What's New Archives: February 1998
February 28, 1998
February 27, 1998
- New connections in the Economy Page:
- In the Macroeconomic Information section: Argentina Economy,
Business and Investment -page with a lot of links to Banks and other
sources of economic information; Chile Finanzas - Economia y Mercado de
Capitales, containing data and analysis; Resumen Financiero (Mexico);
Country Overview of Costa Rica, by the World Bank; and Mexican Economy,
a selection of articles in the World History Archives.
- In the News and Magazines section: Monitor (Argentina);
Boletin Economico sobre Cuba, from Prensa Latina; Toma de Pulso,
journal of the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica; and Avance Economico
- In the Academic Research Centers: Escuela de Economia,
Universidad Nacional (Costa Rica)
February 26, 1998
- "Yo quise ser como los hombres quisieron que yo fuese: un intento
vida; un juego al escondite con mi ser. Pero yo estaba hecha de
presentes, y mis pies planos sobre la tierra promisora no resistían
caminar hacia atrás, y seguían adelante, adelante, burlando las cenizas
para alcanzar el beso de los senderos nuevos." --An excerpt from the
work of the late Julia de Burgos, a celebrated poet, teacher, and
journalist of Puerto Rico whose work is now
February 25, 1998
The Development page now includes a
link, in the Peru section, to the Peruvian Amazon Indian
Institute. Two resources by the Inter-American Development Bank
(IDB) have been added to the Latin American
Resources section as well:
- The Economic and Social Progress of Latin America Report, and
- Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL).
February 24, 1998
- Count on Jamaica to add new excitement
to the sports world. The Jamaican Bobsled Team went to the
Winter Olympics, and the national soccer team, known as The
Reggae Boyz, is the first English-speaking Caribbean
nation to qualify for the upcoming World Cup. Other new links:
- The Coffee Industry Board;
- General information by the United Nations Development Program;
- A new section on Art & Culture, with links to music and sports;
- Jamaica, Out of Many, One People,, a new megalinks page; and
- Find e-mail addresses through the Jamaica WhereRu? directory,
which is also on the Reference page.
February 23, 1998
- The Government of Panama has
boosted its presence on the Internet. New links to our page include:
- La Presidencia de Panama;
- El Despacho de la Primera Dama;
- La Secretaria Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología, e Innovacion;
- El Ministerio de Planificación y Política Económica;
- El Instituto de Recursos Hidraulicos y Electrificacion;
- La Corte Suprema de Justicia;
- The Interoceanic Region Authority, which guides development of
328,645 acres and thousands of ex-U.S. military installations; and
- Aeronautica Civil.
- People in Puerto Rico last week marked
100th anniversary of the birth of Luis Munoz Marin, who was born
Feb. 18, 1898, just five months before Spain surrendered the island to
United States. Poet, grassroots politician, and inspired orator of the
Popular Democratic Party, Munoz became the island's first elected
governor just 50 years ago and was politically active until his death in
1980. Link to his biographies via our page, including a new tribute by
Nuevo Dia in our General Resources section.
- Searching for a book? Acses, a German-based service, will
compare prices among more than 20 booksellers for U.S. and international
buyers. Find it under the General Resources section of our Publishers page.
February 21, 1998
- Business Venezuela, an English-language monthly magazine
published by the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce, has been added
to the Journals & Magazines page. Also,
under the General Resources section, find publications by the U.S.
Agency for International Development.
February 20, 1998
- The Argentina Page has several new links:
- In the News & Newspapers section: La Razon - Internews,
Noticias Net (Viedma), Intervoz - La Voz del Interior (Cordoba),
- In the Government section: Political Parties and other
political information; and Executive Power Links (a lot of them).
- In the Magazines section: Revista Gente, El Ombligo Digital,
- In the General Information section: a link to the content
about Argentina in the Encarta Encyclopedia.
- New to our Publishers page:
- BITblioteca, a directory of publishing houses in Argentina,
- Libromex, a directory in Mexico;
- In the Online Books section, find books published by the
Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress about Bolivia,
Colombia, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Belize, the
Dominican Republic, Haiti, the Caribbean Islands, Panama, Honduras, El
Salvador, Colombia, Chile, and Ecuador. The entire project
involves 86 countries and
can be found under the General Resources section of the same page.
