Stories from 27 September 2005
Barrio Flores has the results from the “latest” pre-election poll taken nearly three weeks ago. Eduardo wonders if the numbers have changed since front-runner Evo Morales announced he would end the controversial U.S. program on coca eradication if elected.
Bermuda Blog has some photos of tropical storm Philippe's passing 60 miles south of the island.
Bahamas Blog calls preacher Neil Ellis a “religious con artist.”
Lost in Smallness reminds readers that all political campaigning must end several days before the election. Results are available from the A.P.
podcast.com.ar has a comprehensive list of the few podcasts currently being produced in Argentina along with a larger list of podcasts from the Spanish speaking podosphere.
Doug of All-Encompassingly summarizes an article from the Argentine daily La Nación, which says more than 70,000 public employees in Buenos Aires don't hold high school diplomas.
Oneworld Multimedia reports on how NGOs and public organizations in Armenia help children with disabilities thrive.
An American Dramaturg in Armenia reports on a lively night at Yerevan's Hamazgayin Theatre.
Russia Blog discusses conflicting reports on the state of the Russian opposition.
GROKLAW reports that Peru has passed a bill encouraging the procurement of Free Software by the government. An English translation of the bill itself is also available at the Asociación Peruana de Software Libre.
siberianlight.net reports that the Russian Orthodox Church has just named a new patron saint for long range nuclear bombers.
Secret Dubai says that GITEX in its current form has become an unwieldy, logistically-nightmarish bore. He adds that it lacks relevance and cost-effectiveness for the vast majority of attendees, is far too wide in its scope to give adequate exposure to every segment, so he suggest to split it into...
The Religious Policeman often get complains that he is not the official site of the ‘Religious Police in Saudi Arabia’. So he decided to give the audience a guided tour through the official Religious Policeman site (which is in Arabic).
The Fish Bowl notices starkly different treatment given in the South African media to murder stories, depending on whether the victim is black or white.
“Voices of Cuba #9″ by Sven Steven, who normally blogs in English, Spanish, and French at
Sleepless in Sudan fleshes out her report of a military build-up in the northern Darfur town of El Fasher with the latest official news dispatch from the United Nations.
Lama Hourani writes at ‘International Solidarity Movement‘ and says: “So it seems that we are living in Beirut again these days. And it seems that I had forgotten what the sound is of an F16 when it attacks. In any case, they are visiting us several times a day and...
Chippla posts a long commentary wondering who will succeed Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, and notes the recent flight of current Vice-President Atiku Abubasar to a ruling PDP party stronghold to register as a member.
Zimpundit gives a long and detailed round-up of the latest news from Zimbabwe's scandal-hit ruling party.
The Thailand-based Burma Underground blog has been set up to support civil organizations in Burma (Myanmar), especially ethnic minority groups.
Black Star Journal flags a fascinating feature on the BBC about Senegal's Sufi brotherhood.