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27 December 2005

Stories from 27 December 2005

Venezuela: Treatment of Jews

Responding to Alex Beech's post on governmental aggressions against Venezuela's Jewish community, former Ambassador of Venezuela to Israel, Milos Alcalay writes a letter noting the recent shift in stance taken...

Cuba: Tolerance of Homosexuality

Leftside says a new exhibit in Cuba by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe signals an attitude shift in Cuban society regarding tolerance of homosexuality.

Colombia: New Destructive Environmental Law

Adam Isacson dissects a new, controversial forestry law, which was passed through the Colombian Congress “without the congressmen who attended the session having seen the text they were to approve.”

Costa Rica: Cell Phone Insurance a Hit

Costa Rica Blogs calls cell phone insurance a big success. JD Clark has the latest numbers from five major polls regarding the upcoming presidential elections. Former president, Oscar Arias looks...

Chilean Cinema Trends

Chilean cinema has been growing and growing as years go by. The “Festival de cine de Valdivia” (ES), the best known Chilean festival of cinema, has taken place in the...

Brazil: Things that grow in Brazil

Karl, currently based in Teresina gives readers a photojournalistic sampling of exotic fruits from Brazil.

Haiti: Election observers wanted

CaribPundit announces that the Haiti Democracy Project is looking to recruit international observers to witness Haiti's national elections, which are scheduled to begin on January 8, 2006.

Mexico: Interview with Javier Treviño

La versión original de este artículo está disponible en español. The following interview, conducted by Mexican contributing writer, Alan Flores, was translated by Linda Evarts. The interviewee, Javier Treviño Cantú,...

Guyana: Wine not rum?

MediaCritic considers a senior government official's assertion that he favors red wine a slap in the face of the Guyanese rum industry.

Iranian Blogs & 2005

Iranian blogs continue its dynamic existence in 2005 and Persian language has become second most used language (After English Persian ties with French) in Blogosphere. Here we look at some...

Puerto Rico: Statehood Status

While Ramaris Albert reports for the AP that “Puerto Rico Gov. Aníbal Acevedo Vilá rejected a Bush administration report saying that Washington has the final word in defining the U.S....

Jordan: World Youth Peace Summit in Jordan

Lina writes, from September 11 to 15, 2006, youth leaders from all the nations of the world will assemble at the Dead Sea in Jordan for the World Youth Peace...

South Asia: A year after

South Asia: A year after

Nepal: Election puzzlement

Nepal: Election puzzlement

Nepal: Everyday life

Nepal: Everyday life

Pakistan: Karachi times

Pakistan: Karachi times

India: More on Blogs

India: More on Blogs

United Arab Emirates: Money Laundry

Billions of dollars are laundered in Dubai every year, through organised crime such as arms smuggling, drugs smuggling and prostitution, according to Dubai police, secretdubai says.

Bahrain: Bahrain International Airport Demonstrations

Mayhem at Bahrain Airport, Silly Bahraini Girl Says. While Mahmood wonders why every issue in Bahrain is politicised and invariably turn to violence? Zainab shows pictures that were not in...

Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela: Why Trinis speak Spanish at Christmastime

English may be the official language of Trinidad, but at Christmastime the country sings in Spanish. De Cooler : Soca News announces the results of the National Parang Championships, the...

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