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La Paz, Honduras[edit]

Could someone with local knowledge please check La Paz, Honduras, (not Bolivia). It has been vandalised a number of time in the last week or so, no longer sure what is correct.--Traveler100 (talk) 09:40, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Request for Feedback: Gender Equality in El Salvador[edit]

The current information on El Salvador does not address women’s rights in the country. For a class that I am in, I will be posting a new article entitled, “Gender Equality in El Salvador.” The article will discuss women in El Salvador, with the main sections being legal rights, politics, employment, domestic life, education, health care, and crimes against women. It will look at current figures from the Human Development Index, as well as present views from academia on moving forward. With high rates of violence against women, including femicides, the article is needed to shed light on gender inequality in El Salvador. I would appreciate any feedback on the proposed article, as well as any guidance on finding feminist academic sources that are relevant to the country.

Nelson Gladwell (talk) 07:23, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Please give feedback:Gender Equality in Honduras[edit]

There is not currently a page that covers the gender inequality in Honduras. I am currently doing research and gathering ideas on how I can best contribute to remedy this problem. The topics that I wish to cover are as follows: Reproductive health, empowerment, economic activity, women's participation in the labor force, employment segregation, gender wage disparity and educational attainment. Any feedback advice or information would be greatly appreciated. My main goal for right now is to expand the sources that I have on the topic or perhaps even a different search engine. I have been using google scholar, but I seem to be having a problem that the majority of sources that catch my eye must be purchased. Any help on that front would be appreciated. (talk) 05:59, 6 March 2013 (UTC)Steve Miller

Most scholarly papers will be subscription only, available from such sources as JSTOR, Cambridge Journals etc. - if you find something that would help developing your articles, post a request, with link at the Resource Exchange - they've helped me a great deal in the past. Simon Burchell (talk) 11:53, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Ernesto Perez Balladares[edit]

I'm working to bring the article on Panamanian president Ernesto Perez Balladares up to GA status. Unfortunately, most English-language sources I've found focus only on his presidency; I've had difficulty finding other biographical facts like the date of his marriage, whether he has any children, or his post-presidency career, in my clumsy Google Translate searches of Panamanian newspapers. Are there any Spanish speakers here who would be willing to lend a few minutes to help round out these aspects of the article? I'd be glad to split the GA credit with you, of course. You can see the GA review here.

Thanks to all, -- Khazar2 (talk) 02:10, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

Mediating Disputes Over "La Ciudad Blanca"[edit]

I'd like to ask if you'd be willing to mediate disagreements that I'm having with another Wikipedia editor over the article on La Ciudad Blanca, one that falls under the WikiProject Central America for its content about Honduras. The other editor and I have been going back and forth in edit wars for the past few weeks. Although we thought we'd reached an understanding, it hasn't worked. Most of the debates appear on the talk page for the article, although some also appear on each of our user talk pages. My principal complaints are that: 1) his editing of the article has been based heavily upon a popular magazine article, not reliable scholarly sources; and 2) that he continues to revert a large number of what I consider to be improvements to the article. He has accused me of inserting a personal POV, while I have denied that and have countered that in fact what is happening his that he is editing the article to reflect his POV. Ideally, the article should be as neutral, correct, and factual as possible as well as being based on reliable sources. Any help on this article from someone experienced with Honduras and especially the history, folklore, and archaeology of Honduras would be greatly appreciated. Hoopes (talk) 20:50, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

This assessment of the situation is non-neutral (and false - I have made no attempt to insert my POV). Please also note that Hoopes has specifically canvassed several users that he feels will support his POV. He has therefore violated canvassing policies in an attempt to "win". --ThaddeusB (talk) 23:11, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
This assessment of the situation is non-neutral and false, hanging on matters of subjective interpretation that require objective evaluation. Requesting support from editors from a relevant WikiProject is not canvassing. The assertion that this is about "an attempt to 'win'" is further evidence of non-neutrality on the part of the editor in question. Hoopes (talk) 19:47, 18 June 2013 (UTC)


The usage of "America" is up for discussion, see talk:America -- (talk) 04:04, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Americas[edit]

FYI, there's a proposal to create a western hemisphere coordinating project above NA/SA/etc. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Americas -- (talk) 05:46, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

{{Latin Union}}[edit]

Template:Latin Union (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 05:52, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

"Boomerang (Latin America)"[edit]

