14 December 2005

Stories from 14 December 2005

Argentina: Buenos Aires in Film and Photo

  14 December 2005

Jorge Gobbi takes out his video camera to “show you a part of the city that usually doesn’t appear in documentaries or brochures.” Robert Wright takes out his digital SLR to continue documenting the city's stencil art.

Jamaica: Politics, Economics, and First Dates

  14 December 2005

Owen tries to figure out why he should learn anything about Jamaican politics or economics when he wants to be an IT professional. At the very least, he probably could have gotten his classmates’ phone number.

Dominican Republic: Capital Punishment

  14 December 2005

Though both angry, Annie Sánchez from the Dominican Republic and Jason Shattles from the United States offer two very different reactions to the death of California former gang member, Stanley Williams.

Jamaica: Remembering Steve Harvey

  14 December 2005

Andrés Duque argues that The Jamaican Observer made the wrong editorial when claiming that murders of homosexuals in Jamaica are indicative of a larger crime problem rather than a homophobia problem. Duque also offers form letters which can be sent to the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations and Prime...

Chile: Election Repetition

  14 December 2005

Jonathan has a laugh at the repetitive campaign signs around Santiago as Piñera and Bachelet head into the final swing of the presidential elections.

Argentina: Music – Ram Venus

  14 December 2005

ZonaIndie highlights Argentinean quartet, Ram Venus. Their entire 2004 album, El Universo es un Lugar Maravilloso (the universe is a wondeful place) can be downloaded for free.

Brazil: Director Gets Golden Globe Nomination

  14 December 2005

Made in Brazil congratulates Brazilian director, Fernando Meirelles on his Golden Globe nomination for the movie The Constant Gardner. Andrew, a missionary living in Juazeiro do Norte is critical of locals devoted to Padre Cicero who lived during the late 1800's and early 1900's.

Travels in the Kurdish Blogosphere

  14 December 2005

Welcome back to the Kurdish Blogosphere! Originally announced on the Kurdistan Bloggers Union was the creation of the Kurdistan Blog Count this week. Modeled loosely after the Iraq Blog Count, it intends to monitor and catalog the Kurdistan blogs out there in the world wide web. Other items announced on...

China: Consuming China

  14 December 2005

danwei directs our attention to a recent survey showing how Chinese women may drive China's future luxury consumption.

China: Death in Jilin

  14 December 2005

ulywang of Non-Violent Resistance discusses what he calls the eerie silence of domestic media on the suicide of Jilin's deputy mayor, after that town suffered a hideous chemical spill that made international news. He says: “The deeper, still evolving story behind it underscore the fact that the drama is far...

Hong Kong: WTO Coverage

  14 December 2005

The Hong Kong Standard has set up a website gathering coverage of the ongoing WTO meeting in Hong Kong. Check it out: Curbside @ WTO.

Indonesia: Going Nuclear

  14 December 2005

Indonesia is going nuclear! Well, not that way — read about Indonesia's first nuclear power plant at Indonesia Today by Yosef Ardi.

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