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· March, 2007

Stories about Indigenous from March, 2007

Bangladesh: Development Against All Odds

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Bideshi Blond provides the relevant statistics proving the claim. Being a developing country with limited resources it is...

Syrian Blogsphere on Culture: Old Damascus Campaign, Norouz Day and “Tleebeh”

In this past week, most of the Syrian blogsphere was busy sponsoring yet another campaign in favor of saving what's left of the world's oldest continuously inhabited city, Damascus. The...

Poland: Demography

The beatroot writes: “Poland’s population is shrinking faster than any other country in the EU. Strange that, in a country that claims to be 95 percent Catholic, don’t you think?”

Palestine: Donning the Kuffiyeh for Fashion or Politics

Palestinian blogger Maytha, who is based in the US, predicts that the Kuffiyeh (Palestinian head gear) is making a comeback on the West Coast. “(M)aybe it's LA fashionistas sheer dedication...

Bahrain: Newspaper Accused of Spreading Sectarianism

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif blames a local newspaper for spreading sectarianism. “Whatever it is, the only way to defeat such sectarianism is not to give in to it and...

Algeria: Special Focus on Mauritania

Algerian blogger Lameen Souag has kind words for Mauritania. “On the rare occasions when it makes Western headlines, it's generally for slavery or famine, but this week it's distinguishing itself...

Guatemala: Purification after Bush's Visit

Ecuadorean-Mexican blogger Eduardo Arcos can't help but draw attention to the fact that some indigenous Guatemalan organizations will purify holy places [ES] following the visit of George W. Bush. Arcos...

Belize: A Mayan homeland

Godfrey Smith outlines some of the complexities underpinning the establishment of a Mayan homeland in Belize.

The Middle East and North Africa on Women's International Day

While half the world is today celebrating the International Women's Day, the other half seems to be blogging about it I suppose. Here's a run down of some of the...

Brazil: Photography: Antonio Mari

The Travel Photographer introduces Brazilian photojournalist and ethnographer Antonio Mari.

Syria: The Destruction of Old Damascus

The Syrian government is sponsoring a project that will destroy the last pieces of the Old City of Damascus [World's oldest continuously inhabited city] remaining outside the city walls, including...

Arabisc: An Open letter to the Saudi Labour Minister

Saudi Arabian blogger Raed Al Saeed has written an open letter to his Labour Minister Dr Ghazi Al Gosaibi, who is also a distinguished writer and diplomat, and posted it...

Egypt: A Busy Complaints Department

“So I live in a place that is sunny almost every day and I can ride my horses out my gate into the Sahara Desert to visit pyramids and the...

Egypt: Thomas Friedman – A “Dangerous” Man

“Someone has to give Thomas Friedman an education before he makes the view that Arabs and Muslims are congenitally amoral subhuman hordes completely mainstream,” writes Issandr El Amrani in The...

Forced evictions in Guatemala: whose land is it anyway?

Land ownership and occupation are complex and highly contentious issues in many parts of Latin America, and the tropical, resource-rich plains of northeastern Guatemala are no exception. On the one...

Bilingual Education in Guatemala

[Editor's note: The following post was originally written by blogger and journalist Juan Manuel Castillo and posted at La Nana. It was translated to English by Guatemalan contributor Renata Ávila.]...

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