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24 August 2005

Stories from 24 August 2005

Colombia: Rep. McGovern: The U.S. should change course

Plan Colombia and Beyond offers an English translation of Representative McGovern's opinion piece in Colombia's daily, El Tiempo last Sunday.

Venezuela: Run away from Robertson

Bloggins by boz gives a complete run down of everything related to Pat Robertson and Hugo Chavez.

Bolivia: Grafitti thoughts

Nick Buxton compares grafitti in Bolivia and Britain and finds the former tends to be more thoughtful.

Bolivia: Possible Complications for Elections

MABB sets forth some plausible complications in December's special elections including voter redistricting to accurately represent the Santa Cruz region's population growth.

Venezuela: Pat Robertson's Explanation

Blog from Bolivia comments on Pat Robertson's back peddling away from his comment that Hugo Chavez should be assasinated.

Argentina: Yesterday's Storm

GoodAirs has a hyperlinked post on yesterday's 22 hour strom which flooded Buenos Aires’ streets.

Argentina: Writers’ Online Digital Archive

Jeff Barry sums up a government project developing an online collection of audio and video materials featuring Argentine writers.

Russia: Photo blog

Veronica at Neeka's Backlog has posted a gallery of photos of Moscow street scenes, the Moscow State University and river.

Zimbabwe: Growing Chinese influence

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.

Zimbabwe: Unreal sense of calm

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.

Ukraine: Where to buy black lipstick

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.

Russia: No more cut-rate oil

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.

Russia: How big is your soul?

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.

Uganda: The lost generation

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...

Upset by Pat Robertson's Remarks

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...

Kenya: A blow for civil society?

The Kenya Democracy Project reacts with irony and concern for civil society after the government dissolves an NGO umbrella body.

Sudan: Aid flights halt as fuel runs out

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,...

Ethiopia: Former rebel leaders‘s blogging of a BBC program about rebel leaders who win control of African countries stimulates a passionate debate in the comments section.

Nigeria: Journalists against AIDS

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: Constitution Law Makers

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.

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