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13 January 2006

Stories from 13 January 2006

Bolivia: Vice President-elect Garcia Linera Visits Democracy Center

Jim Shultz covers Garcia Linera's visit to the Democracy Center where he met with social movement leaders. According to Shultiz, the vice president-elect sees the Morales presidency as a new...

Colombia: Transgender TV Diva

Andrés Duque highlights the career of soap opera diva, Endry Cardeño, noting that she is probably only the second transgender woman to play the role on TV and that “in...

Peru: 93 Days Until Election

In her new English-language weblog, Morena Writes, Diana Zorrilla Ríos posts a translation of her pre-election update entitled “93 Days Left.”

Caribbean: Caribbeing

“In this CSME time. In this time of dancehall self-righteousness versus soca wutlessness. In this time when Trinis don't want to hear about “small islanders” reaching to the Billboard charts...

Cuba: Summary and Description of Cuban Blogs

After writing in a comment that he is considering starting a blog about Cuba by someone based in Cuba, Ernesto – a programmer in Havana – has written two excellent...

India: Immigrant

India: Immigrant

India: Whine Travels

India: Whine Travels

Sri Lanka: St Expedit

Sri Lanka: St Expedit

Nepal: Queer Rights

Nepal: Queer Rights

Pakistan: Garam Chashma

Pakistan: Garam Chashma

11 key moments in [Anglo-]Caribbean blog history

THE INTERNET ARCHIVE IS preserving copies of many early blog pages, but most bloggers are too busy posting to think about otherwise documenting what they're doing. The history of the...

Echoes from the Tunisian blogosphere

Karim and Marwen write about their wishes for the Tunisian blogosphere in the year 2006, after a big and healthy year 2005 for blogs in Tunisia. Adib gives his thoughts...

Iraq: My final endorsement

“You can all have your war, the war you all want. You can have your racists, you can launch your rockets at your Israelis, you can suicide bomb Baghdad. You...

Israel: Red Lines

It was only a matter of time before one of our kids demanded access to what may be the most rebellious, dangerous and terrifying activities known to parents in Israel....

Jordan: Shopping cathedrals

When you hear about a mall that it probably 1.5 kilometers in length, that's divided into zones that are themed as China, Egypt, India, Persia and so on, you might...

Mexico: iLaw México 2006

León Felipe Sánchez says (ES), “if you're a blogger or interested in starting a blog, you can't afford to miss iLaw México 2006 where you'll get to know the legal...

Palestine: The Fruits of Non Violence

Following today’s hearing in the Supreme Court Judge Ayala Prokachya issued a new temporary injunction forbidding all building whatsoever in the Matityahu East compound in the settlement Modi’in Illit. The...

Singapore: George Soros’ Speech

Huichieh Loy at From a Singapore Angle comments on a speech given by financier George Soros in Singapore criticizing the country's lack of an open society.

Indonesia: Cleaning Up the President's Aura

From Yosef Ardi: in the wake of the tsunami and the bird flu, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono needs his aura cleansed (a second time) in a ritual to expunge...

China: Three Kinds of Bloggers

EastSouthWestNorth translates a Yazhou Zhoukan article describing “three kinds of Chinese bloggers” — the angry youth, the petit bourgeois, and the commercial blogger.

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