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March, 2006

Stories from March, 2006

Bolovia: Airport Protest Photographs

Indymedia Bolivia has lots of interesting photographs and comments (ES) from Cochabamba's Jorge Wilstermann airport, where airline employees are protesting.

Peru: Presidential Election

Taking a break from the usual tech focus, Patrice introduces his readers to Sunday's elections in Peru, noting that they will probably lead to a second round runoff. Peru Election...

Bolivia, Chile: Who Invented the Potato?

Maria Passo has a long list of what she believes are Peruvian cultural inventions that have been “stolen” by Chile. One commenter, Danica says jokingly, “chile sucks. I'm bitter. gimme...

Venezuela: Op-Ed Translations

Katy of Caracas Chronicles has translated an opinion piece, originally published in Tal Cual by Marino González, a professor at Simón Bolívar University. Venepoetics translates an op-ed, also from Tal...

Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico: Poll Numbers

Punctual as always, Boz has his Friday poll numbers from across Latin America.

Images from Argentina: Perito Moreno Glacier

“Glacier Perito Moreno with Mountain, Argentina” by Tyuzo. Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier has been in the international news lately as it takes stage during the unfolding drama that is global...

The blogosphere responds to Jamaica's first woman Prime Minister

On March 30, Jamaica's first (and the anglophone Caribbean's second the anglophone Caribbean's third, after Dominica's Eugenia Charles and Bermuda's Jennifer Smith) female Prime Minister was sworn into office. Portia...

Belarus: First Detainees Released

Ivan Lenin of Rush-Mush reports on the first prisoners being released from Belarusian jails.

Czech Republic: Making Brno Cleaner

Jesse of Bored in Brno writes about the city authorities’ somewhat irrational attempts to make the city cleaner and shares his own ideas.

Czech Republic: Flood Updates

Douglas Arellanes posts regular updates from the Czech Republic's “flood front.”

Latvia: Tourism Official's Utopian Plans

All About Latvia writes about one official's utopian plans to turn Latvia into Europe's main tourist center. [A belated update: The official's name is Ola Prilof … April Fool!]

Belarus: Ignore What Seems Like a New “Gas War”

VW at TOL's Belarus Blog advises on how to react to what seems like the beginning of a new “gas war,” this time between Russia and Belarus: “Simply pay no...

Belarus: Lukashenko's Disappearance and Other News

Andrei Khrapavitski, br23 blog and TOL's Belarus Blog write about reports of the first March 25 casualty, Milinkevich's visit to Poland, Polish ex-ambassador's hospitalization – and Aleksandr Lukashenko's disappearance.

Many to Many documentary featuring Global Voices

Martin Lucas and the Center for Social Media have produced an excellent short documentary, titled “Many to Many – Public Media and the Blogosphere”. The twelve minute film provides an...

China: trans-Asian oil pipeline

Regarding an oil pipeline planned to link Russia and China, with a branch extending through Pakistan into India, the Our Silk Road blogger suggests the old Silk Road could very...

Korea: Crime prevention

Robert in The Marmot's Hole questions whether Korea is as dangerous as the Korean National Police Agency's new crime prevention guide for foreigners makes it out to be. “The National...

Japan: Kawaii culture

The Japundit takes us into a discussion on the aesthetic sensibility of kawaii. (Kawaii translates approximately as “cute“.)

China: Organ trafficking

Lonnie B. Hodge at OneManBandwidth shares his research on organ trafficking in China.

China: Google News

Musing Under The Tenement Palm‘s Davesgonechina questions the people at Google on how they determine what is to be included in Google News and is not satisfied with their response.

China: Democratic diaspora

“Who even knew that the [Chinese Democratic Party] existed?” asks Michael from The Opposite End of China, in the midst of a trip back home. “I returned to the Chinese...

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