17 January 2006

Stories from 17 January 2006

Chile: Citizen Journalist Coverage of Elections

  17 January 2006

El Mercurio's “iBlog” today focused (ES) on election coverage from citizen journalists around the world. Among those mentioned was Maria Pastora Sandoval Campos whose article, “Women of Chile, We Did It!” appeared on OhmyNews International.

Bolivia: Morales Has Broad Support

  17 January 2006

Eduardo Avila links to a recent poll which found that “65% of the population approves of the President-elect,” noting that the poll was done in urban areas where support for the Movement Towards Socialism party is usually lower.

Mexico: Cancún's Restoration

  17 January 2006

Both Steve Bridger of afterwilma.info and Danna Harman of the Christian Science Monitor go over Cancún's plans to get back on its feet after Hurricane Wilma devastated the tourist city three months ago.

Dominica: Sisserou parrot

  17 January 2006

ThandieLand introduces the Sisserou parrot, Dominica's national bird, which all but disappeared from the island after Hurricane David in 1979.

Bahamas: Majority Rule

  17 January 2006

On the 39th anniversary of the achieving of majority rule in the Bahamas, Sir Arthur Foulkes traces the journey the country took to get there.

Philippines: Palace Walk

  17 January 2006

Torn and frayed in Manila has been reading a book about Malacanang Palace, the official residence of Philippine presidents (and formerly of U.S. and Spanish governor-generals). His reactions.

Taiwan: Premier Resigns

  17 January 2006

One whole jujuflop situation has been following realignments in the Taiwan government since the ruling party's defeat in the last election. His latest is on the premier's resignation today. But the job's not as important as it sounds.

China, Japan, Korea: The Uses of Anti-Japan Sentiment

  17 January 2006

Two contributors at Japundit hold a frank conversation about why China and sometimes South Korea find anti-Japanese sentiment so useful: “It allows people to indulge their emotions…It has nothing to do with today’s reality. Imperial Japan no longer exists. It was annihilated, and everyone in Japan knows it.” It's a...

China, Thailand: Free Trade Defenders

  17 January 2006

Bangkok Pundit rebuts local Thai newspaper editorials that argue that Thailand's free-trade agreement with China has been disastrous. “For China, Thailand has always had a large trade deficit with China and this existed before the bilateral trade agreement and still exists today.” Meanwhile, Sarasonteh goes after a local critic's logic...

Afghanistan: Kabul & Security Barriers

  17 January 2006

Afghan Warrior writes that the people of Kabul support the decision of their government regarding the removal of the security barriers from the streets of the capital. These barriers create a huge traffic congestion in Kabul, a longtime complaint of the city's residents. He also adds that in some parts...

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