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29 August 2005

Stories from 29 August 2005

Mexico : 9 reglas

Sergio of Overcaffeinated informs us that the 9rules network will be opening itself up to content in Spanish on September 2nd.

Mexico, Argentina: A Comparison of Capitols

Robert of line of sight compares Mexico City with Buenos Aires.

Argentina: Victoria Ocampo’s House

Buenos Aires, City of Faded Elegance takes a look at the modernist architecture of Victoria Ocampo's house in Bueno Aires while GoodAirs looks at the glass-encased summertime home of ex-president...

Bolivia: Things Are Not Going Well for MAS

MABB argues in two posts why things are not looking up for the leftist Garcia Linera/Evo Morales presidential ticket.

Bolivia: Polling Games

Blog from Bolivia exposes the urban bias of the latest major public opinion poll in the newspaper, Los Tiempos.

Brazil, Japan: Samba!

Though held in Tokyo, Japan, Japundit tells us Samba dancers from Brazil were invited to the capitol city for the 25th annual Asakusa Samba Carnival parade.

Zimbabwe: Constitutional changes

Zimpundit foresees further erosion of property rights and other potential abuses resulting from the proposed 17th amendment to Zimbabwe's constitution.

Colombia: Alberto Gonzales, meet

Plan Colombia and Beyond has the untold story of the “Gordo Lindo” while U.S. Attorney-General Alberto Gonzales was in Bogotá last week.

Ethiopia: June 8 massacre

Ethiopundit compiles accounts of the June 8 massacre of civilians in Addis Ababa.

Sudan: Shotgun wedding

Sleepless in Sudan hears about panic and gunfire in the troubled region of Darfur, only to discover that the shots were fired in honor of a newly-wed couple.

Venezuela: Media Objectivity

Daniel is concerned about the loss of Radio Nacional de Venezuela's objectivity while Aleksander Boyd says the same of the international press.

Nigeria: Bloggers unite

Kazey Journal has set up a new site, nigerianbloggers.com, aimed at bringing Nigerian bloggers together, and calls for volunteers to help run it.

Trinidad: “We Gone International Now”

Small Island Girl was happy to see “Trini flags” waving during Ludacris’ performance on the MTV Video Music Awards.

Nigeria: Follow the money

Black Looks reports on investigations into the financial affairs of Nigeria's vice-president, Atiku Abubakar.

St. Vincent: Brock Peters

Abeni from Saint Vincent and The Grenadines mourns the death of actor Brock Peters.

Estonia: Anniversary of pact

Shaan at Bonjour L'Estonie remembers the infamous Molotov-Ribbentrop pact of August 66 years ago, which paved the way for more than half a century of Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe,...

Chechnya: Election monitoring

Chechnya War reports that the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is planning to send election monitors to Chechnya for the parliamentary elections in late November.

Azerbaijan: Scenic Sumgayit

Carpetblogger posts photos of Sumgayit, Azerbaijan, which she describes as possibly the most polluted patch of real estate in the world, and a place where Mad Max would feel at...

Armenia: Symphony of Silence

Oneworld Multimedia reviews an Armenian film, Symphony of Silence, and in doing so touches on issues affecting the aspirations of the Armenian diaspora and anyone who has suffered mental illness.

Afghanistan: Taliban killed

Sohrab Kabuli reports a statement from the Afghan defense ministry, which says that Afghan and U.S.-led coalition forces killed 18 militants in the southern provinces of Kandahar and Uruzgan.

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