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9 February 2006

Stories from 9 February 2006

Colombia: Hernán Giraldo

9 February 2006

Adam Isacson tells the story of Hernán Giraldo, a drug-trafficking paramilitary leader, who will be released from prison in six and a half years as a beneficiary of the “Justice and Peace Law.”

Early Elections in Slovakia

9 February 2006

Lemuel Kolkava of This Blog will be Deleted by Tomorrow comments on the Slovak lawmakers’ decision to move this year's elections from September to June 17: “Will they, won’t they, will they have early elections? (Yes) Will this influence the NASDAQ or Dow Jones indices in any way? (No)”

A Day in the Life of Children with Cancer

9 February 2006

Volunteers in Moscow are lending their digital cameras to children with cancer this coming Sunday, so that they could spend one day photographing their lives at the Children's Clinical Hospital. This would be the second year for Moscow's little in-patients to take part in the international contest “Through My Eyes:...

9 February 2006

Musengeshi Katata comments (FR) on Amely-James Koh Bela's book on African prostitution in the West at Forum Realisance: “Can one really defend values that are everyday assaulted and eroded by poverty? … Without a battle against poverty including against western exploitation and the depravation of African economies, without a protracted...

Leonid Roshal and Beslan

9 February 2006

W. Shedd of The Accidental Russophile links to an article on the controversial statements about the 2004 Beslan school siege trial made by Leonid Roshal, a Russian doctor who became famous during the October 2002 theater siege in Moscow. W. Shedd also writes about a school teacher from Vladikavkaz, the...

DR: Fit to print?

9 February 2006

Remolacha.net is outraged (ES) that the Dominican newspaper El Nacional is running a photo of two dead children on the front page of today's edition, and asks: “isn't there a law to protect the children's identity?”

Nigeria: Bridge in 60 days

9 February 2006

Grandiose Parlor points to a bridge building project in Anhambra State in the East of Nigeria that was completed in only 60 days. The bridge “is 264 feet long and can carry a 3-ton vehicle. The most amazing fact is the construction was done without any heavy equipment! The only...

Ukrainian News Roundup

9 February 2006

Scott W. Clark does a Ukrainian news roundup at Foreign Notes: the Gongadze murder case proceedings should be open to the public; the Danish cartoons have been reprinted in a Ukrainian paper Segodnya; the Russian navy will not stay in Crimea beyond 2017; and it's cold here, so cold that...

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