Archive for the ‘blogs’ Category

Thank you, Newsmax

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Theodore Kettle of Newsmax included me in Newsmax’s Top 50 Conservative Blogs of 2015

24. Fausta’s Blog – If you want to keep track of what matters to lovers of liberty in Latin America, it’s Puerto Rican-born Fausta Wertz’s cornucopia of political, economic, and foreign policy information and commentary about south of the border, with a dose of New Jersey state current events thrown in (she has lived in Princeton forever). No surprise hers was the go-to site when President Obama announced plans to normalize relations with Communist Cuba — “No, Cuba is not China. No, you can’t have free markets without free peoples” — but she is also the handiest source for the latest on Colombia’s FARC guerillas or disguised Chinese backing of a proposed Nicaraguan canal.

It’s an honor to be included among them. Thank you!

Last call to complete a survey on political blogs

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Doctoral candidate Juan M. Sánchez-Villar of the University of Valencia (Spain) has requested my help in completing his research on the effects reading political blogs may have on the adoption of a more participative political position.

For that, he needs that you, gentle reader, complete a survey before March 15th. The survey takes 8-12 minutes to complete.

Here is his email explaining,

Dear friends,

My name is Juan Sánchez and I am a PhD Marketing student at the University of Valencia (Spain). I am currently developing my doctoral thesis, which focuses on the existing relationship between Internet interactivity and the adoption of a more participative political position.

I would like to ask your collaboration to complete the empirical part of my thesis. In this respect, I need you to click on the link below in order to complete a brief and simple online survey.

As you will see, the questionnaire is easy to answer and can be completed in no more than 8-12 (real-time) minutes. The survey displays several statements on different elements related to blog reading and political participation.

My research has no commercial purpose whatsoever and all the collated information will remain totally anonymous. No previous relevant academic background is required and there are no right and wrong answers. What are truly important and relevant are the freely-expressed opinions on the matters raised.

Please click on the following link to participate:

BLOGS, INTERACTIVITY AND POLITICAL OPINION LEADERSHIP SURVEY

Thank you very much for your kind collaboration.

Regards,

Juan Sánchez-Villar
University of Valencia (Spain)

Thank you.

Please complete a survey on political blogs

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Doctoral candidate Juan M. Sánchez-Villar of the University of Valencia (Spain) has requested my help in completing his research on the effects reading political blogs may have on the adoption of a more participative political position.

For that, he needs that you, gentle reader, complete a survey before March 15th. The survey takes 8-12 minutes to complete.

Here is his email explaining,

Dear friends,

My name is Juan Sánchez and I am a PhD Marketing student at the University of Valencia (Spain). I am currently developing my doctoral thesis, which focuses on the existing relationship between Internet interactivity and the adoption of a more participative political position.

I would like to ask your collaboration to complete the empirical part of my thesis. In this respect, I need you to click on the link below in order to complete a brief and simple online survey.

As you will see, the questionnaire is easy to answer and can be completed in no more than 8-12 (real-time) minutes. The survey displays several statements on different elements related to blog reading and political participation.

My research has no commercial purpose whatsoever and all the collated information will remain totally anonymous. No previous relevant academic background is required and there are no right and wrong answers. What are truly important and relevant are the freely-expressed opinions on the matters raised.

Please click on the following link to participate:

BLOGS, INTERACTIVITY AND POLITICAL OPINION LEADERSHIP SURVEY

Thank you very much for your kind collaboration.

Regards,

Juan Sánchez-Villar
University of Valencia (Spain)

Thank you.

In transit, again

Friday, October 17th, 2014

During the next few days I’m completing a move that started in July, so blogging will be sporadic. Stay tuned.

Across the country, in an unrelated event, Gerard‘s moving too, as it tuns out. He’s an optimist:

Ice!

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

No, not Immigration and Customs Enforcement; ice as on frozen water.

It’s 31F outdoors and there’s an inch or two of ice on the pavement, which means power was out this morning. Due to other matters that require my attention, blogging will be light.

However, don’t miss my article at Da Tech Guy’s, Ask Fausta: Is now the time to travel to Latin America?

If there’s electricity, I’ll be in Silvio Canto’s podcast at 8PM Eastern talking about Elections in El Salvador plus other US-Latin America issues


Thank you! #Fab50

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Fausta’s blog is one of the Fabulous Fifty – for Best Latin American Coverage!

Winner - 2013 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Happy Birthday, BabaluBlog! UPDATED

Friday, June 28th, 2013

And many more decades of happy blogging to my friends, who are featured today in El Nuevo Herald,
Babalú: casa virtual de los cubanoamericanos

Val Prieto at his desk

UPDATE,
Happy bloggiversary to American Digest, too!

#Fab50 time! The 2012 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Winning for Best Latin American Coverage! THANK YOU, DOUG!

Winner - 2012 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Fabulous 50 time, again! #Fab50

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

I won last year for Best Latin American Coverage, and Doug Ross will soon announce this year’s winners of the Fabulous 50 Blog Awards.

Will I win?

Winner - 2012 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

or not?

Winner - 2012 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Yes, you can take it with you!

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

your Kindle, that is, along with subscriptions to your favorite blogs!

The perfect gifts for everyone on your list!