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28 September 2005

Stories from 28 September 2005

Mexico: Congressional Independence

Michelle Dion and Matthew Shugart continue to disagree on the level of legislative independence and its political and electoral effects in Mexico.

Mexico: Chespirito

Matthias Goodman has an exhaustive post on the career of famed Mexican slap-stick comedian, Chesperito.

Jamaica: Rules for Driving

Scratchie's World offers a 13 point guide to driving in Jamaica.

Jamaica: Primer to Reggae Music

Lusan has a brief introduction to the history of reggae music in Jamaica.

Chile: “My First PC, But For Real” Petition Delivered to President

Christian Ocampo has an update [ES] on the “My First PC, But For Real” campaign's petition which was delivered to president Lagos.

Bolivia: Global Perspective

MABB has a collection of news excerpts from around the world relating to Bolivia including a focused look on U.S. interest in the region.

Brazil: A Blogger's Introduction

Claudio Tellez, a German-born, conservative, Chilean mathematician living in Brazil offers an introductory first post on his new English-language weblog.

Bolivia: Rock Boliviano

Blogs de Bolivia has a list of Bolivian rock groups’ websites.

Jordan: Is BigBrother watching?

Firas is wondering why non of Jordan Planet (Jordan Blogs Aggregator) bloggers talks or mention local issue. He says that if you browse JP’s blogs, you will soon come to...

Belize: New Company to Search for Oil

With global oil reserves running low, Belizean writes about a company which will begin searching for oil in Belize.

Iraq: Referendum

Omar asks, because Iraqi intellectuals, artists and writers have taken it upon themselves to monitor the referendum, no one wants to come from outside?

Venzuela: Starting to Dialogue

Responding to recent violations to freedom of speech in government-run media, Venezuelan bloggers have launched a collective weblog, En Diálogo [ES] (In Dialogue). The blog intends to bring people together...

Iran: Sanction

Mr.Behi grew up under war and sanctions. He says, “I do not want to see Iran under sanction again. This government cares about it's ideology first and then the people....

China: Internet regs seen before

Running Dog comments on the latest set of Internet guidelines to come out of Beijing, saying that the new rules are a re-hash of the old, and that China's ability...

Singapore: Blogs worse than porn?

Huichieh Loy, at From a Singapore Angle takes issue with a recent commentary in the Straits Times newspaper saying blogs are worse than porn, and links to the storm of...

Malaysia: ISA could lead to rights abuses

Human Rights Watch reports that Malaysia’s Internal Security Act (ISA), which gives the government unchecked powers to detain individuals for long periods without charge, is a recipe for abuse.

Thailand: Music from Chaozhou

Thai-Blogs has a photo essay on the folk art of Teochew (Chiuchow/Chaozhou) opera, and backs it up with a little of the history of the ethnic Chinese who share that...

Vietnam: The East is Punk

Coming across an array of punk-style badges in a Saigon market, NoodlePie wonders if the Vietnamese equivalent of Johnny Rotten will finally come and liberate his ears from indigenous pop...

African Aid: An anti-utopian view

African Bullets and Honey posts a self-styled anti-Western aid screed, citing a recent article on utopianism in the Foreign Affairs journal, and sparking debate in the comments section.

D.R. Congo: What shall we do with the Lord's Resistance?

Congo Watch picks up a report saying that the Congolese army has vowed to disarm 400 Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) fighters who have crossed their border and were last...

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