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6 December 2005

Stories from 6 December 2005

Colombia: “A good congressman, forced to quit”

Adam Isacson laments the forced withdrawal of Colombian congressman (and blogger), Pedro Arenas in the upcoming elections because of security concerns.

Brazil: Race and Class

Sangroncito tackles race and class in Brazil, noting that most Brazilians avoid discussing race by bringing up class instead.

Americas: 2005 Weblog Awards

Kevin Aylward of the 2005 Weblog Awards has announced the nominees for “best Latino, Caribbean, or South American blog.” He explains that the finalists were selected after a call for...

Argentina: More Condom Pictures

Robert Wright, playing on the word “forro,” which can mean either “condom” or “idiot” in Argentine slang, has more photos of the famous obelisco in Buenos Aires covered by a...

Bolivia: Election Reflection

Miguel Centallas has a new graphic of the latest pre-electoral poll while Eduardo Ávila, after taking a walk around Cochabamba, reflects on just who this election should be for.

Bloggers Joined the Big March in Hong Kong

A total of over 200,000 people supposedly joined the Dec. 4, 2005 march in Hong Kong urging the government to create a clearer roadmap for granting universal suffrage to Hong...

Trinidad and Tobago: Concepts of Race

Karen Walrond posts the email of a reader who attacks her multi-ethnic identity. The post inspires a small mountain of comments offering their support and analysis of race perceptions in...

Bangladesh: King Bill arrives

Bangladesh: King Bill arrives

Sri Lanka: At Tunis

Sri Lanka: At Tunis

Nepal: For the disabled

Nepal: For the disabled

Pakistan: Bats and balls

Pakistan: Bats and balls

South Asia: Symbols in the red

South Asia: Symbols in the red

Nigeria: Disabled childen

Kid's Doc in Jos writes about his talk to local parents around children's disability and possible cures…….”I started with an overview of how the nervous system works, how the brain...

Iran:Many Killed in Plane Crash!

Webgardian wrties according to BBC and Fars news ( Link in Persian), An Iranian military plane with 94 people on board has crashed into a building in a heavily built-up...

Nigerians: Act or shut up!

Grandiose Parlour writes that Nigerians need to “act or shut up”………Nigerians need to step up to the plate in unison and discard the cloak of apathy that we have worn...

Darfur: Helping out

Sleepless in Sudan offers some suggestions for those wondering what they can do “to help the people in Darfur“……Find out more; Give money; Nag the politicians and newspapers; Join an...

Ethiopia: Travels in the West

Ethiopian blogger, Aqumada writes on his recent experience of travelling in the West as a Black man with a US passport!

Kenya: earthquake

Bankelele reports on yesterday's mini earthquake that hit East Africa.…”A mini quake shook downtown Nairobi this afternoon. Buildings swayege gently side to side for about fifteen seconds,with calendars flwying off...

Japan, Thailand: Sushi Stall

The sight of a nighttime sushi stall in Thailand recalls Preetam Rai to old-time Edo, which had similar stands until the stalls went extinct after World War II.

Kenya: English as a language

What an African Woman Thinks asks “Is English really as global a language as it is made out to be? What she means is that even though English is spoken...

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