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8 March 2006

Stories from 8 March 2006

Uzbekistan: Musical Tradition

On his own blog, Nick Walmsley writes about one of Uzbekistan's best known classical singers who strictly sticks to tradition. Part of this includes a heavy emphasis on the master-apprentice...

Uzbekistan: New Media Law

Nick Walmsley writes that Uzbekistan's new law on foreign journalists will make a bad situation even worse.

Turkmenistan: An Expert Speaks

Peter of neweurasia translates into English an opinion article from Rafis Abazov on Turkmenistan's future challenges that originally appeared in Russian on the Turkmen blog Karakum.


Wow, it's Wednesday again, with school and several threatening comments on my personal blog today I almost forgot. But don't worry dear readers, I am here to give you your...

Armenia: Yerevan's Homeless Shelter

Oneworld Multimedia goes inside Yerevan's new homeless shelter, the city's first.

Caucasus: Anything New?

The United States claims to have a new approach to development aid to the states of the southern Caucasus. Marianna Gurtovnik examines the approach and asks how new it really...

Colombia: Trafficking of Women

On this International Women's Day, John Guzman is saddened that when you search for “Colombian women” on the internet, the majority of results are “buy a bride” websites. Juan Gratinaiano...

Belize: Local elections results

Melody reports that Belize's opposition party captured the majority of seats in two cities and seven towns in local elections held yesterday, “handing the ruling Peoples United Party its first...

Costa Ricas: Taxistas Protest

Jacqueline Mackie Paisley Passey has an impressive set of photographs from yesterday's Taxi driver strike in San Jose.

Trinidad & Tobago, UK: Pretend Carnival fete

Franka P. and her London friends pay homage to “that staple of Trinidad Carnival – the All Inclusive Fete” by organizing the “Carnival Saddos Pretend All Inclusive Fete”. Everything turns...

Trinidad & Tobago: Trini to the bone?

“Why should not being native born mark one apart from the Trini born among us who have the nation's welfare at heart?” asks Jonathan Ali, riffing off a journalist's description...

Jamaica: Returnees’ advantage

Francis Wade offers an explanation as to why Jamaicans educated at foreign universities have an advantage in the workplace.

Brazil: Overmundo

Made in Brazil introduces Overmundo, a collaborative news site meant to “promote Brazilian culture in a democratic way over the web.” All content is Creative Commons-licensed and can be syndicated...

Argentina: Mayor Convicted of Mismanagement in Nightclub Fire

Jeff Barry has two descriptive posts of protests by opponents and supporters of Argentine Mayor Anibal Ibarra who was given a pink slip yesterday after a court convicted him of...

Russia: Bribery and Urban Development

Lyndon Allin of Scraps of Moscow links to an amazing story of two Russian cities and the role a 19th-century bribe played in their development.

Central & Eastern Europe: International Women's Day

March 8 has been an official day off in Russia and Ukraine, and here are some bloggers’ reactions to the holiday – in Russia and Ukraine, as well as elsewhere...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

This article was written by Rolando Lopez from Rocko Weblog. This article originally appeared in the Bolivian blog community site Blogs de Bolivia. The original Spanish version can be found...

Cambodia: Collecting Honey

Maytel 2020 takes pictures of a day collecting honey in Cambodia.

Indonesia: Investment Ironies

Yosef Ardi points out that Indonesia's government makes it difficult for foreign investors (but not creditors) to do business in the country. “If we couldn't trust foreign investors (FDI) and...

Malaysia: Absence of Choice

Mack Zulkifli at Brand New Malaysian writes about the irony of politicians and bureaucrats telling those hit by recent fuel price increases to “change their lifestyles.” Many politicos have drivers...

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