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1 March 2006

Stories from 1 March 2006

Guatemala: Ex-Soldiers’ Supplemental Police Force Debate

Rob Mercatante has a four part series (1, 2, 3, 4) as to why he believes former members of the Guatemalan army shouldn't be hired as a supplemental police force.

Guatemala: Legends and Folklore on mp3

Leyendas de Guatemala (ES) is a new weblog with a great offer (ES). If you email Dorge Ozaeta with your name, country, and reason for wanting the recordings, he will...

Latin America: Leftist Tide?

Christian Gomez is back after a four month recess, arguing that, “there does not exist one ‘left’ which is fueled by Chavez; rather, a moderate brand of governing demonstrated by...

India: Why bother with the budget

India: Why bother with the budget

India: Budget Talk

India: Budget Talk

Jordan Stops an Al-Qaeda Attack!

Jordan has foiled a planned suicide bomb attack on “a vital civilian installation,” official state-run media has reported. Two Iraqis and a Libyan, believed to be members of the al-Qaeda...

Prison mutiny

Today a coordinated prison mutiny was staged at the Juwaida prison in southern Amman, as well as in Suwaqa (in the south) and Qafqafa (in the north). The incident led...

Nepal: Legal Eagles meet

Nepal: Legal Eagles meet

Nepal: Roles of journalists

Nepal: Roles of journalists

Ukraine: Less Than A Month Before the Election

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine looks at Ukraine's pre-election politics and how it relates to real life (or not).

Muslim Madonna

Muslim pop singer Deeyah has irked the Muslim world with her provocative new music video that shows her stripping off a burka to reveal her bikini-clad body. Mohammed AlMaskati wonders...

The flags are burning

Toman Bay wonders how the west only takes notice of what's happening here when flags start burning. And it occurred to me; as I have taken liberty with deleting words...

Pakistan: A page in Bush's journal

Pakistan: A page in Bush's journal

Egypt's Modern Art Goes Online, But!

A beautiful online gallery for Egyptian modern and contemporay artists is built to serve as a window for Egypt's modern art that is usually overlooked due to the populatrity and...

Russia: Moscow Registration and Bureaucracy

Lex Libertas writes about what it takes to get through the Russian bureaucracy and obtain the obligatory Moscow registration stamp, and how it feels “to live and work illegally in...

Russia: Communist Party Card Loss

Laurence Jarvik retells a post-Soviet tale about the consequences of losing one's Communist Party card.

After the Philippines’ “Coup”: Anger, Apathy and a Sense of Deja Vu

Last week there was an attempted coup in Manila, resulting in a declaration of emergency rule. So what's new? That was the reaction of some Filipino bloggers who wrote about...

Russia: Soviet Underwear

Sean Guillory writes about “Professor Olga Gurova from the European University in St. Petersburg,” who is researching Soviet underwear.

Kurdistance: Quick Quips

I thought that we would begin today with a little story from Talk about the Passion: Of course, it also can be quite an ordeal when you're trying to manage...

Philippines: We Prefer Irony

Filipino blogger and columnist Jessica Zafra suggests eight reasons why comments to her blog sometimes don't show up. For example, “1. You are earnest and literal. We prefer irony.”

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