- The Journals & Magazines page has new
links in three languages:
- From Brazil, Concerto, guia mensal de música erudita;
Revista Eletronica de Musicologia, from the Universidade Federal
do Paraná; Revista de Historia Regional, from the Universidade
Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Revista Dialogos Revista of the
Departamento de Historia da Universidade Estadual de Maringa;
- From Mexico, etcétera, politics and culture on line;
- Under regional resources, try Latin World Magazine, news and
feature articles in English.
- University students are hitting the web in the Dominican Republic with their award winning Pagina
Universitaria Dominicana. Also see the new link to the City of La
- Music lovers in Puerto Rico will
appreciate the new links to Jose Gonzalez's Criollo Clasico page
and a separate site featuring a history of La Musica
- The Ministry of Culture in Cuba is getting
started with a site featuring events on the island, including upcoming
February 18, 1998
- Journalism folks in Latin America,
Canada and the United States take note: The deadline for Columbia
University's Maria Moors Cabot Prizes is March 31. Link to the
application, and these other resources, from the page:
- Argentina's foreign correspondents association;
- In the Academic section, the Association for Education in
Journalism and Mass Communication, an international association of more
than 3,300 communications faculty, students and professionals;
- The association's International Communication Division, featuring a
syllabi exchange for professors, among other items; and
- The International Communication Association, which comprises mostly
February 18, 1998
There is a new Bolivia section in Development page, including the
Red de Desarrollo Sostenible (RDS-BOLIVIA) of the Naciones Unidas para el
Desarrollo (PNUD). In Other Countries you will now find the
Peruvian Amazon Indian Institute, and in Latin American Resources,
the "Economic and Social Progress of Latin America Report", by the
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
February 17, 1998
Economy & Finance section of the
Brazil page you will now find the Federacao Brasileira das
Bancos (FEBRABAN), as well as InterNet: Bancos, a directory of banks in
February 16, 1998
- Tierra Lejana, an on-line collection of articles by Bolivian
journalist Hernan Maldonado, is new to the News section of the Bolivia page.
- The Military page has a
number of new additions, including:
- El Exercito Brasileiro;
- U.S. Economic and Military Assistance to Central America, from the
Center for International Policy;
- The Cuban Military Research Center and the Cuban Armed Forces Review;
- El Ministerio de la Defensa Nacional, El Salvador
February 14, 1998
- It is approximately 4,565 miles from Mexico City,
to Buenos Aires ("as the crow flies"), according to a new distance
calculator on the Reference page.
Other new additions:
- A Columbia Journalism Review article on investigative
journalism in Latin America is on the Journalism page, along with links to
government agencies that offer full-text speeches and daily press
briefings. The Photography section now has
information on ordering photos from international aid organizations.
- The U.S. Census Bureau's New chart on population estimates
in Puerto Rico is far more readable
- The Census also recently released a site on Hispanic Population
Estimates in the United States, and we added it to our Reference page.
February 13, 1998
- More links in the Sociology Page:
- In a new Law & Crime subject section: Cuadernos para la
de la Justicia, del Instituto de Investigaciones Juridicas (Universidad
Autonoma de Mexico); and RAIVA - Rede Aberta de Investigacao da
Violencia, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.
- In the Religion & Church section: documents from the II
Consulta de Teologia e Culturas Afro-americanas e Caribenhas (Sao Paulo).
- In the Social Analysis Publications section: Revista
Reflexiones (Universidad de Costa Rica) and Iztapalapa, journal of the
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana.
- In the Housingsection: articles form the Instituto de la
Vivienda, Universidad de Chile.
- In the International Resources section: Argus Clearinghouse
Sociology Links; JSTOR Journals Browser (with the full text of articles
until 1992 of journals of Sociology, Political Science, History and other
disciplines); and information about the Fourth International Conference
on Social Representations that will take place in Mexico City on August
25 to 28, 1998.
