5 September 2005

Stories from 5 September 2005

Colombia: Comparing Bad Responses

  5 September 2005

Plan Colombia and Beyond compares Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina with President Uribe's response to the besiegement of Toribío, Cauca by FARC guerrillas in April of this year.

Bolivia: A Day Without Cars

  5 September 2005

Both Jim Shultz and Almada de Noche [ES] (who will soon be leaving for France) recap yesterday's “Pedestrian Day” in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Bolivia: Tuto's VP Candidate

  5 September 2005

Eduardo of Barrio Flores writes that conservative presidential candidate, Tuto Qurigoa has selected María René Duchén, from Santa Cruz, as his running-mate.

Puerto Rico: Grassroots Tech Innovation

  5 September 2005

Kevin Shockey compares the lack of grassroots-level technological innovation in Puerto Rico with that of Ireland. He has planned a small conference in mid-October to “kick start [a] Web 2.0 economy.”

Azerbaijan: Big-name lovers

  5 September 2005

Omnik Krikorian takes us back to the Azeri roots of one of the world's biggest love stories, Layla and Majnun, and of Eric Clapton's rock anthem, Layla.

Romania: The vampire tour

  5 September 2005

Just before New Orleans stirred political passions over at Working Definition, the city shimmered briefly into focus in an earlier post about vampires, real and imagined, around the world. Not to be missed.

Argentina: Thoughts on New Orleans

  5 September 2005

Argentinian bridge-blogger, Jorge Gobbi conveys some demographics and says [ES], “it's difficult to not make the correlations and see how, in an area particularly populated by Blacks, many of them poor, federal government aid took an eternity to arrive.”

Ethiopia: Revolutionary lesson

  5 September 2005

Ethiopundit has some deeply ironical suggestions for the government of Ethiopia as he examines the friendship between the Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez and the father of Cuban socialism, Fidel Castro.

Sudan: Foreign-focused news values

  5 September 2005

Aid worker Sleepless in Sudan welcomes a report from Reuters about an attack on a foreign aid convoy in the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur, but reminds the world that mainstream media could “probably publish an article like this about incidents involving local people every day.”

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