What's New Archives: May 1998
May 29, 1998
- There are several additions in the Argentina page:
- In the Government section: Senado de la Nacion, Camara de
Diputados, Informacion Legislativa de la Comision de Educacion, Gobierno
de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Armada Argentina, and Fuerza Aerea.
- In the Education and Academic Research section: Revista Zona
Educativa and a new directory of Universities and Schools.
- In the Magazines and Periodicals section: Foro Argentino,
publication with information about a diversity of topics: agriculture,
health, human resources, law, etc.
- Additions in the Labor page:
- In the Uruguay section: Defensa Laboral Empresaria and
Revista Noticias del Sindicato Medico.
- In the Argentina section: Centro de Estudios Socioeconomicos
y Sindicales; Prensa Obrera; and a report on employment: Situacion del
empleo antes y durante el Plan de Convertibilidad.
May 22, 1998
- New connections in the Sociology page:
- In the Social Analysis Publications section: Factum, journal
of political analysis and public opinion (Uruguay); Plurizonte, social
psychology publication (Argentina); and Hipersociologia, from the
University of Buenos Aires.
- There are a lot of new connections in the Uruguay page:
- In the Government and Politics section: Presidencia de la
Republica and Ministerio de Salud Publica.
- In the Arts and Culture section: Cinemateca Uruguaya, Museo
del Gaucho, Fundacion de Arte Americano Maldonado, Musica (with many
links to composers and musicians), and links to the literary works of
Eduardo Galeano and Mario Benedetti.
- In a new Science and Technology section: Consejo Nacional de
Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (CONICYT), Instituto Antartico
Uruguayo, Instituto de Investigaciones Pesqueras (Universidad de la
Republica), and Laboratorio Tecnologico del Uruguay.
- In a new Education section: Red de Educacion Popular
(REPPOL), Universidad ORT, and other connections.
May 12, 1998
- Some new links have been added to the Higher Education page:
- In the Argentina section: Universidad de San Andres,
Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina, Universidad de Moron, and
Universidad Tecnologica Nacional.
The African Diaspora page has the
- Latin American Resources: ArtMattan Productions, featuring films
from South America and the Caribbean as well as Afro-Latino shorts.
- Brazil: Trabalhos de Ajuda ao Brasil, a series of photo-essays
in Portuguese and English by photo-journalist Phillip Wagner.
- Egbe Lukumi, a website designed by the non-profit
organization Egbe Lukumi, dedicated to the preservation of the afro-cuban
- Man-making Words: Selected Poems of Nicolas
- Haiti: The Vodou Page, a resource on Haitian Vodou written
by an initiated priestess, or Mambo. This site includes the basics of
the religion, Vodou and Haitian politics, "Writings by Women in
Afro-Caribbean Traditions" and other special topics.
- The Music page has the following
- Peru: Sounds of Peru, with sound files of Folklore and Afro
- The Music section of AfroCubaWeb, with
schedules, festivals, musicians & dancers.
- Musica Cubana, with
information on different Cuban musical genres.
- The Juracy Index featuring orchestras in Brazil, the
UFBA Escola de Musica, musical events and publications.
- A website
devoted to Alceu Valenca.
- Revista Eletronica de Musicologia. VivaMusica,
another magazine about Brazilian music.
- Purdue University's
Brazilian Music page, without sound files of regional and popular music.
- Argentina: The Orquesta Sinfonica de la Universidad Nacional
de Tucuman, the oldest professional orchestra of Northwest Argentina,
currently starting its 50th season.
- Other Countries:
- Banda Criolla from Puerto Rico.
Musica Puertorriquena has information on and sound files of several different
Puerto Rican genres.
- The Brazil page has the following
- Newspapers: "O Norte", a newspaper from the State of Paraiba,
Brazil. A member of the "Diarios Associados", this daily has a
noteworthy section on computer and information technologies in NE Brazil.
- Academic Resources: Links Juridicos.
- Magazines & Periodicals:
- Revista Dialogos, Dept. of
History, Universidade Estadual de Maringa (UEM), Maringa, Parana.
Revista de Historia Regional, Dept. of History, Universidade estadual de
Ponta Grossa - Pr.
- There is a new section on Nicaragua in the
Development page, including a
website on the Cantera Popular Education & Communications Center.
CANTERA is a Nicaraguan NGO committed to social transformation and
sustainable development through popular education, including courses in
communications, development, gender and methodology.
May 8, 1998
- The Human Rights page includes the
- International Resources: US State Department resource on
Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.
- Guatemala: Human Rights and Forensic Anthropology Page.
- Latin America: US State Department's 1997 Human Rights Reports
on Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Other Countries: Concilio Cubano.
May 6, 1998
- LANIC and the Inter-American Development Bank are pleased to announce
Foro PYME/SME Forum, an interactive site for the exchange of information
on the small- and medium-enterprise sector in Latin America. The site
will also provide up-to-date information on the IDB's Regional Management
Training Project which serves to expand the supply of management training
available for the SME sector in Latin America. Foro PYME seeks to
facilitate the exchange of information on SME management training in the
region, stimulate discussion of issues relevant to the SME sector, and
provide resources of value to the SME community internationally. The site
can be reached via the LANIC Home Page, as well as links on the Joint Projects page, and the Subject Pages for Management and Business.
- If you are looking for bibliographic references from Latin America,
be sure to consult one of the 14 Red de Redes
data bases now available for on-line searching through LANIC. Subject
matter covered in the data bases spans a variety of fields related to the
development process: Agriculture and biotechnology; banking and finance;
social sciences, economy and state reform; education, children, and
family. Several data bases include brief abstracts of cited works. Most
of the over 200,000 records in the data bases are in Spanish, although
our search interface is available in both English and Spanish. Red de
Redes can be reached through a link in the "Data Bases" section of
our Joint Projects page.
- The Military page has four new
links to the branches of the armed forces of Guatemala.
- The Centro Boliviano de Estudios Multidisciplinarios can now be found
in the Eduactaion section of the Bolivia page.
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