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3 January 2006

Stories from 3 January 2006

Bolivia: “Latin America's New Socialism”

Miguel Centellas and Jim Shultz joined economist, Jeffrey Sachs to discuss “Latin America’s New Socialism” on Radio Open Source. The show has amassed an impressive amount of comments from bloggers...

World: Holiday Food Recipes

Melissa, a chef from Panama – whose blog, Cooking Diva is recommended only if are not hungry – had the excellent idea of hosting a New Year's international recipe swap...

Venezuela: Caracas is Not a Coastal City

Oil Wars has an interesting and well-photographed geography lesson on Caracas and the mountain chain that separates it from the sea.

Cuba, Venezuela: Bloggers Interviewed

Aleksander Boyd of Vcrisis and George of The Real Cuba were both interviewed on Clandestine Radio durring the week between Christmas and New Years. The audio interview is available for...

Human Rights, Non Violence Library & Christmas

Cheraghyekhamoush (Turned off lights) talks about Ahmadinejad’s, recent proposition to Europeans about human rights. According to Iranian President, whose government is under pressure for human rights abuses, Iran can send...

Egypt: Egypt Resists a new UN Human Rights Council

UN Human Rights Council is proposed to replace the existing 53-member Human Rights Commission, which has been criticized for routinely granting membership to governments with questionable rights records, including Cuba,...

Iraq: One billion dollars a week

Raed Jarrar says, at a time when the US army is spending more than ONE BILLION DOLLARS every single week in Iraq alone, the United States government doesn’t have enough...

Jordan: The end of media as we know it. Now toot!

They flipped the switch and the toot went live. How they toot it? They spend the day plowing through a diverse list of blogs representing a sample of the most...

Caribbean: MIDS and other Caribbean afflictions

Writing from Trinidad, Taran Rampersad weighs in on the global challenges faced by the Caribbean.

India: Politics of Reservation

India: Politics of Reservation

India: Haves and the Tomatoes

India: Haves and the Tomatoes

Bangladesh: Telecom

Bangladesh: Telecom

Nepal: Maoist Violence

Nepal: Maoist Violence

Pakistan: Police Matters

Pakistan: Police Matters

Pakistan: Get it to work!

Pakistan: Get it to work!

Caribbean: Island Maps

Island Tips has added to its site a number of Caribbean maps based on the Google Maps API marked with sites of interest. The list currently includes maps of Anguilla,...

Cambodia: Wasting Our Time

A sex tourist posts a question on the Cambodian Ministry of Interior website's forum for asking the best places to find prostitutes and the going hourly rate in the country....

Malaysia: Bad Robot

A Malaysian-made robot is standing in a Kuala Lumpur light rail station delivering information about malaria. Kenny Sia is shocked by where the makers decided to place the LCD screen.

Malaysia: BRIC, IRIC and Other Creatures

Competitive Malaysia discusses U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs’ listing of eleven countries it believes are poised to follow Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) as global players. The East Asian...

Myanmar: Missing Portrait

Burma Digest explains why a portrait of General Aung San, Myanmar's national hero and father of opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi, no longer appears on the country's currency, the...

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