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17 January 2006

Stories from 17 January 2006

Chile: Citizen Journalist Coverage of Elections

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...

Bolivia: Morales Has Broad Support

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...

Latin America, Spain: Blog Focused on Science

Genciencia (ES) is a new, Spanish-language weblog focused on science. Today's post covers how archeologists identify gender from dinosaur skeletons (ES).

Mexico: Cancún's Restoration

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...

Dominica: Sisserou parrot

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

Dominican Republic: Hating reggaetón

Bracuta (ES) explains why she detests the musical genre known as reggaetón.

Cayman Is: Arts Festival

OddBlog previews the Cayman Arts Festival.

Brazil: Black Owned TV Station Charged as Racist

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...

Bahamas: Majority Rule

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

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.

Singapore: Blog Reader Species

Crap & Such from Singapore catalogs the five different kinds of blog readers, such as “the lurker” and “the howler.”

South Korea: What the President Wants to Destroy

Kushibo-e Kibun lists the five chugigi, or “things South Korean President Roh Moohyun wants to destroy.’

Taiwan: Premier Resigns

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...

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

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...

China, Thailand: Free Trade Defenders

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...

India: Reflecting on Bombay

India: Reflecting on Bombay

India: Digital Summit 2006

India: Digital Summit 2006

Sri Lanka: Ideas

Sri Lanka: Ideas

Pakistan: Watch the president

Pakistan: Watch the president

Nepal: Ban on public gatherings

Nepal: Ban on public gatherings

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