1 August 2005

Stories from 1 August 2005

Colombia: Putumayo, 5 years later

  1 August 2005

Plan Colombia and Beyond takes a look at the Putomayo region of Colombia five years after the implementation of Plan Colombia and concludes, “the lesson of Putumayo should be that temporary surges in military activity, however ambitious, will not bring meaningful results on their own.”

Cuba: Holding on to Television

  1 August 2005

Mora at Babalu Blog reports that some government agents tried confiscating a television with an illegal satellite dish, but that the neighborhood resisted.

Chile: Technorati Star

  1 August 2005

Chilean super-blogger, Leo Prieto, finds his name to be the second most searched term on technorati. As I write this, he's still there, right after Jesus.

China: Banned words on Blogcn- Danwei

  1 August 2005

Danwei reports that a chinese blogger has discovered–and published–the list of banned words that China's second largest blog provider maintains. There are no real surprises on the list, though the absence of swear words and sexual content is kinda interesting.

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