Saturday, September 30, 2006


Next 1º October brazilian to to ballot to elect a new President.The polls give a Ingacio Lula Da Silva the actual presenden with the best chances,nearly 50% of popular preferences.Geardo Alckrim has the second chance.Brazil is the largest country in Latin America and people says that what happens en there is a political trend to others countries.Lula a former metalurgical worker of PT party(Workers Party) made a government of ortodox macroeconomies lines and a a social aid program(La Bolsa de la Familia) for empoverished 11 million peoples who cost nearly 4.000 US million yearly.Certainly the country has benefited from extraordinary favorable global conditions since 2002.Inflation in under control.But is in the best of cases Brazil is a emergent economy.Lula.Many left old adherents of Lula are disapointed with the course od actions an prefer a woman ex PT ,Heloisa Herrera the third most voted with 10% of preferences.The popular worries;reduction of public expenses,more privatization(Petrobras,some State Banks).Other unsolved problem is no land reform
made and the growing mouvement of "without Land" and many lands in a tiny goups of landlords.Corruption and violence,people said about armed gangs of young people en the great cities.But the more dificult task to Lula is rewin the leardership of Latin America international policy and economical trends that in the last time is eroded by Hugo Chavez the charismatic and controversial Venezuela President.

Image:Monumento to workers in Brazilia in Google
And :Infobrazil

Friday, September 29, 2006


I grew,drenched by nature's waters,
like a molusk in ocean phosphor:
in me shattered brine reverberated,
and laid down my poper skeleton.
How to explain.Almost without movementçof azure and bitter breath,
one by one the waves repeated
what I gave out,and throbbed,
tine brine and juice formed me:
the disdain,the desire of a wave,
the green rhythm that from the hidden bulk
lifted up a translucent edifice,
that secret,it clasped to itself,and so
I sensed that I might pulse as it did:
that my song might grow with the waters.

From;Pablo Neruda chilean poet,Memorial de Isla Negra
Image:Henry Moore 1895,english painter in Google

Thursday, September 28, 2006


In 1607 arrived to South America the first group of jesuits priest to the very hearth of the continent.A huge teritory including all actual Paraguay,a part of center of Brasil,some territories of Argentina and Bolivia,Uruguay and Chile.Was named the Jesuitic Province of Paraguay as much land than actual Europe.At the time all this part was Spain colonies property of Spanish kingdom,his frontier were a ambigous line acroos rivers ann wild forest,separated from portuguese dominion.
During 150 years 50 jesuits men worked with the guarani people about 140.000 people in a pacific mode.The missioners understood quickly the guarani culture based in comunitarian work systems and with strong familiar ties.Together developed a high sopthisticated agricultural cultures as yerba mate culture improving the plants.The priest were botanists,zoologists,mathematician,antrophologists.The made a Peculiar University.Till today in botany nomination guarani idiom is the third with more nomimations after latin and greek.
With the jesuitic cooperation they gathered about 725.000 cattle herd ,95.000 horses and 230.000 sheeps.They developped factories as musical instrument and prints and many huge contructions was made including Churches,Comunitary houses for widows and orphans child,part of this remains as ruins.The missions was a Eden copy in a hard colonization systems developped by the spaniard who treated indigenous people as slaves.
But in 1978 all ended jesuitic order was banned from all spanish only the ruins and the guarani people are the testimony of a real heritage of wise men
in a very hostile Century worked together with guarani and this people was treated as human beings.

Imagen:Missions Ruins Google
more information:Survival

Saturday, September 16, 2006


distant and alone

black pony,big moon,
olives in my saddlebag.
though I know these roads,
I' ll never reacho Córdova

Trough the plains,trough wind,
black pony,red moon,
death watching me
from the high towers of Córdova

Ay! What a long road.
Ay! What brave pony.
Ay! Death,you will take me,
on the road to Cordova.

distant and alone

Poem from Federico Garcia Lorca spanish poetry
Image Gustav Klimt.

Friday, September 15, 2006


I was thinking about the wars cost for South american countries en the last 100 years.This include not only the civilian casualities,ther damage in the productive
areas and specially how much cost before and after the real war the mantain huges armies.Brasil,Chile,Venezuela,and seeems me Colombia has not wars in the last one hundred years.The only war was the Malvinas in Argentina against Britain and the Chaco war including bolivian an paraguayan armies by a potencial oil area demostred
without reserves after the war.Other little incidents were betewen Equator an Perou by limits divergences.
The issue is how much cost to the no war countries mantain a navy,air an ground army
during this period and the alternative uses for the money in education,health care an industrial development.Are tiny countries without army as Costa Rica and some european countries.a second hipotesis is if you have armies with soldiers who spend all his life in a no world war are a strogn posiblility of political involvement of
them in civilian afairs including government.Other conclusion is thas military political envolvment make of them a real political power and in the past many internal turmoil or social dificulties are excuse to military envolvement.One conclusion are if South America want emulate the European Comunity must first make a regional agreement about limits armies spending and a political one about irrationality of national frontiers in the XXI Century.




I saw some personal blog from USA and many from latin area,specially Chile.The diference.Usa blogger are more individualistic an very pragmatic.People speaks about her or his life in the day,in the instant.No many references to other persons.People says about the problem has in mind.generaly the work,tell about his nuclear family,husband,wife,sons.The great ideas you can find only is specific matter blogs(politics,economy,social issues).
On the other side Latin blogs are more evasive about job activities or private about nuclear families.The blog mix diferent issues,politics, comments about international news ans sports.Are more evasive about the person worries and are very aware to obtain a kind of reply from other persons.Some are intented to find friends or relationships.
This could be a stereotipe but is a first landcape about the diferences.
My doubt are what are more competitive about ranking,I believes both.The barrier in intercultural blogs are idioms and y have other doubt about the translation devices if t¡it work to make a multilingual blog.

Image:Google Internet

Thursday, September 14, 2006


We in Latin America have the easy understanding that poverty roots come outsides our societies.The great economics groups,the wealthy countries,the lack equality en international trade relationships.But this is also a easy answer for the problem.
The problems issue is a internal one of our national societies.Certainly the economy
is a tool for development,but first we must understand that our social structure is bad constructed.We must made social reforms and have a culture of new social order.Our principal wealth are people and is a scandal waste capacities of wok of many young and even women outside of work market.The first human rigth is to find a job.Poor people made less rich to the more wealthy groups and is a kind of imperfect
democracy.Have no sense speak of liberty to poor people,or human values to people who has no access to basic education and health care.People are not goods in the market,the time of slavey are gone,really?Is not so clear for many little peasant
without land tenure.Is make no sense have a first,second even third education categories according the pocket.Minimize the state rol can be good in some oportunities,but we can not emulate developed societies.Our road is other,free market well but in proportion when he is really free.Market is a entelequia to poor.
They must find a atmosphere of promotion of his talents by state and the society.Is a bad solution a tiny population segment(5% or 15%) with 70% of national income.And developped countries must understand that first issue is resolve poverty and not
terrorism,the roots of terrorism are young people without job and education.

Image:water and poverty