Stories from 14 September 2005
“Tango Callejero” by Osvaldo Ponton “Tango Callejero” means “Street Tango.” The photograph was taken in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Daniel of Venezuela News and Views covers the Venezuelan Army's seizure of property belonging to the Vestey group.
Hand Off Venezuela has a Venezuela-centric post on last weekend's Fête de l’Humanité, an annual Communist party, held in Paris, France.
Venezuela in the News says Chavez has called for greater Venezuelan-Chinese cooperation.
Autonomia Ya (“Autonomy Already!”) tries to explain why Peru has remained relatively stable [ES] compared to Ecuador and Bolivia's recent chaos.
Eduardo Avila wishes a happy 195th birthday to his native city of Cochabamba. Complete with music.
Nick Buxton, just returned from a gathering of social movements in the rural town of Camiri, says “another Bolivia is possible.”
Neeka posts a mystifying and hilarious audio clip in which an unknown caller and a directory assistance operator search for the mysterious letter “kh”.
Onnik Krikorian flags a fund-raising event to help integrate people with severe mental disabilities into society, in the Armenian capital on Sept. 16.
Afghan Warrior condemns the attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, and hopes that U.S. coalition troops can put an end to terrorism.
Nathan, of Registan fame, posts a long essay on a change in emphasis in commentaries about relations with Uzbekistan, and asks what Western countries could do that would make any difference to the regime.
Afghan Lord posts an announcement from Afghanistan's Media Commission, which has thrown open the doors to the country's news outlets to all 2, 889 election candidates ahead of Sunday's poll.
Mental Acrobatics challenges readers to identify Presidents Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania, Mwai Kibaki of Kenya and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda just from their shoes.
Bankelele reports on a comprehensive reform plan set out by the World Bank for Kenya's financial sector, including the top four state-owned banks.
E.K.Bensah promises a juicy perspective on last week's anti-poverty concert in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, but tries for a blog-life balance this week (“The unbearable lightness of blogging.”)
Tsegasaurus at Satisfy my Soul gets back from a summer trip and catches up with the main political stories, calling a critical EU election observers’ report “a downpour in the middle of a drought”.
Black Star Journal draws attention to the difficulties of peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of Congo with just 16,000 troops to cover an area the size of Western Europe.
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have called on the Nigerian government to show its commitment to justice by handing over former Liberian President Charles Taylor to the Special Court for Sierra Leone, which has indicted him for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
“Who say Africa is poor?” blogs Positive Africa. “Wake up!”
The Argentina Film Guide says Iluminados Por El Fuego, a film about the Falklands War starring Gastón Pauls has opened in Argentinian theaters.
Hurricane Katrina reminds Doug of All-Ecompassingly that both Argentines and Americans criticize the government but also depend on it.