- More additions to the Journals &
- From Argentina, media and art 'zines ArteUna, La Sombra,
Mediapolis, and publications from the Academia Nacional de Bellas
- The Jornal de Poesia from Brazil;
- The photography magazines, Cuartoscuro and Luna Cornea,
from Mexico. Also see
Mexico Desconocido for culture and travel, Topodrilo,
a magazine for art
and theory from the Division of Social Sciences and Humanities from the
Universidad Autónoma; and La Vitrina, a showcase of
Mexican Arts in New York from the Mexican Cultural Institute;
- From Uruguay, revelArte, an art magazine;
- Regional Resources include Art Nexus, a journal for
American art, and
ZoneZero, a California-based photography magazine with emphasis on
Latin America, and
- General Resources include the very important and well-known
Rand Publications, which publishes papers and studies on domestic
and international policy, immigration, education and more.
- Learn about the history of Cuba from the
Historical Text Archive at Mississippi State University or keep up with
current events at The New York Times web site, which includes an
archive of stories about Pope John Paul II's recent visit. The pope's
reportedly has prompted Cuban leader Fidel Castro to agree to
release at least 200 prisoners.
- The online history archive is also growing for Puerto Rico, with the following new links:
- The Fundacion Luis Munoz Marin, a longstanding foundation in honor of
Puerto Rico's first elected governor;
- The Genealogy of Puerto Rico page in English and Spanish;
- Heard about the island's recurring water problems? The Puerto
Rico Water Resources Institute, funded by the federal government and the
University of Puerto Rico, is trying to resolve them.
- The U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, which has jurisdiction over
Puerto Rico; and
- A map of the 78 Municipalities.
- The Reference page now links to the
Historical Index Latin American page at Mississippi State
University, which includes country histories, backgrounders on colonial
and even a pirate image archive.
- Go to the Government page and
you'll get a grasp of Brazil's presence on the Internet. The following
agencies are online, along with searchable legal databases:
- Ministerio da Administracao Federal e Reforma do Estado;
- Ministerio da Ciencia e Tecnologia;
- Ministerio da Cultura;
- Ministro da Previdência e Assistência Social;
- Ministerio do Meio Ambiente, with a searchable database on
- Ministerio do Planejamento e Orcamento and
- The Ministerio do Trabalho.
- While you're browsing, see the Costa Rica section to get the
latest on PUSC candidate Miguel Angel Rodriguez's presidential victory
this month, capping a long career which included a devastating electoral
defeat to outgoing President Jose Figueres Olsen in 1994.
February 12, 1998
- Farmacos, an exciting journal of pharmaceuticals in the United
States and Latin America, and a joint project of UT-LANIC and the
Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, is now
on-line. Check it out on either the Health
the Joint Projects page.
February 11, 1998
- New to the Journals & Magazines page:
- Colombia Thema, a Web publication in Spanish and French on
- La Imprenta, published in Spanish by communications students
the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina; and
- For trade followers, Latin Trade, in English and Spanish.
February 10, 1998
- The Latin American Resources section of the Art page now includes Art Nexus. Art Nexus,
published quarterly since 1976, is a "reference for everyone interested
in the panorama of Latin American art and its repercussions in the
international art scene; it depends on the permanent collaboration of the
continent's most recognized curators, critics, and scholars. Initially
published as 'Arte en Colombia', since 1992 it has been published as Art
Nexus for international circulation."
United States: Chicano & Latino Art now includes
"Arts in the USA: Chicanos, Latino Americans," with information on
Museums, Institutions, Galleries, Exhibitions, Chicano Murals, Artists,
Curators, Critics and Publications. In this same section you will find
"Women Immigrant Artists of Austin, Texas," featuring artists from Cuba,
Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.
In Guatemala you will find "Art Workshops in Antigua Guatemala",
courses on backstrap weaving, photography, drawing, painting,
papermaking, maskmaking, creative writing, theatre, etc. in a complete
travel package from the USA and Canada to Guatemala.
- New to the Trade page:
- In International Resources: INTAL External Trade Database;
International Trade Center of UNCTAD; Trade Law by the WTO; and
Treaties and International Law by the Internet Law Library.
