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February, 2006

Stories from February, 2006

Costa Rica: Political Ethics, New Tax Bill

Bob Glass says that the political party, PAC has clarified its ethics code. Professional blogger, gambler, and former Washington Secretary of State candidate, Jacqueline Passey is not happy with a...

Paraguay: “No One in Paraguay Likes Football”

Bob is looking everywhere for a Paraguayan football-loving blogger, but so far has had no luck.

Venezuela, Bolivia: Latin American Conferences in US

Ben Dangl invites readers in Vermont to attend the “Winds of Change in the Americas” conference on Sunday, March 5th while Venezuelan, Miguel Octavio informs his readers of a talk...

Albania: Dajti Mountain Cable Road

Anna of annasblog writes about skiing in Montenegro and taking a recently installed cable road to Tirana's Dajti Mountain.

Belarus: Elections and the Atmosphere of Fear

Tobias Ljungvall writes about the beginning of the election campaign in Belarus, the backlash against the opposition, and the atmosphere of fear reported by Gunnel Arbin, a Swedish journalist who...

The Balkans: Current Events and Stability In The Region

Mat Savelli of Roma Roma and a commenter named Owen discuss implications of the impending lawsuit against Serbia and other issues relevant to the region's stability.

Ukraine: Pre-Election Observations

Less than a month before the election, Oleksandr of Messages From Canada assesses Ukraine's major political parties’ presense on the Web and their platforms: he's unsatisfied and bored with what...

Albania: Cell Phone and Electronics Market in Tirana

Alwyn Thomson of Our Man In Tirana visits local markets selling mobile phones and electronics (many of which are either stolen or fake), doesn't buy anything, and is “thankful” for...

Albania: Dogs and Garbage in Tirana

Alwyn Thomson of Our Man In Tirana writes about the city's garbage disposal problems – and the locals’ dislike of stray dogs.

Albania: Tirana To-Do List

Alwyn Thomson of Our Man In Tirana posts a Tirana To-Do List: “Experience the last outpost of post-communist chaos while you still can.”

Peru: Reliabiligy of Peruvian Polling

Fabiola Bazo has a pdf file of the latest national poll just five weeks before Peruvians elect a new president. Un Lobo en Perú points out that “in the recent...

Indonesia: Presidents Day

I'm your huckleberry feels democracy has given a better choice of presidents to Indonesia.

Malaysia: Learning Language

On rosesnchaos’ Livejournal blog, she talks about how she feels her English has deteriorated because of the hodgepodge of Chinese, Malay and English she hears around her: “It's the speech...

Malaysia: More Plagiarism

Malaysian blogger Kenny Sia is experiencing tulan (read his post to see what it means): He's discovered someone named Vivian Chew submitted a photograph he took to a local newspaper...

Singapore: Leap Backward

Singaland senses in the latest government budget a step backward for Singapore: “The most telling sign is the decision to build 2-room flats for sale. The government had stopped building...

Singapore: Missing Singaporeans

Littlespeck.com wonders where are all the missing Singaporeans. The number of new registered voters has risen slowly, despite a rising population, leading to the conclusion that many Singaporeans are going...

Vietnam: Visiting Pagodas

Our Vietnamese God describes visiting pagodas in Vietnam. “Food served at pagodas is usually good, really healthy but a wierd thing is that sometimes they make it into animal shapes,...

President Bush Goes to India and Pakistan

President Bush Goes to India and Pakistan

Venezuela: 17th Anniversary of Caracazo

Oil Wars remembers the tragic massacre which took place 17 years ago today when “the government of Carlos Andres Perez sent the army into the streets to put down, with...

Venezuela: 90's Poetry and the Magic Middle

Venepoetics links to an anthology of Venezuelan poetry from the 90's. Iria Puyosa says she is little impressed by the top 100 blogs according to Technorati (ES) and is much...

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