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20 July 2005

Stories from 20 July 2005

Haiti: Free Haiti – More Campaign Update

Charles Norman Todd of Freiheit and Wissen has an excellent collection of links on the civil strife in Haiti.

Andean Nations: Andean conference

Boz is keeping his eyes out for English-language coverage of the Community of Andean Nations summit in Lima. So far, it seems to be scant.

Economics With A Face: Cuba Archives

Peter Mork and his wife, Emily Marie Stremel Mork have an amazing series of posts and photographs on their recent trip to Cuba. You can be sure Peter, an economist,...

Chile: Sebastián Piñera Photos

Christian Ocampo has a set of photos of Chilean presidential candidate and blogger, Sebastián Piñera from his visit to Rio Bueno.

Guyana: St. Joseph Mercy Wings Vocational School; The Computer Lab

Taran Rampersad describes his experience at the St. Joseph Mercy Wings Vocational School's computer lab in his ongoing quest to help bridge the digital divide.

Venezuela, Cuba: Cubano docs in Venezuela

Boli-Nica writes about the large number of Cuban doctors sent to Venezuela.

Argentina: Caminito de La Boca

This Delia Thing has some excellent photographs of La Boca district in Buenos Argentinas and concludes, “even though I know this was a tourist trap this was one of the...

Argentina Feliz dia amigos

Argenautas points out that today is official Friend Day in Argentina

The State of Free Culture in Latin America

This past weekend at the Contemporary Cultural Center in Barcelona, Spain, an international and multi-lingual group of bloggers, artists, musicians, and lawyers met to discuss the Free Culture movement which...

Cambodian Blogosphere: Training + Khmer Language Software = More Dialogue?

"Internet cafés are springing up like mushrooms in rainy season in the heart of Cambodia, Phnom Penh in recent years."  – Tharum Also, a perfect metaphor for the Cambodian blogopshere!...

Taiwan: It's a mess! 亂七八糟

Taiwan Tiger has a brief report on the aftermath of Typhoon Haitang.

South Africa: $1 Billion is a lot of money is flabbergasted that South Africa is even thinking about extending a $1 billion loan to Zimbabwe.

Skypecast: Andrea Monti of ICTlex

Lawyer Andrea Monti, who blogs in Italian at ICTlex, is winner in the Europe category of this year's RSF Freedom Blog Awards. Monti is concerned that people in Western democracies...

Singapore: Bloggers.SG 2005 Photos

Speaking of Bloggers.SG, the Singapore blogging conference, Tomorrow.SG has posted links to a number of photo galleries documenting the event.

Singapore: Blogging's potential for S'pore politics not fully realised

In the wake of Bloggers.SG 2005, Omeka Na Huria is calling for more bloggers to get involved in Singaporean politics.

Philippines: Wily, Wily Gloria

The Sassy Lawyer points out that the Philippine government has all three branches independently investigating the same scandal. In the meantime, Inside PCIJ looks at what the on-going crisis means...

Kenya: Kenyans protests and massacre

Black Looks covers protests in Kenya. The main sticking point seems to be that the current President was elected on a platform to reduce presidential powers within 100 days of...

Africa: Condi In Africa

Githush wonders why it took Condi so long to go to Africa. In the same post, he points out that First Lady Laura Bush and daughters have been in Africa...

Kyrgyzstan: It’s not Kafkaesque, but it is boring

David Read, who writes the Kyrgyzstan blog Pretend You're Dread, has been trying to get a birth certificate for his son and get married to his girlfriend. Unfortunately, the Kyrgyz...

Iraqi: KJ Update

Iraq Blog Count tell us that the number of signatures on the petition to release Khalid Jarrar has risen to well above 600.

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