Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Latin America
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WikiProject Latin America is one of the Latin American WikiProjects:
Latin American project
Hello. I am interrested in Latin America and want to create a new project for Latin America. There, I will put a list of articles to create, articles to expand, articles to translate (from Spanish, French mainly), a list of people who want to help, etc. What do you think about such a project? --Youssefsan 14:46, 5 Sep 2003 (UTC)
I've moved Wikipedia:WikiProject Latin America countries to the Inactive section of the WikiProject page, as it hasn't been edited since Nov 1st; I wanted to let you all know, and ask if you're still working on it. If so, feel free to move it back up into the active section. JesseW 08:02, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)
What about a Wikipedia:WikiReader on Latin America countries. There are about 20 countries. So with 2-3 pages on each country we can have 50-60 articles. In the long term, we can have 5-10 articles/country that mean a book 100-200 pages. Someone interrested in the project ?--Youssef 18:48, 24 Dec 2004 (UTC)
I request the creation of a Central America portal. This would cover all countries on the mainland south of Mexico and north of Columbia, possibly including the adjacent areas of Mexico and Columbia proper. There have been several shipping canals proposed in this area. Panama was built in 1910s, whereas Nicaragua is moving ahead on their plans. Another was proposed for the Tehuantepec isthmus across southern Mexico. Dtvjho (talk) 15:53, 23 October 2010 (UTC)
Wikiproject Wikiproject LOC Country Studies
I have started a Wikipedia:WikiProject Library of Congress Country Studies, Wikiproject that involves taking the public domain LOC Country Studies and incorporating them into Wikipedia. Go to the Colombia subpage to participate or observe progress on the Colombia section. Many other Latin American countries are involved in this project.--Bkwillwm 19:56, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
Our article on this locality is nominated for Articles for Deletion on 30 January 2006. It would be good if people with some knowledge of Peru could give their advice. Capitalistroadster 03:11, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team cooperation
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WikiReader: History of Latin America
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Article in need of cleanup
I'm not sure if this is your department (I posted this on the Islam project page too) but Islam in Suriname could probably use cleanup, categorization, etc by somebody who's a bit knowledgeable. Thought I'd let y'all know. Fightindaman 01:02, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
Wikipedia Day Awards
Hello, all. It was initially my hope to try to have this done as part of Esperanza's proposal for an appreciation week to end on Wikipedia Day, January 15. However, several people have once again proposed the entirety of Esperanza for deletion, so that might not work. It was the intention of the Appreciation Week proposal to set aside a given time when the various individuals who have made significant, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia would be recognized and honored. I believe that, with some effort, this could still be done. My proposal is to, with luck, try to organize the various WikiProjects and other entities of wikipedia to take part in a larger celebrartion of its contributors to take place in January, probably beginning January 15, 2007. I have created yet another new subpage for myself (a weakness of mine, I'm afraid) at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week where I would greatly appreciate any indications from the members of this project as to whether and how they might be willing and/or able to assist in recognizing the contributions of our editors. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 20:04, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
Bilateral relations discussion
I would like to invite you all to participate in a discussion at this thread regarding bilateral relations between two countries. All articles related to foreign relations between countries are now under the scope of WikiProject Foreign relations, a newly created project. We hope that the discussion will result in a more clean and organized way of explaining such relationships. Thank you. Ed ¿Cómo estás? 17:58, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
Hi, this article just passed GA status and in the interest of making it as comprehensive as possible, I was wondering if anyone from this WikiProject might want to give it a lookover and see how its coverage of the animal as a facet of Andean culture rates. Thanks! Chubbles 20:19, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
Spanish surname policy discussion
A discussion is under way here on how to style Spanish surnames after the lead sentence of biographies. The outcome is likely to become Wikipedia policy. Interested editors are invited to comment. Unconventional (talk) 16:27, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
This article is extremely biased towards just Mexican cuisine. I know it's a small article but, my parents are from Guatemala and Tamarindo is popular there. I also wanted to know if there was a stub for Latin American cuisine so I could put it on there. If you have this information please let me know on my talk page. Lighthead þ 04:11, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
South America in 1705
For Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos which is currently at WP:FAC, I would like to know what the different regions in South America marked in File:America-1705.jpg are. One of the green areas is likely the Viceroyalty of Peru, another maybe the New Kingdom of Granada, but I cannot make sense of the other regions nor of the color scheme used. (Colors might not have a meaning and are maybe chosen in a way not to have regions of the same color border each other.) Can somebody identify the other areas in South America? Are they political areas at all or rather geographic? bamse (talk) 19:28, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
Deletion discussion for voseo
Anti-clericalism in Latin America
I have concluded that Wikipedia does not cover the topic of anti-clericalism in Latin America very well. To remedy these deficiencies, I have done some very basic research and created an article titled Anti-clericalism in Latin America. This is really just a somewhat longish stub. It is not even a start as it only covers the subtopics that have been discussed in Catholic Church and other related Wikipedia articles.
The article needs to be expanded to provide a more comprehensive treatment of the topic.
Your assistance is solicited to improve this new article.
Improving the history section of Latin America
If you go to the article, you will note it is a bit sparse, and has a strong focus on US relations. Also, about 130 years of history is missing completely. This needs to be improved very badly and I would say should be a current priority. Zazaban (talk) 20:36, 13 March 2010 (UTC)
Unreferenced living people articles bot
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Historiographical discussion at Platine War
Can someone knowledgeable help out at Salvador Allende? There are two naming disputes. one is whether his middle name is isabelino or isabelina. another is if his name has del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús attached to the middle. --Profitoftruth85 (talk) 19:48, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
Latin American music task force
Hello, I'm propsing a taskforce dedicated to the music of Latin America. Since it's part of the culture, I decided to bring the proposal here and you guys think. Magiciandude (talk) 23:16, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
Latin America articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release
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We would like to ask you to review the Latin America articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Monday, October 11th.
