15 January 2006

Stories from 15 January 2006

The Rock Scene in Puerto Rico

  15 January 2006

Norenid Feliciano is a 19-year-old musician currently studying journalism at the Río Piedras campus of the University of Puerto Rico. The original post is available in Spanish at her weblog, Háblame de Música. It's Friday, getting close to 10 at night, and in the “pub” begins the distortion of the...

First Woman elected President to Chile

  15 January 2006

Michelle Bachelet, central left coalition, won today the presidential elections in Chile, with a 53.49 % over her contender, entrepreneur Sebastian Piñera with a 46.50 % from the Central right corresponding to the official results. He could not override 16 years of left coalition government, where its outgoing president, Ricardo...

The World Social Forum Will Be Naked

  15 January 2006

A week from the opening of the Sixth World Social Forum, the Venezuelan blogosphere is not paying much attention to the event. Pro-government Aporrea blog is the only weblog publishing news about the WSF everyday. Most of such entries are quotations from the government news agency ABN. Meanwhile, the anarchist...

Egypt: Clemenceau awaits

  15 January 2006

Amr writes about the decommissioned french aircraft carrier waiting to pass through the Suez canal. In its way to be taken apart in Indian scrap yards. Egyptian Environmental affairs Agency listened to activists and now considers the ship hazardous waste and illegal.

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