and academic training; and a section on investigative journalism,
which is attracting great interest throughout the region.
- New to the Newspapers page:
- An English-language version of El Universal, a major daily
newspaper in Mexico;
- LatinoLink, which offers daily updates on Latin America in
- Zeta, the newspaper owned by Jesus Blancornelas, who
times on November 27, 1997. His bodyguard was killed. The shootings
followed a series of attacks against journalists this year in Mexico.
December 4, 1997
- The electronic newspaper El Venezolano has been added to the
Newspapers section of the Venezuela page.
- The Venezuela page has a new link to the
Escuela Nacional de Administracion y Hacienda Publica, now in the
- The pharmaceuticals section of the Health page has a new link to La Farmacia
Virtual, from the Universidad de Chile.
December 2, 1997
- InfoNation, the United Nations' new database of member
countries is now on the Reference page.
- AfroCubaWeb, a compilation of links and information on Afro-Cubans,
has been added to the Cuba page.
- El Telegrafo, one of the oldest newspapers in
Ecuador, is on the Newspapers page.
- New resources for Bolivia have been added to the Statistics page, including the Central Bank
of Bolivia, the Ministerio de Capitalizacion, and the Instituto Nacional
- The Business page has been updated
with South American Exchange Rates under regional financial
resources and CBS Market Watch under news and periodicals.
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