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21 July 2005

Stories from 21 July 2005

Bolivia: Cochabamba Impressions

Ray takes notes on his initial impressions of Cochabamba and gets into Bolivian history.

Guyana: Skyping the Remote Guyanese Interior

Caribbean Free Radio links to a Skype interview with “Guyanese adventurer Duane de Freitas, who lives in the Guyanese interior and uses a satellite internet connection to communicate with the...

Trinidad and Tobago: Hindi Dictionary Updated

Taran Rampersad discusses Hindi in Trinidad and Tobago.

Peru, Chile: Quecha and Mapuche

Roberto Arancibia notes the rise [es] in websites dedicated to indigenous language pointing both at a new Peruvian blog which aims to teach Quecha [es] to Spanish speakers as well...

Cuba: Blackouts Continue

Mora reports on Babalu Blog that the blackouts are continuing throughout Cuba as the island tries to get back on its feet after a series of hurricanes and tropical storms.

Venezuela: VOA for Latin America

Boz responds with scepticism to a US House approval of specifically focusing Voice of America-like broadcasting at Venezuela, which will soon begin its own hemisphere-wide cable television channel.

El Salvador: End of two party system

Tim's El Salvador Blog discusses the possible end of a two party system in El Salvador as both ARENA and the FMLN lose support.

Nicaragua: Voting Machines and ATM's

Picasso Dreams reports that the same company that makes ATM's in Nicaragua made the electronic voting machines in the last US presidential election. Jokingly she writes, “I found it ironic...

Venezuela: Confusing Terms

Tomas Sancio discusses the manipulation of economic terms in the Venezuelan newspaper, El Nacional. Complete with translations.

Venezuela: From the Left and Right

Venezuela News and Views takes a look at the coverage of Venezuela amongst the most popular liberal and conservative blogs in English. His conclusion: “Venezuela is indeed only a blip...

Cambodia: Interview with Lux Mean: Teaching Cambodians in Rural Areas To Blog

Cambodia4Kids has an interview with Lux Mean, the man who's going around Cambodia teaching people how to blog.

Ukraine: The WTO Debate

Orange Ukraine follows the twists and turns of passing the legislation needed for Ukraine to join the WTO.

Zimbabwe: Riot Police hit Churches

This is Zimbabwe is reporting that riot police have forcibily removed homeless who had found housing in churches–most, if not all, of whom were made homeless by “Operation Cleanup”–from their...

Singapore: Xiaxue hacked

Daryl Sng is reporting that popular Singapore blogger Xiaxue has had her blog and email broken into. Mr.Brown notes that another Singaporean blogger also had her blog hacked and recommends...

Russia: US Ambassador's closing remarks

Siberian Light covers the departing remarks of Alexander Vershbow, the outgoing US Ambassador to Russia. He also points to a short profile he did of incoming ambassador.

Pakistan: That Terror Thing IV

Chapati Mystery, a group blog written by overseas Pakistanis, tries to unravel the jihadist agenda.

Nepal: People’s sovereignty and Empowerment

United We Blog! posts an article about the historic development of the rights of the people in Nepal.

Malaysia: Are we staring at RM3.20?

Malaysia lost no time in following China's move to decouple its currency from the US Dollar; Jeff Ooi reports that Bank Negara Malaysia has abandonded the US Dollar peg, replacing...

Japan: Atom and Anne

Tokyo Times brings us news of a manga version of the Diary of Anne Frank.

Iraq: Constitution finished early?

Iraq the Model is reporting that work on the proposed Iraqi constitution may be finished by the end of July, and thus won't need to use a proposed 6 month...

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