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9 March 2006

Stories from 9 March 2006

Nicaragua: Clinics in Sebaco and Somoto

Mission World details a trip to two medical clinics in Sebaco and Somoto.

Mexico: President's Website Adopts CC License

León Felipe Sánchez announces that the website of the Mexican Presidency (ES) has officially adopted a Creative Commons license.

Guatemala: Reparations to Plan de Sanchez Massacre Survivors

Guatemala Solidarity Network gives an update to the reparations which are finally being distributed to the 300 survivors of the 1982 Plan de Sánchez massacre.

El Salvador: Elections on Sunday

Tim Muth has asked five Salvadoran bloggers for their predictions on this Sunday's elections. Their answers were almost unanimous. U.S. – El Salvador Sister Cities has a good description of...

Barbados: Bridgetown Film Festival

Titilayo announces the Bridgetown Film Festival, scheduled to run from May 6-14, and now accepting submissions.

Trinidad & Tobago: ICANN wiki

ICANN committee member Jacqueline Morris links to a wiki set up to strengthen “Civil Rights and Consumer Protection in ICANN’s policies.” And Taran Rampersad writes to the WSIS governance list...

Bahamas: Why no treasure report?

Larry Smith attributes the absence of reports about the cache of treasure rumoured to have been found in San Salvador (Bahamas) from the mainstream media to laziness and dependency on...

Caribbean: Sci-fi interview

Grenada-born sci-fi writer Tobias Buckell links to an interview in which he talks about his first novel. Among the issues he addresses are the representation of Caribbean voices and researching...

Jamaica: Four charged with Harvey murder

Andrés Duque links to a Jamaica Observer report which states that three men and a woman have been formally charged in relation to the murder of Jamaican AIDS Support staffer...

Indonesia: Experiment on Superstition

Indonesia Anonymus conducts another one of their social experiments: this time they try to see whether superstition has a hold on urban office workers.

Malaysia: Marathon Man

Kenny Sia gets up before dawn to run in the Kuala Lumpur International Marathon. His pictures tell the tale.

Southeast Asia, Philippines: Adequacy of Democracy

An underthought article in the Guardian decrying the lack of democracy in Southeast Asia angers Eevil Midget, a Filipina in London, who responds: “democracy is a farce anyway! as if...

Singapore: Office Space

Singapore's Tinker, Tailor explains the difference between working in a low office cubicle and working in a high one.

Vietnam: Fate of an Expatriate

Our Man in Hanoi worries that he'll end up like many Westerners in Asia: “Am I destined to be the movie ex-pat villain, stuffing my face, sweating profusely and shouting...

A plea against the 26 province parcelling of the DRC

At UDPS Liege [blog of the Liege, Belgium chapter of a DRC opposition party] blogger Kayembe Tshipamba Jean P. opposes (FR) the parceling of the DRC in 26 provinces, deplores...

Stunner finds that there's a price to be paid for being light-skinned in Jamaica.

Ukraine: Taras Shevchenko's Birthday 5 Years Ago

March 9 is the 192nd anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko, Ukraine's national poet. Two translations of his best-known poem, The Testament, are posted at Orange Revolution. Peter Byrne...

Japan: Volunteer firemen

Miyakonojo gives a heart-warming (and lung-burning) account of his debut at the volunteer fire department in a small town in southern Japan, where visits to Filipina hostess bars punctuate the...

Belarus: Opposition “Decapitated”

br23 blog reports on the arrest of one of the opposition figures, Vincuk Viachorka: this is “the end of the elections.” Russian observers, however, think otherwise.

The Balkans: The ICJ Genocide Trial (1-3)

Eric Gordy of East Ethnia tackles a number of issues inherent in the dispute between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia and Montenegro, which is currently being heard by the International Court of...

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