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9 November 2005

Stories from 9 November 2005

Venezuela: Opposition and Law

Oil Wars tries to figure out if the opposition in Venezuela truly wants a better legal system or is just seeking complaints against Chavez.

El Salvador: Corruption and Donations

Marie uses her experience in El Salvador to think about corruption's affect on donations to development groups.

Colombia: 2006 Foreign Aid Outcome

Adam Isacson posts an English translation or an article he wrote in the Colombian daily, El Espectador about recently approved U.S. foreign-aid bill for 2006.

Trinidad and Tobago: Crime Debate

Taran Rampersad goes over the crime debate that took place in Trinidad and Tobago's Parliament.

Explosions Rock Jordanian Capital, Amman

Three explosions hit Jordanian capital Amman Wednesday night; one in Radisson SAS, the second in Hyatt Amman, and the third in Days Inn. For more on the explosions occuring in...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

An event in Washington DC attracted a lot of attention in the Bolivian blogosphere during the past week. A lecture by former Bolivian President Gonzalo “Goni” Sanchez de Lozada was...

Cambodian Kids with Swords, Guns, and Poems

Last month Jinja captured this photo of these two Cambodian boys playing with toy guns in the streets of Phnom Penh. Even though Jinja played with guns as child, he...

Nigerian Blogs This Week

POST OF THE WEEK  from Naija Jams discusses a recent 419 (scam) article that was floating around the blogosphere and online media. The article appears to have centered on a...

Wikipedia: The Peruvian Faces Behind the Project

The following is an excerpt of an interview conducted by Juan Arellano with four Peruvian contributors to Wikipedia and translated by Eduardo Ávila. To read the entire interview in Spanish,...

Peru, Chile: Alberto Fujimori's Arrest

Randy Paul and Western Hemisphere Policy Watch both go over former Peruvian president, Alberto Fujimori's arrest in Chile. Boz says that Fujimori critics should remember their history while Juan Arellano...

Images From Indonesia: Hi, It Stop Working!

“Hi, It Stop Working” by Budi Sukmana A tuk-tuk driver in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, pushes his stalled vehicle and its passengers to safety during a sudden downpour. Note: We...

Travels in the Kurdish Blogosphere

Well it has been a busy week in the Kurdish Blogosphere. Perhaps the most startling is the infighting between the members of the group blog the Kurdistan Bloggers Union. Having...

Namibia: Men for Change

Vilho's World – Namibia reports on a scheme by the Council of Churches in Namibia which aims at changing the attitudes of men towards women and children abuse. It also...

Sudan: Lords Resistance Army

Uganda-Can reports that Ugandan rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) will in future be challenged by southern Sudanese forces. Salva Kiir, Sudan's new Vice President has put dealing with...

When the heat is on – run

Jewels in the Jungle adds his voice to the running commentary on the Paris riots in the blogosphere and wonders what would happen if the riots spread to Germany and...

Western Journalism

Malawian blog afrika-aphukira criticises the reporting of Africa by Western journalists for failing to go beyond “the vivid portrayal of the problems” and “attempt an analysis of the contexts within...

state controlled journalists

Meskel Square wonders whether there is “somewhere in the developing world” a special school for training “journalist employed by state-controlled newspapers” who begin their day with “the “mass recitation of:...

Poetry for peace in Palestine

Kenyan poet, Mshairi celebrates “wisdom” over “darkness” in her poem “Yearning” dedicated to the family of the Palestinian boy killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank who have donated...

Nigeria: Awayrians

Grandiose Parlour introduces Nigeria International, a documentary featuring the views of “the awayrians” ie foreigners and Nigerians at home and in theDiaspora. The documentary is a weekly magazine-style television programme...

Kenya: Marathon

Mentalacrobatics celebrates Kenyan marathon runner, Paul Tergat who won this years New York Marathon on his first attempt.

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