Stories from 11 August 2005
Kevin Shockey isn't optimistic about the economic future of Puerto Rico.
A little late on this one, but the University of Michigan School of Art and Design has a wonderful collection of 11 posts documenting the month-long stay by faculty and grad students in Suriname.
In a long, thoughtful post by Anarchogeek on the future of radio, he links to a pirate radio station which is broadcasted from a poor neighborhood in Montevideo, Urugay. “The station has music, radio theater, locally produced programs, international politics, and covers local events for the community and is a...
¡Weblog de Internet! find the portrayal of Uruguay [es] in Steven Seagal's new film, “Submerged” completely over the top. “A real deception in my opinion towards a country as lovely as Uruguay.”
Both Venezuela News and Views and The Devil's Excrement continue their analysis of last weekend's municipal elections and the role of the National Electoral Council (CNE).
VCRISIS has translated an open letter by Gustavo Coronel to officers of the Venezuelan army who recently graduated from a course on leadership sponsored by Cuban president, Fidel Castro.
Tomas Sancio of Venezuelan Politics writes a refreshingly apolitical post about the Venezuelan film, “Secuestro Express” (Express Kidnapping), which has been getting its fair share of Hollywood's attention.
Gregory Smith, founder of the Children at Risk Foundation, has recently posted this photo, “Fly, Hummingbird Fly” to help document the latest outreach project of the organization. You can learn more about the program by reading the Children At Risk weblog, checking out Gregory's Flickr profile, and reading his profile...
Neeka's Backlog brings us a report from a Russian newspaper that Natalya Dmytruk, the sign language interpreter for the state TV channel, may soon lose her job. Dmytruk played a key role in Ukraine's Orange Revolution when she silently informed her viewers that initial election results were fraudulent while her...
Orange Ukraine debunks a number of myths about the state of government in Ukraine today.
Inside Somaliland passes on the news that Somaliland's Parliamentary Elections have been pushed back two weeks to the end of September.
The Sassy Lawyer's Journal wonders what's going on in the impeachment hearings in the Philippine House of Representatives.
One of the biggest immediate problems facing Malaysia right now is a thick layer of haze over peninsular Malaysia, leading the government to declare a air pollution emergency. Malaysian bloggers are, of course weighing in: Volume of Interactions lays the blame on ASEAN inaction; Jeff Ooi notes that the government...
Jakartass lays out the background and context for current events in the Indonesian province of West Papua.
Italian blogger Luca De Biase looks at the takeover battle over Corriere della Sera, Italy's largest daily newspaper, and wonders if Prime Minister and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi is pulling the strings from behind the scenes.
Finland for Thought passes on the news that it's illegal to ride a Segway on a public road in Finland.
Ethiopundit posts a history of master plans for Addis Ababa; in a way, it's also a history of the city itself.
In the English-language Israeli blogosphere, most people are talking about the disengagement.
EastSouthWestNorth looks at the crafty strategy that the PRC is using in releasinginformation about imprisioned journalist Ching Cheong.
Danwei passes on the news that a fan-translated version of the very latest Harry Potter novel has been completed on-line, a month before the officially sanctioned translation is released.
The UK blog Talk Politics has a long, thoughtful post about what it really means to be British.