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20 March 2006

Stories from 20 March 2006

The Caribbean blogosphere does Phagwah

A chowtal group performs at the Phagwah celebrations in Trinidad. By Nicholas Laughlin In the Caribbean, the Hindu spring festival of Holi is more commonly known by its Bhojpuri name...

Thailand: BlogconThai 2006

BlogCon Thailand 2006, the first blogger meeting that discuss Weblogs, Online Information and Collaboration Thailand was successfully held on Sunday, 19 March 2006

Francis Wade writes a thoughtful post on Jamaica's “greatest export” — the country's “creative class”.

Grenada: Cricket World Cup readiness

Will Grenada be ready to host six matches during the cricket World Cup in 2007? YingYang offers her views, with photos.

Cuba: The Bicitaxi

Zenia pays tribute (ES) to a great Cuban invention: the “bicitaxi”. “A ride in a bicitaxi can be very folkloric, as en route the passenger can get the latest news...

Guatemala: Searching for Uranium

Chapinadas weighs the pros and cons of three Canadian Mining companies looking for uranium near Chiquimula, Guatemala.

Cayman Islands: Expat bashing

Cayblogger takes a politician to task for implying that expatriate managers are preventing the advancement of locals.

Ecuador: Public Schools

Pigeontoes is disheartened by a trip to a public elementary school in Quito, Ecuador.

Barbados: Indigenous claims

A claim made by indigenous people from Dominica and Guyana on Barbados’ Culpepper Island leaves Titilayo puzzled.

Barbados, USA: Historical ties

A note from an English subscriber inspires Linda to write about the ties between Colonial Barbados and America before and during the American Revolution.

Brazil: Bïa

Aquarelas was introduced to the polyglot Brazilian singer, Bïa by a nifty radio device on the weblog of Michele Aurelio.

Bolivia: One Night in Cochabamba and Carnival in La Paz

Jim Shultz hands over Blog from Bolivia to guest author Christina Haglund who describes a night out in Cochabamba. The post has generated a lot of critical comments regarding Haglund's...

Argentina: Mate

Santiago explains the etymology, social etiquette, and history of that most famous Argentine infusion, mate.

Aruba: Status aparte and frightening food

ArubaGirl salutes her home country on the occasion of its 30th anniversary of Status Aparte status vis-à-vis the Netherlands. She also eats some frightening food.

Belarus: March 20 Rally Notes (9)

LJ user lipski writes (RUS) that two groups of around 1,000 people total remain on the square: one group guards the electricity generator and audio equipment, another is by the...

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — post-election edition

El Salvador held elections on Sunday, March 12, and almost every Salvadoran blogger has had something to say about the process. The elections saw ARENA make gains in the national...

Belarus: March 20 Rally Notes (8)

br23 blog reports hundreds of riot police units stationed in the backyards of the buildings adjacent to Oktyabrskaya Sq. The protesters, however, are determined to stay “until the new election...

Belarus: March 20 Rally Notes (7)

LJ user maty has posted (RUS) March 20 photos from Oktyabrskaya Sq. More to be posted soon.

Belarus: March 20 Rally Notes (6)

LJ user maty reports (BEL): “Milinkevich has had negotiations with the police. The police has allowed people to stay at the square. People are chanting “Police With the People” and...

Belarus: March 20 Rally Notes (5)

LJ user lipski reports (RUS) that the riot police demand to turn off the music playing at the square at 11 p.m.; opposition leaders have agreed. People are still encouraged...

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