- In Western Hemispheric Resources you will find the U.S. Patent
and Trademark Office as well as the Internet Patent Search System. Other
additions include the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Inter-American
Affairs and the Interamerican Development Bank's Periodic Note on trade
- In Trade Agreements and Negotiations: Fast Track International
Trade Issues; GATT Text.
- Many links have been added to the Statistics page, including:
- New Country Resources for Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica,
Mexico, Panama and Peru.
- Under Regional Resources: the 1998 Country Commerical Guides
and the Economic Policy and Trade Practices 1996 Reports, both by the
State Department; Online Data provided by the National Bureau of Economic
- In International Resources: the Food and Agriculture
Organization Databases; the World Competitiveness Yearbook.
February 6, 1998
- The K-12 page has several new resources.
- In Latin American & Bilingual Resources: Bilingual Books for
Kids; Hispanic-American Images Revealed in Picture Books (A Bibliography
of Hispanic-American Children's Literature); Center for the Study of
Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents (Also in Spanish).
- In Brazil: Brasil, Literatura: Favorite Brazilian Writers and
Poets; Brazil Center School Page: English Language Links to Pages on
Brazil; Doce de letra: Revista sobre literatura infanto-juvenil; Editora
Atica: Literatura Juvenil; Monteiro Lobato.
- In Interntional Resources: Children's Literature Web Guide
February 3, 1998
- More links in the Sociology Page:
- In the Research & Study Centers section there are new
connections to: Centro de Estudios de Politica Comparada (Mexico);
Nucleo de Estudos de Populacao - Universidade Estadual de Campinas
(Brazil); Centro de Estudios Socioeconomicos y Sindicales (Argentina);
Centro de Ciencias Humanas e Filosofia - Universidade Federal de Santa
Catarina (Brazil); Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales - UNAM (Mexico);
and to three centers in Peru: Centro Bartolome Las Casas, Centro de
Estudio y Promocion del Desarrollo, and Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de
la Pontificia Universidad Catolica.
- In the Social Analysis Publications section: El Cotidiano,
journal of political analysis (Mexico); Revista Mexicana de Sociologia,
containing abstracts of the articles; and a set of documents from the
Society of Jesus about Neoliberalism, Indigenous Peoples and the
dialogue with the EZLN.
February 2, 1998
- The Bolivia page has a number of new
- The Honorable Camara de Diputados; the Centro de Investigacion del
Congreso Nacional; and the Corte Nacional Electoral, which publishes the
results of the 1997 elections, all in the Government section.
- Three new universities -- Universidad de Aquino, Universidad Autonoma
Tomas Frias de Potosi, and Universidad Autonoma Juan Misael Saracho --
have also been added to the Education section.
- From Aristide to Zedillo, find CNN's profiles of current and former
world leaders from our Reference page. Other new resources:
- The Diccionario Colombiano Alternativo,
- A handy measurements converter;
- New telephone books from Brazil for Rio de Janeiro and
nationwide; Caveguias, yellow pages from Venezuela; and
Publiguias, another set of yellow pages from Chile;
- Encyclopedia.com, free access to more than 17,000 articles
from The Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 3rd edition;
- The Library Spot, a gateway to general reference.
- CNN profiles also have been added to the Government page for President Menem of
Argentina; President Cardoso of Brazil; President Frei of Chile;
Samper of Colombia; President Preval of Haiti; President Zedillo and
Mexico City Mayor
Cardenas of Mexico; Former President Chamorro of Nicaragua; President
Fujimori of Peru; and President Caldera of Venezuela.
- New to the Journals & Magazines page;
- International Monetary Fund publications under international
resources. For specific countries, see categories for Jamaica and
- Latin America After a Decade of Reforms, Economic and Social
Progress, 1997 Report,, by the Inter-American Development
- Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1997, just released by
the The U.S. Department of State. (see regional and
- The Pope has gone home, but you can review his visit to Cuba on CNN's home page, in English or Spanish, or
the El Nuevo Dia's page in Spanish from Puerto Rico. Other new links:
- CNN's biography of Cuban leader Fidel Castro; and
- The U.S. Department of State's 1997 human rights report on Cuba.
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