8 February 2006

Stories from 8 February 2006

Honduras: Suyapa Pilgramage

  8 February 2006

James, a Christian volunteer in Honduras, writes of his experience in the the Suyapa pilgrimage which ends at a large Cathedral on a hill above Tegucigalpa.

El Salvador: Election analysis

  8 February 2006

With just a month left until El Salvador's elections, Tim looks at the polls to find, among other things, that current president Tony Saca has a 76% rate of approval of those surveyed.

“The Polish version of those cartoons?”

  8 February 2006

In 2003, part of an installation by a Polish artist had “a photograph of a fragment of a naked male body, including the genitalia” projected on a cross. The gallery that exhibited the artwork was forced to close down; the artist was tried and sentenced to six months of community...

Costa Rica: International Observers Kept Out of Hand Count

  8 February 2006

José Daniel says it could be more than 15 days until Costa Rica's new president is declared. Bob Glass writes that the TSE elections committee has refused to allow international observers to monitor the hand count currently underway. According to Glass, “A group of 30 people held vigil on Monday...

Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil: Everyone Loves Condoms

  8 February 2006

Risa writes about “An Interesting Proposal” made by the mayor of the Colombian town, Tulua which would “require all the residents over 14 to carry a condom with them at all times. If someone is stopped and doesn't have a condom they will be required to pay 408 pesos ($108).”...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

  8 February 2006

Este artículo también está disponible en español en Blogs de Bolivia A commenter on the most recent Spanish translation of the Global Voices summary of Bolivian blog questioned, “Aren’t there other topics? Or do all of the Bolivian blogs only cover the socio-economic areas?” It may only seem that the...

Chechen Underground Government Reshuffle

  8 February 2006

David McDuff at A Step At A Time has translated, for the Prague Watchdog, Ruslan Isayev's piece on the recent reshuffle in the “underground Chechen government”: “After the death last year of Aslan Maskhadov, President of independent Chechnya, the differences of opinion between the radical and moderate representatives of the...

“Mud-Slinging Month” in Ukraine

  8 February 2006

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine describes how Ukrainian politicians are finding all kinds of faults with one another – and aren't likely to stop anytime soon, definitely not until the March 26 parliamentary election is over.

Caribbean, South Africa: Legacy and succession

  8 February 2006

South Africa-based Caribbean blogger Crossing Worlds wonders whether the struggle begun by the architects of the independence movement is safe in the hands of the current generation. “As the US Civil Rights leaders, the black power activists and the liberation leaders begin to die, it seems even more important to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Respect & Carnival

  8 February 2006

Francomenz adds her two cents’ to the debate about the boundary separating so-called “culture” from respect for private space and property in the context of Trinidad's Carnival.

Malaysia: The Cartoons

  8 February 2006

Malaysian blogger Mack Zulkifli weighs in on the Danish cartoons controversy: “As far as I can see, in this specific conflict, nobody is coming out the winner. This is not freedom of speech. Don't champion it.”

Israel: People for the Safe Use of the Internet

  8 February 2006

As a result of a tragic event in my family, in which my son, being in depression, received encouragement and instructions how to commit suicide over the net, 8 years ago, which resulted shortly in his death, I decided to set up a non-profit organizatioon in Israel, called ESHNAV, translated...

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