10 August 2005

Stories from 10 August 2005

Chile: Chilean at Wikimania

  10 August 2005

Quemar las Naves sends greetings to his fellow countryman, Juan David who just finished attending Wikimania in Frankfurt, Germany, the first international Wikimedia conference.

France: Drink Local, Drink Montmartre! (WBW12)

  10 August 2005

Popular food blogger Clotilde Dusoulier writes about the vinyards of Montmartre, in Paris. While one does not normally associate Paris with the creation of wine, apparently a large part of what is now urban Paris had been planted with vines for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

Mexico: Zapatistas and Penguins

  10 August 2005

Boli-Nica has the entire story of the Zapatistas’ recent adoption of a penguin as a symbol of their decade long struggle for indigenous rights in Mexico. The official Zapatista website, adorned with a small penguin, has been updated and now offers an rss feed and a more blog-like format, including...

Sudan: Hard Work and Bad Connections in Darfur

  10 August 2005

Humanitarian Hijinks reports that tensions are running high in the refugee camps and that it's taking its toll on both aid workers and camp residents: “Truth in Darfur is becoming harder to find every day. The only thing most of us can agree on is that Darfur is still a...

Paraguay: US Military Base?

  10 August 2005

Benjamin Dangl, who can usually be found on Upside Down Blog, this week does a roundup on Toward Freedom of local media attention in South America about a supposed U.S. military base in Paraguay which the U.S. embassy has denied. Dangl questions if the U.S. military isn't planning an intervention...

Argentina: Recoleta Cemetery

  10 August 2005

Just a week after Marisa posted photos from her visit to Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Line of Sight announces that he has finished a painstakingly detailed map of the cemetary which he is thinking about selling and giving a percentage to the cash-strapped cemetery.

Argentina: Second Serbian War Criminal Caught

  10 August 2005

Expat Argentina comments on yesterday's apprehension of Serbian war criminal, Milan Lukic in Buenos Aires. She believes Argentina is still struggling to shed its image as a haven for war criminals ever since Peron invited German Nazis after World War II.

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