Stories from 24 August 2005
Plan Colombia and Beyond offers an English translation of Representative McGovern's opinion piece in Colombia's daily, El Tiempo last Sunday.
Bloggins by boz gives a complete run down of everything related to Pat Robertson and Hugo Chavez.
Nick Buxton compares grafitti in Bolivia and Britain and finds the former tends to be more thoughtful.
MABB sets forth some plausible complications in December's special elections including voter redistricting to accurately represent the Santa Cruz region's population growth.
Blog from Bolivia comments on Pat Robertson's back peddling away from his comment that Hugo Chavez should be assasinated.
GoodAirs has a hyperlinked post on yesterday's 22 hour strom which flooded Buenos Aires’ streets.
Jeff Barry sums up a government project developing an online collection of audio and video materials featuring Argentine writers.
Veronica at Neeka's Backlog has posted a gallery of photos of Moscow street scenes, the Moscow State University and river.
Zimpundit says it took a while to dawn on China that the West's prosperity was built on a network of colonial power, but that Beijing is catching on fast now.
Still Here – Bulawayo, at the Sokwanele Civic Action Group, blogs from amid the comfort of electricity and running water about a growing sense of unreality as “untold suffering” continues.
Blog de Connard has discovered the Ukraine Gothic Portal for all things Gothic, industrial, dark metal, cyber, fetish, romantic, independent, electro, dark folk, synth and medieval.
On a more serious note, Andy (Siberian Light) wonders if reported Russian government plans to stop selling oil at cheap rates to former Soviet states will backfire on the Kremlin.
Andy at Siberian Light took the challenge to see if the size of his soul measured up to that of the Russians. It didn't.
Bruno Stevens, at Human Rights Watch, posts a photo essay from time spent with Ugandan “night commuters”; children who stay constantly on the move and sleep rough to avoid being taken by a rebel group called the Lord's Resistance Army.
Some bloggers from Algeria, Kuwait and Jordan are upset by the remarks (or Fatwa, as Mohsan called it) made by Pat Robertson's, the founder of Christian Coalition. Pat calls for the assassination of democratically elected Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.
The Kenya Democracy Project reacts with irony and concern for civil society after the government dissolves an NGO umbrella body.
Sleepless in Sudan reports that the World Food Programme's aid delivery flights in and out of the troubled region of Darfur are grounded because there's no fuel to run them, leaving local workers unpaid and key equipment languishing in the capital.
Nazret.com‘s blogging of a BBC program about rebel leaders who win control of African countries stimulates a passionate debate in the comments section.
Black Looks highlights the work of an organization in Nigeria called “Journalists Against AIDS”, and provides a breakdown of HIV/AIDS statistics in that country.
Iraq The Model post the latest statements of Iraqi law makers that surfaced after the submission of the draft of the constitution to the National Assembly.
Sohrab Kabuli posts a photo of Afghan children apparently scavenging from a rubbish heap.