27 December 2005

Stories from 27 December 2005

Venezuela: Treatment of Jews

  27 December 2005

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 by the Chavez administration.

Costa Rica: Cell Phone Insurance a Hit

  27 December 2005

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 poised for a major victory.

Chilean Cinema Trends

  27 December 2005

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 city of Valdivia (ES) since 1993. Every year, Chilean producers and directors have the possibility to present their new works...

Haiti: Election observers wanted

  27 December 2005

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

  27 December 2005

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, is a columnist for El Norte and professor of public policy at the Tec de Monterrey. While reading authors of...

Guyana: Wine not rum?

  27 December 2005

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

  27 December 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 events in Iranian Blog city in 2005 which have importance in our eyes: 1-Blogger in Jail: Saminnejad, an Iran based...

Puerto Rico: Statehood Status

  27 December 2005

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. territory's status,” Gil Schmidt argues that the bottom-line significance is that Puerto Rico is not wanted as a 51st state....

Bahrain: Bahrain International Airport Demonstrations

  27 December 2005

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 the newspapers and emoodz says, you simply can't give an airplane to someone who miserably fails to fly a kite....

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

  27 December 2005

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 competition which showcases Trinidad's traditional Christmas music, while Caribbean Free Radio plays a few parang tracks and explains the genre's...

Blogging To Improve Cambodia’s Environment

  27 December 2005

Meet Zarah Jane Almeida who works as a producer for Mlup Baitong's Environmental Advocacy Radio Program. She has been blogging about her work and life at Sreisaat Adventures in Cambodia since January, 2004. Born in Roxas City, known as the seafood capital of the Philippines, she graduated from the University...

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