We have greatly streamlined the process since the Version 0.7 release, so we aim to have the collection ready for distribution by the end of October, 2010. As a result, we are planning to distribute the collection much more widely, while continuing to work with groups such as One Laptop per Child and Wikipedia for Schools to extend the reach of Wikipedia worldwide. Please help us, with your WikiProject's feedback!
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WikiProject cleanup listing
I have created together with Smallman12q a toolserver tool that shows a weekly-updated list of cleanup categories for WikiProjects, that can be used as a replacement for WolterBot and this WikiProject is among those that are already included (because it is a member of Category:WolterBot cleanup listing subscriptions). See the tool's wiki page, this project's listing in one big table or by categories and the index of WikiProjects. Svick (talk) 21:03, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
Would anyone be opposed to adding this project to the Popular pages project? This will cause a list of the most popular (based on pageview statistics) pages within the scope of the project to be created monthly. This is a useful tool to identify frequently-viewed pages that are not up to par, quality-wise. For a project like this one, it may also help to clarify its current scope and so assist in the refining of the scope. See for example Wikipedia:WikiProject Argentina/Popular pages. Regards, Rd232 talk 12:30, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
Salsa music's FAR
I have nominated Salsa music for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. GamerPro64 (talk) 03:55, 12 December 2010 (UTC)
While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.
Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing
After a recent request, I added WikiProject Latin America to the list of projects to compile monthly pageview stats for. The data is the same used by http://stats.grok.se/en/ but the program is different, and includes the aggregate views from all redirects to each page. The stats are at Wikipedia:WikiProject Latin America/Popular pages.
The page will be updated monthly with new data. The edits aren't marked as bot edits, so they will show up in watchlists. You can view more results, request a new project be added to the list, or request a configuration change for this project using the toolserver tool. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let me know. Thanks! Mr.Z-man 00:47, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
Mfd notice of Wikipedia:WikiProject Mercosur
Idea for Wikiprojects
Hi! I found:
I wonder if one could make a Wikipedia:WikiProject Indigenous languages of the Americas WhisperToMe (talk) 18:34, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
Trying to help.
Translating and correcting
A new discussion on wording changes to the current guideline to clarify the use of diacritics for subjects whose native names contain them has been initiated. It can be found at Wikipedia:Naming conventions (use English)/Diacritics RfC Ohconfucius ¡digame! 08:52, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
I have nominated Héctor Lavoe for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 03:40, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
WikiWomen's History Month
Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Latin America will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Latin America's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 23:29, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Spanish conquest of Guatemala FA nom
Perth requested-move notification
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There's a FAC open for the article May Revolution at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/May Revolution/archive5. All comments are welcomed. Cambalachero (talk) 00:35, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
I am currently a student at Rice University pursuing a minor in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities (PJHC). One of the minor's projects is to improve the quality of Wikipedia articles on issues related to social inequality. I have chosen to improve the Street Child article by creating a related article about "Street Children in Latin America." Because my article discusses Latin America, I thought I would post on this page to invite you all to read and possibly contribute to my page.
Although Latin America is a fairly broad region to study, many researchers have been able to adequately assess and study street children in certain Latin American regions (i.e. Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala) and then generalize and apply their research to all of Latin America. Most researchers have grouped street children in Latin America into two categories: home-based street children and street-based street children. The former refers to children that spend their days on the streets but have physical homes and families to return to--but are forced to search for work on the streets because of poverty. The latter refers to children without physical homes, children who work, sleep, eat, and play on the streets. Although it is difficult to determine just how many street children currently exist in Latin America, some sources such as UNICEF estimate that as many as 45% of children in Latin America are, will be, or have been street children at some point (home-based or street-based). These numbers are debatable, but the underlying issue of street children remains.
Once I'm done with the article, I'll post a link to it. Meanwhile, if anyone has any suggestions for sources or is interested in collaborating with me on the article, please let me know.
I put in requests for Wikipedia:WikiProject Mexico/Article alerts, Wikipedia:WikiProject Colombia/Article alerts with the owner of the bot. When they go blue they are active. In ictu oculi (talk) 15:33, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Latin American templates up for deletion
See Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2013 August 31 where several have been nominated -- 22.214.171.124 (talk) 00:50, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
Spanish / Lat Am MOS
Are there any editors interested in getting Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Spain & Spanish-related articles improved to the status were it can be RFC-ed for a formal guidelina as WP:FRMOS is? If so please comment on Wikipedia Talk:Manual of Style/Spain & Spanish-related articles. Thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 07:04, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
Spanish conquest of Petén FA nom
RfC: on including PR status dispute
At Puerto Rico, there is an RfC Can the existence of the PR status controversy be admitted to the article? The DRN put forward by another editor was closed due to no volunteer. An RfC was recommended there. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 17:02, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
Popular pages tool update
As of January, the popular pages tool has moved from the Toolserver to Wikimedia Tool Labs. The code has changed significantly from the Toolserver version, but users should notice few differences. Please take a moment to look over your project's list for any anomalies, such as pages that you expect to see that are missing or pages that seem to have more views than expected. Note that unlike other tools, this tool aggregates all views from redirects, which means it will typically have higher numbers. (For January 2014 specifically, 35 hours of data is missing from the WMF data, which was approximated from other dates. For most articles, this should yield a more accurate number. However, a few articles, like ones featured on the Main Page, may be off).
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Latin peoples article deletion
Comment on the WikiProject X proposal
Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
This is a notice about Category:Latin America articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. Iceblock (talk) 03:26, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
WikiProject X is live!
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