Stories from 28 December 2005
The Golden Road to Samarqand reports on referendum politics in Kyrgyzstan.
the beatroot discusses the Polish government's decision to keep some troops in Iraq.
President Putin's economic adviser Andrei Illarionov resigned, charging Russia with corporatism. Sean Guillory examines the charges, looks at capitalism in Russia, and asks how far it is from the global norm.
Nomad Notes reports on a phantom faucet that has siphoned off 5,000 euros of state funds in Bulgaria.
OddBlog announces the arrival of the Blue Dragon Trail, a series of 15 giant iguana sculptures “released” throughout Grand Cayman to raise awareness of the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme. The Grand Cayman Blue Iguana is the most endangered iguana in the world — it's estimated that there are as few...
Onnik Krikorian has more on localized Linux in the Caucasus, noting that open source software often ends up costing more in developing countries than does proprietary software because of piracy (with a nod to our very own Ethan Zuckerman).
Don Ray is a big fan of Christmas in Panama. Check out that table of food and you might find yourself there next year.
Anarchogeek notes that “everybody's favorite revolutionary social movement,” the Zapatistas of Southern Mexico, now have their own podcast. Also noted: “It's a good radio program to learn from because the speakers don't rush through their words like most latino commercial radio, but speak slowly, deliberately, focusing on their words because...
Following up on Alex Beech's post on anti-Semitism in Venzuela, Miguel Octavio wonders why he had such a difficult time finding the quote from Chavez. Checking Google's cache, he finally dug it up in a page from El Nacional, which had been deleted.
El Boomeran(g) (ES) is a new group blog by eight critics and writers spread across Latin America and Spain. Sponsored by media conglomerate Grupo PRISA (owners of Spain's largest daily El Pais), the site is divided by: 1.) novels in progress 2.) criticism 3.) the “chronicle” and 4.) a forum.
Jeff Barry celebrates what would have been Argentinean novelist, Manuel Puig's 73rd birthday by picking up his most well-known novel, The Kiss of the Spider Woman. Barry also notes that Puig‘s translator, Suzanne Jill Levine is one of the best and that Puig himself wrote a novel in English which...
Although blogging in Morocco is a new “fashion”, it is spreading with a high speed among Moroccans from all ages and different activities. You have the Doctor , the politic , the student, the antropologist,..etc. And if in other Arab countries blogging is mostly in Arabic, Morrocan bloggers happen to...
Blog Buzz From South Asia
Andrew Allen suggests that the Bahamas take a look at Hawaii's tourism development model.
Bob Green's Anguilla News has photos and a brief report on a traditional 1940s Anguillan wedding recently reenacted at a local church.
India: Divine Shopping
India: Are you a Muslim?
Sri Lanka: Troubles
Nepal: Supreme Court
Happy Holidays from the Kurdish section of the blogosphere! The Kurdistan Bloggers Union writes about security cameras being installed in the Southeast of Turkey to monitor the Kurdish population there. There is also an interesting post (and comment dialouge) about hyphenated-ethnicity and a posted book review of a new book...