Internet Society News, V1 N2, 1992

A Latin America Update,

By Daniel Pimienta

The most important regional news since the first edition was the launch of the Peruvian network (RCP: Red Cientifica Peruana). The RCP serves users from all type of research centers from universities to NGO's (Non Governmental Organizations). The development is the result of a coordinated effort involving national and international Organizations under the "passionate" lead of Jos‚ Soriano (Union Latina's REDALC Sub Director at that time).

Venezuela is approaching the point of the return of years of people and technical investments.

In Ecuador, where coexist at least three projects, the ECUANEX network formal launch was announced, last February, in a project counting with UNDP and APC supports. CONUEP played a key role on behalf universities. An association was formalized (INTERCOM) where more than 20 NGO's and universities join. For more information write directly to Sally Burch, [email protected]. There is also a private initiative leaded by Banco del Pacifico to organize and offer to the research community a BITNET node. A national project (REYCIT), where CONACYT is the counterpart, completed a feasibility study funded by BID and the Central Bank of Ecuador. The last one is described in detail hereafter by one of the involved consultant. Please note that all the abbreviations are explained hereafter.

CUNET (Caribbean Universities Network) is an effort to help Caribbean islands (so far mainly the English speaking one's) start their network growth. The project is leaded by CRACIN (Red Academica Cientifica y de Investigacion Nacional de Puerto Rico) Director's Roberto Loran and receives support from OAS (Organization of American States). The current status is to connect by reverse charged (to OAS) daily dial-up connections PC based UUCP nodes. CUNET's administration reports a fast traffic growth at various nodes.

Dominican Republic network, REDID (Red de Intercambio para el desarrollo), following the same "REDALC methodology" used in Peru, is entering the last step before launch and the effort presents some original characteristics (full and free support from national private Telecommunication companies, first full scale use of the state of the art PC based user interface MULBRI) which makes the experiment specially interesting.

Isoc Nø3 will get in more details about the last two items in a special Caribbean Basin issue (Huracan, Cunet and Redid).

The Latin American group formed during the Rio de Janeiro workshop met in Buenos Aires in January, then in Mexico in February, and is planning to meet again in Puerto Rico in April. No public feed-back have been made available yet.


SPECIAL REPORT ON LATIN AMERICAN DISTRIBUTION LISTS OR NEWSGROUPS

This is a synthesis of the outstanding work offered by Pedro Saizar ([email protected]) which details are obtainable by sending the command GET LISTS GUIDE to LISTSERV@HARVARDA.

The pieces of information collected from the mentioned source have been completed or slightly modified, in rare occasions. However, it have not been thoroughly controlled. Please send additions or corrections directly to Pedro Saizar. The main language used is generally Spanish. Only public offers are listed.

A) PROFESSIONALS

TOPIC
REGION/COUNTRY
LIST NAME
NODE NAME
Artificial Intel.
Latin America
IAMEX-L
TECMTYVM.bitnet
Astronomy
Latin America
ASTR-O
BRFAPESP.bitnet
Networks
Latin America
LACWE-L
BRFAPESP.bitnet
Networks
Latin America
LACWS-L
BRFAPESP.bitnet
Networks
Latin America
REDALC
FRMOP11.bitnet
Networks
Latin America
SIRIAC-L
ENLACE.bitnet
Computer Science
Brazil
COMP-NET
PSP.FAPESP.ANSP.BR
Computer Science
Chile
CHILENET
UCHCEVM.bitnet
Health Science
Latin America, USA
PANET-L
YALEVM.bitnet
Informatics
Latin America
ESLAI
FORWISS.UNI-PASSAU.DE
Physics
Latin America
FISICA-L
BRUFMG.bitnet
Psychology
The Americas
IAPSY-L
ALBNYVM1.bitnet
Social Science
Quebec
RQSS
UQUEBEC.bitnet


B) CULTURAL

TOPIC
LIST NAME
NODE NAME
Argentina
Argentina
asterix.eng.buffalo.edu
Bolivia
Llajat
[email protected]
Brazil
Bras-net
Non-European users: [email protected]
Brazil
Bras-net
European users: [email protected]
Brazil
UFRJ-NCEN
ufrj.bitnet
Brazil
.BR domain
brfapesp.bitnet
Brazil
Padais
pccvm.bitnet
Caribbean
Caribe
enlace.bitnet
Caribbean
USENET News
soc.culture.caribbean
Central Amer.
CentAm-L
ubvm.bitnet
Chile
Chile-l
purccvm.bitnet
Colombia
Colext
andescol.bitnet
Dominican Rep.
Sdomingo
enlace.bitnet
Ecuador
Ecuador
ners6k1.ncsu.edu
Ibero-America
Iberian_issues
bitnic.bitnet
Latin America
LASNET
emx.utexas.edu
Latin America
USENET News
soc.culture.latin-america
Mexico
Mexico-l
tecmtyvm.bitnet
Mexico
Mexico-d
tecmtyvm.bitnet
Mexico
Mexico
vmtecmex.bitnet
Panama
Panama
lamar.colostate.edu
Peru
Peru
athena.mit.edu
Puerto Rico
Boriken
enlace.bitnet
Uruguay
Uruguay
db.toronto.edu
USA
MCRL-L
msu.bitnet
Venezuela
Venezuela
athena.mit.edu