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24 February 2006

Stories from 24 February 2006

Jamaica: Say no to Brokeback

  24 February 2006

“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

  24 February 2006

“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 art of sucking teeth.

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival necessities & reenactments

  24 February 2006

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 photos of old-time Carnival and the reenactment of the Canboulay Riots of the 1880s.

Caribbean: World Cup 2007 security

  24 February 2006

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 for the 2007 Cricket World Cup” (which is being hosted by several Caribbean territories). The same source says, however, that...

Bahamas: Jeb Bush visit

  24 February 2006

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.

The web make to blog on Carnival day…

  24 February 2006

… 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 started as soon as Christmastime festivities are over), the biggest event in the country's calendar is underway. This weekend will...

Mexico, El Salvador, Peru, Brazil: Poll Numbers

  24 February 2006

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 ARENA running neck to neck. Jon at PostHegemony gives more background context to the differences between the FMLN and ARENA.

Peru: Presidential Candidate on Same-Sex Unions

  24 February 2006

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 from the press conference in a bilingual post that brings up a tense moment between Humala and a journalist who...

Cambodia, Malaysia: Blogmeet

  24 February 2006

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 have some more exchange within Southeast Asia. Maybe a regional portal, or a Cambodia/Malaysia blogger exchange? Most of us have...

Indonesia: Mining Politics

  24 February 2006

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 the world — in Irian Jaya (now West Papua) province, is shutting down its operations.

Malaysia, Singapore: Dangers of Technology

  24 February 2006

The scandal involving a Singapore student's taped sexual adventures spread on the Internet continues to draw comment. Singapore's A Worm's perspective talks about the dangers of modern technology, while Life is Just from Malaysia has similar thoughts: “The internet is growing ever so gracefully.”

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