29 August 2005

Stories from 29 August 2005

Mexico : 9 reglas

  29 August 2005

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

Argentina: Victoria Ocampo’s House

  29 August 2005

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 Sarmiento.

Brazil, Japan: Samba!

  29 August 2005

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.

Sudan: Shotgun wedding

  29 August 2005

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.

Estonia: Anniversary of pact

  29 August 2005

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, including the Baltic states.

Chechnya: Election monitoring

  29 August 2005

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.

Armenia: Symphony of Silence

  29 August 2005

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

  29 August 2005

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.

Iraq: Death Toll for Journalists

  29 August 2005

In reference to the recent shooting of Waleed Khaled, a soundman for Reuters TV, by US military snipers in Iraq, Ethan writes on how dangerous the war has been not just for military and civilians, but for journalists.

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