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7 February 2006

Stories from 7 February 2006

Venezuela: Pro-Chavez March

Both Oil Wars and Luigino Bracci Roa have pictures and analysis of Saturday's pro-Chavez march commemorating his coup attempt back in 1992. Daniel Duquenal, posting a comic, calls Chavez's recent...

Georgia: Russia Kills Boden Paper

neweurasia discusses Russian steps in the UN Security Council that will significantly alter negotiations between Georgia and its separatist region of Abkhazia.

Armenia: Jermain in Yerevan

Hagop of Life in the Armenian Diaspora writes that Jermaine Jackson is in Yerevan to research the local entertainment industry.

Caucasus: YC Week 2

The Young Caucasus Women project is in its second week. Their homebase blog has a roundup of day one.

Kyrgyzstan: Angry Pilgrims

Ben Paarmann writes about the controversy surrounding Kyrgyzstan's allocated positions for the Hajj this year and the troubles facing the Kyrgyz pilgrims that were lucky enough to get a spot...

Armenia: Blogging Workshop

ArmYouth Blog reports on a workshop on blogging in Armenia encouraging Armenian youth to start blogging.

Danish Non-Profits Banned From Chechnya

As the acting Chechen premier Ramzan Kadyrov bans Danish relief groups from Chechnya following the cartoon scandal, Russia Blog comments on the consequences of such a move.

Belarus Opposition and the Internet

br23 blog discusses the increasing use of the Internet by the Belarusian oppostion, as well as the problem of censorship, which will, no doubt, grow more and more serious with...

Peru: Rural Farmers Podcasting

X-Blog describes (ES) an article which appeared in the BBC about rural Peruvian farmers in Cajamarca who are producing informative podcasts on cattle-raising husbandry and dairy production.

China, Taiwan: Animal Talk

Pinyin News goes from discussing an article about how birds can distinguish between Japanese and Mandarin Chinese to China's announcement that it was teaching Taiwanese to pandas it wants to...

Philippines: After the Stampede

Filipino bloggers continue to be focused on the tragic deaths last weekend of over 70 people during a stampede in a crowd waiting to get into a popular TV game...

Singapore, Denmark: On Those Cartoons

Singapore-based bloggers share their thoughts on the Danish cartoons controversy. Read The annotated budak, Singabloodypore, and Sadiq Alam for a variety of viewpoints.

North Korea: Negotiating with the Non-Engaged

The DPRK Studies Blog talks about what makes negotiating with North Korea so difficult: “the cult aspect of the regime is THE limiting factor as to how much engagement Pyongyang...

Taiwan: Show of Hand Puppets

Taiwanonymous comments on the arrival on a cable network of an English adaptation of a Taiwanese hand-puppet show series: a kind of puppet show for adults. He writes: “The Taiwanese...

Vietnam: Development Paradox

Our Man in Hanoi discusses his ambivalence at being a development worker, working to change a country they love just as it is: “A friend who worked with an ethnic...

Jamaica: Happy Birthday, Bob!

Leon reminds us that Bob Marley would have celebrated his 61st birthday yesterday. Happy belated birthday, Bob, from all of us at Global Voices!

Guyana: Journalist's funeral

MediaCritic congratulates Guyana's Stabroek News for telling the unvarnished truth about the funeral of controversial journalist Ronald Waddell.

Barbados: In the news

Titlayo links to two newspaper articles, one reporting that Barbados's fertility rates have fallen to record levels and another identifying the existence of “crytpo-racism” in the country.

Colombia: Football Fans Buried in Their Colors

Marcelo MacKinnon writes on new coffins in Colombia “adorned with the colors and insignias of [the deceased's] favorite football club.”

Brazil: Bonfim Ribbon

Sangroncito explains the Fita do Bonfim (The Bonfim Ribbon), a small piece of ribbon which Soteropolitanos (citizens of Salvador) tie three times around their wrist, making a wish on each...

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