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18 January 2006

Stories from 18 January 2006

Kazakhstan: Opposition Leader Freed

James of neweurasia reports that Kazakhstan has freed a major opposition leader halfway through his jail term.

Tajikistan: Fraternizing with Iran

neweurasia reports that Tajikistan has picked on odd time to be fraternizing with Iran..

Tajikistan: Wedding

Tajikistan Travels reports on a Tajik wedding.

Mongolia: New Agenda

…yuu bna? reports on the MPRP's (Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party) new agenda.

Hungary: Nationalizing Organs

Pestiside.hu reports that Hungary's health minister opposes the country joining Europe's organ transplant matching service, saying that he thinks Hungarian organs, “national assets” as he calls them, should only go...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

Este artículo también está disponible en español en Blogs de Bolivia Bolivia will not be participating in this year’s World Cup in Germany. In fact, they did not even come...

The Kurdish Blogs-The 3 Week Update

I have been remiss in my duties to you, dear Global Voices readers, in not posting about the Kurdish Blogosphere for three weeks. Today I will try to catch you...

Nicaragua: Outsider's Observations

Jason Greving of Nicaragua Travels continues his cultural observations with three more notes. Rather than the North American “furrow of the eyebrows,” he says, “here the Nicas have the same...

Paraguay: Rumsfeld to Visit Again

Gilbert Ramirez links to an article which says U.S. Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld will visit the country to “deepen the democratic processes in the region.”

Peru: Festival of Blogs

BlogsPerú has brought back the festival of blogs (ES) where one topic is chosen for all of the community to blog about. This festival's theme is “Blogs and Journalism,” which...

Venezuela: The Flag

A.M. Mora y Leon has an entire post about the Venezuelan flag, commenting that “no one, not even north Americans or Mexicans, waves the national flag quite as intensely as...

Jamaica: Restorative Justice

Jamaica Express announces a lecture on Restorative Justice in Jamaica taking place on Thursday 19 January at the Ames Courtroom, Harvard Law School at 7:30pm. The event is sponsored by...

Americas: Coffee and Tequila

Boz has an interesting collection of links related to coffee and tequila in the Americas. The good news for margarita lovers is that the tequila behind the bar should no...

China: Two Rules When Dealing with China

Angry Chinese Blogger discusses two rules when dealing with China — never put a Chinese in a situation where they will lose face and never insult Chinese culture — and...

Indonesia: Lobby List

Yosef Ardi imagines the wish list of U.S. business lobbyists currently visiting Indonesia, beginning with No. 1: “Boeing: Sell more airplanes to beat Airbus.”

Malaysia: Kuching for non-Kuchingers

Kenny Sia writes an introduction to where he lives — Kuching, in Sarawak, Malaysian north Borneo — for those who have no idea where Kuching is.

Myanmar: A Changeless Land

On the 120th anniversary of the beginning of British colonial rule over Myanmar, Burma Digest translates an article comparing military dictatorship and colonialism. “How’s it different from today? Not much!”...

Singapore: Closet Agenda?

Blogs in Singapore are discussing a recent government grant to a group known as “Liberty League,” formed to help “gays and lesbians understand their sexual identity.” Sayoni Speak, a new...

China, Korea: Mandarin Required

The Asia Pages asks: “Who needs to study Mandarin?” While China's rise is important and far-reaching, she admits, Mandarin is difficult for Westerners to learn and Chinese in business meetings...

United Arab Emirates: Dubai looks like?

What can you do in Dubai? It's all desert? The black feline suggest the Big Bus tour..all of Dubai within a day on a double decker bus with an open...

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