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22 February 2006

Stories from 22 February 2006

Colombia, Mexico: Language, Ethnicity, and Idenity

John Guzman pens his thoughts on language and nationality, commenting that not every Latino in the United States speaks “Mexican.”

Found in Translation

One of the greatest challenges in curating the global online conversation is translation. To present ideas and reflections from one language and culture to another is no easy task and...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

Este post también está disponible en español. The spotlight still remains on the actions of this new government. Some Bolivian bloggers express their interactions with members of the new team....

Ukraine: Minor Violence Reported

LEvko of Foreign Notes reports several “worrying violent incidents,” which may or may not be related to the upcoming election: the National State Tax Service Academy in Irpen has been...

Pakistan: Role of the Cleric

Pakistan: Role of the Cleric

Nepal: Assembly elections

Nepal: Assembly elections

Bangladesh: The cricket victory

Bangladesh: The cricket victory

Bangladesh: Free time for politicians

Bangladesh: Free time for politicians

India: Manjunath Trust

India: Manjunath Trust

Philippines: Landslide and rescue efforts

Philippines: Landslide and rescue efforts

Argentina: 82nd Child of the Disappeared Recovered

Jeff Barry links to an article in Argentina's largest daily, Clarín about the identification of a 28-year-old man by the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo as the son of...

Bolivia: Visiting Chapare's Coca Farmers

As the Bush administration rethinks its policy towards Bolivia's coca farmers, Ben Dangl describes his recent visit to Eterazama in the coca-producing region of Chapare. He visits a market where...

Argentina, Cayman Islands: Gay Cruise Ships

Ian writes that South America's first “gay cruiser” has docked in Buenos Aires. Andres Duque has more on the controversial cruise journey – which plans on ending its voyage in...


Wow, another week come and gone so quickly…I guess we better get to business then. A sad week for the Kurdistan Bloggers Union as they call for an official hiatus...

Russia: Photos From “A Day in the Life of Children with Cancer”

Yekaterina Chistyakova links (RUS) to the site that has the 36 winning photos of this year's “Through My Eyes: A Day in the Life of Children with Cancer Around the...

Russia: Fire at Komsomolka

Following the fire that destroyed one human life and much of the archives of Komsomolskaya Pravda, Sean Guillory recounts the newspaper's history.

Palestine: Differences in mideast media's coverage

Rami writes a comparative study, which looks into how different online mediums covered the Israeli force raid on Balata refugee camp, near Nablus, Palestine. The criteria for choosing the websites...

Russia: Airports and Aerial Views

Marina Litvinovich (RUS) posts pictures of several Russian airports and pictures of Russia taken from the plane. The airport of the town of Magas in Ingushetia is populated by cows.

Russia: Moscow Diggers

Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert links to a fascinating story in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, about the Diggers of the Underground Planet, a Moscow group...

Israel: A War of Religions? God Forbid!

With all the religiophobia going around, specially when it comes to Palestine/Israel conflict, Islam, Judaism and Christianity, Uri Avnery writes, A War of Religions? God Forbid!

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