Stories from 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.
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.
Genciencia (ES) is a new, Spanish-language weblog focused on science. Today's post covers how archeologists identify gender from dinosaur skeletons (ES).
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.
ThandieLand introduces the Sisserou parrot, Dominica's national bird, which all but disappeared from the island after Hurricane David in 1979.
Bracuta (ES) explains why she detests the musical genre known as reggaetón.
OddBlog previews the Cayman Arts Festival.
Maegan defends a new Black-owned television station on Vivir Latino, noting that “while most Latin American countries don't like to talk about race, cases like this point to the huge issue skin color continues to be.”
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.
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.
Crap & Such from Singapore catalogs the five different kinds of blog readers, such as “the lurker” and “the howler.”
Kushibo-e Kibun lists the five chugigi, or “things South Korean President Roh Moohyun wants to destroy.’
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.
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...
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...
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India: Digital Summit 2006
Sri Lanka: Ideas
Pakistan: Watch the president
Nepal: Ban on public gatherings
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...