What's New Archives: April 1998
April 30, 1998
April 27, 1998
- LANIC is pleased to announce the addition of the Granma Archives
Index, a searchable Spanish-language list of articles published from
1965 to 1992 in the official daily newspaper of Cuba. Full-text articles
are not available, but this database provides bibliographic references
that can help you
find the articles at the University of Texas at Austin's Benson Latin
American Collection or other university libraries. Find the archive
under the News section of the Cuba
page, the Cuba section of the Newspapers page, and the Data Bases
section of the Joint Projects page.
April 25, 1998
- UT-LANIC and National Public Radio Correspondent John Burnett are
pleased to announce the release of the Sustainable Development Reporting
Project (SDRP) Web Site. The SDRP is a year-long endeavor to look at the
promising and important sustainable development programs in Central
The topics include sustainable forestry, ecotourism, sustainable
agriculture, biodiversity protection, and endangered species protection.
The stories were aired on NPR and have been rewritten for the Web, and
are now hosted on LANIC, where they can be reached through the
Sustainable Development section of our Joint Projects page.
- Read about the April 26 murder of Guatemalan Archbishop
Monseñor Juan Jose Gerardi through the link on our
Guatemala page to the Oficina de
Humanos del Arzobispado. The site includes the full text of Gerardi's
April 24 speech presenting the Guatemala: Nunca Más report
on human rights violations during the armed conflict.
- There are several new connections in the Chile
- In the Arts & Humanities section: Libro Chile, a review of
Chilean books, authors and publishers; and a Brief History of Chilean
- In the Magazines section: Mensaje, a journal about culture,
religion, politics, economy, and social rights; and Punto Final, journal
with a left wing approach to Chilean politics.
- In the Network & Information Services section: Radios de
Chile, with a list of links.
April 18, 1998
- New to the Higher Education page:
- In Chile: Universidad Gabriela Mistral.
- In Colombia: Universidad Catolica de Oriente, Corporacion
Universitaria de Ibague, Universidad Santo Tomas, Fundacion
Universitaria de Boyaca, Universidad Industrial de Santander, and
- Connections added in the
- A new Latin American Resources section, including: Sociedad
Latinoamerica de Estrategia (SLADE) with information about the XI Latin
American Strategy Conference ('Strategies in the Uncertainty',
Cochabamba, Bolivia, May 28-30, 1998); Enlace Andino, with company
directories and other information; and a Latin American Guide for the
Public Administration of Culture.
- In the Colombia section: Instituto Colombiano de
Administracion (INCOLDA); Programa para la Pequena y Mediana Empresa
(PYME), from the Corporacion Universitaria de Ibague.
- In the Costa Rica Section: Escuela de Administracion de
Negocios, Universidad de Costa Rica.
April 17, 1998
- New to the Labor page:
- In the Argentina section: Gremio Nacional de Docentes e
Investigadores Universitarios and Sindicato de la Industria
- Guatemala: Codigo del Trabajo.
- Chile: Revista Juridica del Trabajo.
- Venezuela: Legislacion laboral.
- Mexico: Frente Autentico del Trabajo (FAT).
- International Resources: Elementos para una Espiritualidad
del Trabajo, from the John Paul II's Laborem Exercens.
- The Municipio de Juana Diaz, and the Administración de
Servicios Médicos have been added to the Puerto Rico page.
- New to the Newspapers page are
Diario Extra, of Guayaquil, Ecuador and Diario
Expreso, a national newspaper.
April 15, 1998
- Welcome to the moon! That's the greeting from NASA these days as it
carries out the first moon mission in 25 years. The Lunar Prospector,
accessible on the Science page, is searching for ice on the
- The Pulitzer Prizes have been announced, and some have
relevance to Latin America, particularly Mexico. The prizes,
listed on the Journalism page under
the Awards section,
include a New York Times series on drug corruption in Mexico, and a
Baltimore Sun series on
Shipbreaking, including a report titled, "You're Going to Die Anyway,"
labor in the border town of Brownsville.
April 13, 1998
- AmericasNet, a one-stop source for the latest information on
Second Presidential Summit of the Americas slated for this
Santiago, Chile, is now on the Government page.
Information, including a primer on the Free Trade Area of the
Americas (FTAA), is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
- The Committee to Protect Journalists confirmed the
slayings last year of journalists in five Latin
Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Guatemala, according to the
committee's reports now available on the
Journalism page. Find reports under
country headings or browse the index under the Censorship section.
Other new links:
- The CPJ report includes two special reports on Mexico: "Breaking
Away: Mexico's Press Challenges the Status Quo," and "Dangerous
- Prensanet, a list of journalists in Colombia; and
- The U.S.-based Wire Service Guild (WSG).
- Web sites for the the International Court of Justice, in
and French, and
INTERPOL, the International Criminal Police Organization, in
Spanish and French, have been added to the General Resources
section of the Law & Justice page.
