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31 January 2006

Stories from 31 January 2006

Mexico: Online Library of Chinese Piracy

Wave Making notes that the popular, controversial (and often offensive) blog, Pinches Chinos has celebrated its one year anniversary and takes the occasion to examine the complex feelings Mexicans have...

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

“Snow in Tbilisi”, Hans Heiner Buhr Welcome to the first roundup of the Central Asian and Caucasian blogosphere, brought to you bi-weekly by neweurasia. We'll take you alphabetically through the...

Panama: Manuel Escala

Leon Kadoch sees a bright future for up-and-coming Panamanian musician, Manuel Escala.

The Caribbean Single Market

It's rare to find Caribbean bloggers across different islands talking about the same issue at the same time, but one would have thought that yesterday's historic signing in Jamaica of...

Venezuela: Notes on WSF

Author and activist, Luis J. Rodriguez offers his experience at last week's World Social Forum in Caracas.

Recently in Peru

Here once again to share with you some of what has been published in the Peruvian blogosphere. These days the categories are somewhat mixed up. Blogs that normally post about...

India: Dharamshala

India: Dharamshala

Bus Strike & Bloggers in Israel

Iranian bus drivers tried to start a strike on Saturday for better work conditions and liberation of their syndicate leader. A one event blog, Otobos1 (Otobos means bus in Persian),...

Caribbean: BlogHer's site launches

BlogHer's new “internationalized” site is now online, with Karen Walrond covering Latin America and the Caribbean.

Caribbean: The Taíno & Catholicism

Indigenous issues blog Voice of the Taino people links to an article entitled “Christianity, Capitalism, Corporations, and the Myth of Dominion”, noting that the “Roman” Catholic Church still has not...

Grenada: Kick ‘em Jenny

Yamfoot posts two photos of Grand Anse beach, and wonders if the sea's unusual turbulence in the second could mean that submarine volcano “Kick ‘em Jenny” is acting up.

Guyana: Conversations & CCH Pounder

MediaCritic has begun posting a series of conversations with anonymous Guyanese figures. So far he's conversed with London-based Guyanese, Prodigal, a journalist who's moved to another island, and Young Bright...

Belize: Flooding and highways

Caribbean Colors ventures out on to the highways and byways of Belize during the recent flooding, and takes some photos.

Belize: Friends and business

Simone posts Part 4 of her “Moving to Belize” guide, and solicits input from people who've “tried to set up a business abroad with friends”.

Barbados, Venezuela: Patilla amarillo

Caracas-resident Barbadian Campfyah discovers patilla amarillo.

Asia Blogger Profile: Cambodia’s Seserak

Seserak (Vicheth's nickname) writes the “Cambodia to Japan” blog, a journal of his experience as a Cambodian living and going to school in Japan. He grew up in Kampong Speu...

Barbados: Music awards

Titilayo writes about the newly launched Barbados Music Awards, and thinks the event signifies good things for Barbados's music. But she also wonders whether they'll last.

South Africa: Condoms in the classroom

Mzansi Afrika comments on the debate taking place in South Africa over whether condoms should be available in classrooms …”The main argument, surprise, surprise, was from the whole moralistic religious...

South Africa: Afrikaans usage

Moral Fibre from South Africa, reports on a row over the Afrikaans language between opposition parties and a military judge who complained about the use of the language in an...

Nigeria: hostages freed

Nigerian Times reports on the freeing of hostages in Nigeria's Niger Delta.

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