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7 November 2005

Stories from 7 November 2005

Brazil: Bush-Lula Joint Statement

Beautiful Horizons calls the Bush-Lula joint statement a “study in hypocrisy. Boz says the U.S. must follow through on promises to cut farm subsidies. Comings Communique wishes Brazilian protesters against...

Guatemala: Drug-Running and Cuban Doctors

Rob Mercatante discusses Guatemala's place in Western Hemisphere drug smuggling while Chapinadas is thankful for the aid of 600 Cuban doctors [ES] currently in Guatemala to help hurricane Stan victims.

Saudi Arabia: An Eid trip to the homeland

Descriping here hometwon during her Eid vists, Farah says, “I cannot begin to describe the comfort I'm instantly overcome with as soon as I set foot in to this land....

Brazil: Lula and Cuba

Luís Afonso Assumpção goes through the speculation that the Cuban government helped finance Lula's presidential campaign. Comings Communique posts an audio file describing, among other things, Brazilian red tape.

Argentina: Summit of the Americas Rioting

Nadine Farid offers an up-close description of the rioting at the Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata.

Venezuela: Poet and Novelist Antonia Palacios

Guillermo Juan Parra introduces Venezuelan poet and novelist, Antonia Palacios and posts the first of eight translated poems.

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: More Violations of Human Rights and a Little Bit of Art

While most news wire took the comments of the Iranian president Mahmud Ahmadinejad on Israel out of context, in peacepalestine, an article from Tehran Times explains the context in which...

Best Blog of Costa Rica

Este artículo también está disponible en español The Bloggos group has chosen five of the best Costa Rican weblogs and the voting has already begun. The five finalists are: Caos...

Cote d'Ivoire: French peacekeepers

Head Heeb reports on the latest developments in the conflict in ‘Cote d'Ivoire. French peacekeeping troops are once again responsible for the death of an Ivoirian – this time a...

Uganda Democracy

Tanzanian/Ugandan blog East African_Peripetatic reports that Ugandan democracy is still ” a big dream“

Zimbabwe: civil society demonstrations

Zimbabwean Pundit reports on the weekends demonstrations by a coalition of civic action groups “National Constitutional Assembly (NCA), and the heavy handed response of Mugabe's security forces. On “Saturday, police...

Ethiopia: Meles

Ethiopundit provides an analysis of the government of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia 14 years after liberation “MELES THE SUPERMAN SWALLOWS GOLD AND SPOUTS JUNK“

Ethiopia,Eritrea border crisis

Friends of Ethiopia looks at the border crisis between Ethiopia and it's neighbour Eritrea and notes that the crisis conicided with the continued political violence in Addis and Adaba.

Africa: Tradition v modernization

Chippla's Weblog discusses an article “Between African Culture and Modernization” which “reminisces a lot about the good old days when most societies in Africa lived by societal norms and mores...

Iran: Open Letter to President

Kaskol Haji who presents himself as a faithful person to Islamic Republic wrote an open letter to Ahmadinejad. Haji mentioned raising prices of some products by goverment has disappointed many...

Nigeria: MTV award

Nigerian blogger, Grandiose Parlour celebrates Nigerian musician, Tu Face who recently won MTVs “Best African Artists of the Year” award.

Africa: Black women working alone

What an African Woman Thinks discusses how it feels to be the only Black woman working in a large global Faith Based Organisation “This has been my reality all my...

Kenya: Civil Rights

Afromusings is struck by “the fact that the anti colonial movement, a part of Kenyan history inspired liberalism and the civil rights movement in America (60’s and 70’s)” but is...

This week in the African women's blogsphere

Feeling like ‘…woman standing at the edge of belonging, watching as male speaks to male, white speaks to white’, Keeper of her thoughts describes how it feels to work in...

Tunisia: Blogs Ban Left

Neila Charchour Hachicha says that here blog, the PLM's website and a number of dissident sites and blogs are accessible again in Tunisia. She hopes these are not just ponctual...

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