The usage of Boomerang (Latin America) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) is up for discussion, see Talk:Boomerang (Latin American TV channel) -- (talk) 05:07, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

{{Organization of American States}}[edit]

Template:Organization of American States (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 01:45, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Spanish conquest of Petén FA nom[edit]

Hi all. I've just posted Spanish conquest of Petén as a Featured Article Candidate and invite any comments on its review page. Thanks, Simon Burchell (talk) 21:29, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Mayan caves in the Yucatan (seeking additional information for this article)[edit]

Hello ! I have a question about Maya archeology . In the mid- 90s . I watched an interesting TV show . In it a group of people studied karst system in the Yucatan . At the deepest and furthest from the surface of the cave they found a small, stuffy stones input ( such as having the right kind of masonry ) , allegedly leading to the lower world (or sanctuary) Maya. This entry allegedly walled Mayan priests to keep out strangers in a holy place (like Spanish ) when they invaded their land. Log in to open did not. In this TV show is over. For information about entering I have never found . If you know , please tell me : what was this cave , and where in fact this is the input? Thank you in advance. text in Russian - . Vyacheslav84 (talk) 02:46, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

WP:WikiProject Mesoamerica might be a more fruitful page to ask. -Uyvsdi (talk) 01:51, 3 December 2013 (UTC)Uyvsdi

Guaymí people name change[edit]

Hello! Anyone here? The Guaymí people imply that the term is outdated. Should this article be renamed Ngöbe people or Ngäbe people? Thanks for any input! -Uyvsdi (talk) 01:50, 3 December 2013 (UTC)Uyvsdi

The article name has been changed. WhisperToMe (talk) 22:22, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

TACA Flight 390 notability debate[edit]

Please see Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Aviation#Fatal_commercial_jetliner_crash_article_tagged_for_notability_due_to_no_demonstration_of_.22lasting_effect.22 about TACA Flight 390 WhisperToMe (talk) 22:21, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Proposed merger of 4th century in Guatemala category[edit]

Please see Categories for discussion where the 4th century in Guatemala category is being proposed for merging into a parent category. Any discussion welcome, Simon Burchell (talk) 11:01, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

La Ruidosa, Copan, Honduras[edit]

Attention from additional editors would be helpful at La Ruidosa, Copan, Honduras, a new stub about a village in Copán Department, Honduras. An editor has repeatedly re-inserted material that may not be appropriate, while removing other content that may be. [1] [2][3]. See also Wikipedia:La Ruidosa, recently renamed and moved from La Jigua. --Arxiloxos (talk) 13:42, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

I'm a bit doubtful about the move - I saw it when a link was changed on an article I'd worked on. The municipality of La Jigua exists and can be Googled - La Ruidosa doesn't appear to have a muni, in fact a quick search turned up no results at all - I haven't checked my maps though. Simon Burchell (talk) 12:17, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Does this Guatemalan private school have a "high school" program?[edit]

While writing articles on Mexico City K-12 private schools, I found the "Colegio Bilingue Vista Hermosa"

Can anyone tell if this school has an equivalent of an American high school/education to age 18? If so, it's eligible for a Wikipedia article WhisperToMe (talk) 11:37, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi WhisperToMe, yes it is. It is a combined primary and secondary school (primaria and básico) and has further education beyond basic secondary school level (i.e. up to age 18). Best regards, Simon Burchell (talk) 12:15, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! Which text at indicates that it goes to age 18? I want to cite the text. It's "Cuarto y Quinto Bachillerato en CCLL con Orientación Humanística o Científica Cuarto a Séptimo Magisterio en Educación Primaria Bilingüe", right? WhisperToMe (talk) 12:53, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
From memory, when I lived in Guatemala, 3° básico was 15 year olds, so 4° básico will be 16 and 5° básico would be 17 year olds. The relevant text here is Cuarto a Séptimo Magisterio en Educación Primaria Bilingüe - Séptimo (7th) would be up to 19-year olds. Simon Burchell (talk) 14:56, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! WhisperToMe (talk) 23:02, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in the Americas may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 20:50, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

A bit of help with Honduras geography[edit]

Hi all. I'd appreciate it if somebody could take a look at Talk:1935 Jérémie hurricane and offer any insight into the issue I've encountered. Many thanks for any help, – Juliancolton | Talk 14:47, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject Central America at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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