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24 February 2006

Stories from 24 February 2006

Jamaica: Say no to Brokeback

“Now before you gay advocates out there start posting hateful comments, understand that Jamaica is a very conservative country,” says Leon, in defense of the anti-Brokeback Mountain outcry in Jamaica.

Guyana: Sucking teeth

“With one long “stchuuuuup” and you eyes looking thin and mean, you can cut a big man down to li’l boy size,” writes Guyana-gyal in her treatise on the Caribbean...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival necessities & reenactments

Got your snake oil? Just in time for the official start of Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival on February 27, Attillah Springer makes a list of Carnival necessities. She also posts...

Report on Contracts Signed during the D.R. of Congo's Civil War Released

Le Blog du Congolais reports (FR) that a long awaited report on mining contracts signed during the Congolese civil war which ended in June 2003 was finally made available to...

Caribbean: World Cup 2007 security

Barbados Free Press has it from “a confidential source” that “British and South African intelligence agencies and counter-terror units are to play major planning and operational roles in providing security...

Bahamas: Jeb Bush visit

On the occasion of Florida governor Jeb Bush's visit to the Bahama, Bahama Pundit offers an overview of Bush's achievements and some foreign policy suggestions for the Bahamas leadership.

India: Railways

India: Railways

The web make to blog on Carnival day…

… to paraphrase the late Lord Kitchener, calypsonian extraordinaire. It's Carnival Friday here in Trinidad and Tobago, which means that after weeks of mounting anticipation (the Carnival season really gets...

Turkmenistan: Strange Priorities

Peter of neweurasia reports on the Turkmen government's strange spending priorities.

Kyrgyzstan: The Best Skiing

JJ reports on skiing in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan, which is claimed to be the best in Central Asia.

Armenia: Protesting Cultural Destruction

Rupen at Life in the Armenian Diaspora writes on preparing for a protest at the Azeri embassy and in front of UNESCO in Ottawa.

(South) Azerbaijan: Blogs

Onnik Krikorian takes a look at blogs from South Azerbaijan, the ethnic Azeri region of Iran.

Nepal: Writer speak

Nepal: Writer speak

Mexico, El Salvador, Peru, Brazil: Poll Numbers

Boz has released his now infamous Friday poll numbers from around Latin America. Tim Muth breaks down the numbers in El Salvador which show the two main parties, FMLN and...

Sri Lanka: London Tales

Sri Lanka: London Tales

India: Hinduism and Others

India: Hinduism and Others

Sri Lanka: Peace talks in Geneva

Sri Lanka: Peace talks in Geneva

Peru: Presidential Candidate on Same-Sex Unions

Peruvian leftist presidential candidate, Ollanta Humala explained at a recent press conference that he would accept homosexuals to serve on his cabinet says Andres Duque. Fabiola Bazo has more details...

Cambodia, Malaysia: Blogmeet

Cambodia-based blogger and cartoonist Jinja reports on a meeting he set up with Malaysian bloggers on his trip to Kuala Lumpur. “We also chew over the idea that we should...

Indonesia: Mining Politics

Yosef Ardi reflects on the long involvement of U.S. mining company Freeport McMoran in Indonesian politics. Freeport, which operated a massive mine — the largest copper and gold mine in...

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