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6 January 2006

Stories from 6 January 2006

Mexico: Post-Wilma Weblog

Steve Bridger has started a new blog, afterwilma.info in order to document the reconstruction process taking place in Cancún and the Riviera Maya. He explains what inspired the blog on...

Guatemala: Mining, the World Bank and Wolfowitz

Rob Mercatante posts a press release by the Colectivo Ecologista MadreSelva on a meeting between World Bank president, Paul Wolfowitz and a delegation of indigenous people affected by the Glamis...

El Salvador: Pirated CD Vendors Protest New Law

Both Tim and Salvador Canjura blog about the street protests by pirated CD vendors against a new CAFTA-related law, which brings tougher enforcement and punishments against vendors of copyright-infringed products....

Colombia: Binational Relationships

“WorldCitizen” generates a lively response on the Poor But Happy forums when she voices her problems with common stereotypes of binational relationships between Caucasian men and Colombian women.

Bolivia, Venezuela: “Where is Washington's Counter-Offer?”

Adam Isacson compares what the U.S. has offered Evo Morales in aid and assistance compared to the offer of Hugo Chavez's Venezuela and concludes that the United States is making...

Costa Rica: International Observers Called to Elections

Costa Rica Blogs says that 110 – 120 international observers will be on hand during the February 5th elections.

Brazil: Alcântara Island

Andrew of Comings Communiqué recounts his visit to the island of Alcântara, off the the coast of São Luís.

Bolivia: Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada

Eduardo Ávila has two photos of posters demanding justice be brought against former president, Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada. Jim Shultz wants to know what is behind the New York Times’...

Argentina: The state of the Argentine blogosphere

Toutatis attempts to sum up the state of the Argentine blogosphere, which he refers to as “young and not sure where it’s headed.” In an addendum, he adds Hernán Cascieri's...

Egypt: The Massacre of the Sudanese Refugees

Photo by Nora. The tragic and bloody end of the Sudanese sit-in is still the main discussion topic in the Egyptian blogosphere. It is another brutal police action that I...

Trinidad & Tobago: Cronyism

Cronyism is nothing new, says Taran Rampersad, commenting on the furore surrounding FIFA Vice President and adviser to the Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation Jack Warner's alleged hogging of tickets...

Ukraine: Gas Deal Not Bad

Orange Ukraine says that the new gas deal between Russia and Ukraine is not bad, and breaks down the good and bad in it.

Bulgaria: No to Gazprom

With Bulgaria refusing to pay higher prices to Gazprom, Veronica Khokhlova wonders why no on in Russia is accusing them of lies and thievery..

Kazakhstan: New National Anthem

Kazakhstan is getting a new national anthem. It's an old tune with new words supplied by the president. You can listen to the song at neweurasia.

Tajikistan: Year in Review

James of neweurasia reviews 2005 in Tajikistan.

Kyrgyzstan: Besh Barmak

The Golden Road to Samarqand discusses besh barmak (“five fingers”), the Kyrgyz national dish, offering a recipe and detailing customs surrounding the dish.

Armenia: Scandal Rings in the New Year

Onnik Krikorian writes on Armenian politics and the scandal that has rung in the new year.

Azerbaijan: Avian Flu Worries

Casti of In Pursuit of Nirvana is worried about avian flu in Azerbaijan on the heels of the news of deaths from the disease in Turkey and massive numbers of...

Iran: Free Strike Leader!

According to Paiz (Persian), Nederlands based blogger, ICFTU (international confederation of free trade unions) wrote a letter to Iranian President to protest against the continued detention of the leader of...

Latin America: Public Affection

Inspired by Somini Sengupta's New York Times article, Is Public Romance a Right?, Vikrum Sequeira compares societal attitudes towards public affection in India and Latin America.

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