- After a brief hiatus, Editorial Andres Bello, Editorial Santillana
and LOM Ediciones have returned to the Chile section of the Publishers page. Other new links:
- LibroChile, a magazine about the publishing industry in
- The Professional Writing Supersite, tips and information about g
etting published in the United States and abroad.
- The arts are heating up in Puerto Rico
with these new additions to the page:
- Vivir, the web site for university students;
- Bar las Virtudes, a literary haven;
- Evangelina Colon, singer; and
- A site dedicated to pop star Ricky Martin.
April 12, 1998
- New links to the Jamaica page:
- Jammin Reggae Archives, featuring Bob Marley;
- Jamaica: An introduction, a comprehensive look at the country;
- And the political parties, the Jamaica Labour Party and the
National Democratic Movement (NDM). The PNP is already on the
April 10, 1998
- The Venezuela page has a new link to
Producto, a trade magazine of the Venezulean marketing and public
April 5, 1998
- Several connections have been added to the Labor page:
- In the Argentina section: Asociacion de Empleados Bancarios,
Ministerio del Trabajo y Seguridad Social, and Union Obrera de la
Republica Argentina (UOCRA).
- In the Brazil section: Sindiluta, Jornal do Sindicato dos
Quimicos e Plasticos; Tribunal Superior do Trabalho; Lida, Revista do
Ministerio do Trabalho.
- In the Chile section: Ministerio del Trabajo y Prevision
Social and Instituto Nacional de Capacitacion Profesional.
- In the Other Countriessection: Departamento de Estudios
Universidad Catolica Andres Bello (Venezuela); CINTERFOR - Formacion
y Trabajo en America Latina (Uruguay); Trabajo y Recursos Humanos,
Puerto Rico Government; Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje (CostaRica);
April 4, 1998
- The Women's Studies page now has two
- A Chicana Feminist Home Page, in the United States: Chicana &
Latina Issues section.
- A page on gender by the CANTERA organization, in the
- In the Argentina page there have been
added several links in the News and Magazines section: Diario
El Popular (Olavarria), Ecos Diarios (Necochea), El Litoral (Santa Fe),
Pregon (Jujuy), La Nueva Provincia (Bahia Blanca), and Carta Abierta
with news from San Isidro, Tigre, Pilar, Vicente Lopez, Azul y San
Fernando (Buenos Aires).
April 3, 1998
- The Literature page have new
- In the Journals and Magazines section: Amazonian Literary
Review: a journal dedicated to the literary traditions of the
Amazonian Basin; Didascalia: information and debate about Latin
American Theater; Argos: Mexican literary journal; Barcelona Review:
International Journal of Contemporary Hispano-American Literature.
- In the Chile country resources section: Escritores.cl, with
current Chilean Literature
- In the Other Latin American and Caribbean Countries section:
Bar Las Virtudes, with Latin American Literature of avant-garde.
- LANIC announces the addition of two new Country Pages:
- St. Lucia, population 150,630, is
between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean just
north of Trinidad and Tobago. It obtained independence from the United
Kingdom on February 22, 1979 and is now a parliamentary democracy.
- The Bahamas, a chain of
islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida, is home to
some 275,941 people. The country obtained independence, also
from the United Kingdom, on July 10, 1973, and is known formally as the
"Commonwealth of the Bahamas."
- It happened 100 years ago, but modern technology brings it right to
your computer. Visit the "The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War
Home Page" under Scholarly Research Resources on the Reference page, along with the following
- The Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress
- MetaBase, a database that has bibliographic registries from various
repositories in Costa Rica; and
- Information in Spanish on how to cite electronic resources;
- New to the Journals & Magazines page:
- From the Interhemispheric Resource Center: Border Lines
Monthly, focusing on the United States and Mexico; Cross Border
Links, which aims to promote citizen diplomacy and transborder
organizing by serving the needs of global activists for information and
analysis; Foreign Policy in Focus; and Progressive
Response, foreign policy briefs;
- Theorethikos, the internet magazine of the Universidad
Francisco Gavidia in El Salvador; and
- Producto On-line, a business-related magazine in Venezuela.
April 1, 1998
- The Fundacion Institucionalidad y Justicia, Inc., or Foundation for
Institutionality and Justice, Inc., a non-profit, non-partisan
promoting the establishment of an independent and efficient judiciary in
the Dominican Republic, is new to the Law & Justice page and the country page.
- Two weeks ago, Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo proposed
constitutional reforms regarding indigenous rights, saying the
1992 amendment was "insufficient." Critics say it's a political move, but
the president says he cannot wait for the Zapatistas to return to the
bargaining table. See the proposals on the
Law & Justice page. Other new links:
- Tarlton Law Library Resources on Aztec and Mayan Law;
- The Supremo Tribunal Federal in Brazil, with lots of links to
- The International Interagency Fugitive Lookout;
- International Justice Statistics; and at the very bottom;
- The WWLIA Legal Dictionary.
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