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22 March 2006

Stories from 22 March 2006

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

Este artículo también está disponible en español. At the World Water Forum, Bolivia took a position that water should be guaranteed as a fundamental human right. Along with three other...

Argentina, Spain: Holy

Fernando Casale features Holy, an experimental Argentinean musician living in Spain. As always, songs are available for download.

El Salvador: Electoral Disorganization

In a comprehensive analysis of the recent elections, U.S-El Salvador Sister Cities argues that on “an objective level, it is important to signal the breakdown of the institutionality of these...

Costa Rica: International Festival of Poetry

Brian Campbell has an inside look at the impressive list of poets who will be attending the fifth annual Costa Rican International Festival of Poetry, which will take place from...

Brazil: Economy Minister Palocci

Luís Afonso Assumpção says things aren't looking good for Economy Minister Antônio Palocci.

Trinidad & Tobago: World Cup song & other ironies

Stacy-Marie Ishmael riffs on the fact that the Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation has outsourced the country's “official” World Cup song to “two guys from Leeds”, and other Trinbagonian ironies.

Jamaica: Male sexual harrassment

ClaudeMills.com tackles the subject of the sexual harrassment of men in Jamaica in an article which quotes business consultants, a psychologist and at least one potential victim who says, “I...

Jamaica: Carnival

Stunner previews the Jamaica Carnival celebrations, which has many people attending “soca-robics” sessions to get in shape.

Argentina: Learning from the Past with Art

In a week focused on the past, Robert Wright recounts his trip to an exhibit at the Centro Cultural Recoleta on the dictatorship from 1976 to 1983. “The idea is...

Jamaica: Commonwealth Games

Leon wonders why the 18th Commonwealth Games aren't getting more media attention. “Is it because the mighty U.S is not involved, since the Commonwealth games only include former territories of...

Guyana: Amerindian eco-resort

VSO intern Michiyo gets to spend some time in a Makushi Amerindian village in Guyana's Rupununi region, and experience first-hand the community's efforts at running an eco-resort. As usual, she...

Guyana: Miniskirt

A miniskirt almost upsets the matchmaking plans of Guyana-gyal's Auntie M.

Venezuela: DJ DUBB

GlowMain features Venezuelan drum and bass DJ, Aureliano Alarcón Smith, also known as DUBB (ES). A download of a live set is available.

Bermuda: Awards scheme?

The Limey has a bit of fun at the expense of the promoter of an awards ceremony to which Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Halle Berry and others were allegedly invited.

Venezuela, Argentina: Mommy Bloggers Unite

For much of the tech-centered, Spanish-speaking blogosphere, Meibell (ES) is most well known as the wife of veteran, Venezuelan-turned-New-Yorker blogger, Sebastian Delmont. But Liz Henry says that Meibell is taking...

Belarus: The Purpose of the Protest in Minsk

Ivan Lenin at Rush-Mush translates a Belarusian LJ user's eloquent explanation of what the protest in Minsk is about: “The current resistance is a note of protest. A revolution probably...

Belarus: Day 4 Update and Radio Open Source Belarus Talk Show

br23 blog sums up the fourth day of the protest in Minsk and links to a Radio Open Source talk show on Belarus, in which he took part yesterday.

Ukraine: Yushchenko's Reaction to Belarus Election

Oleksandr at Messages From Canada discusses Ukrainian president's inadequate response to the fraudulent election in Belarus.

Ukraine: Anti-Lukashenko Rally in Kyiv

LJ user samuel_smith posts photos from a rally (RUS) that took place in front of the Belarusian embassy in Kyiv today. The protesters mocked the recent election in Belarus by...

Singapore, Malaysia: Comparing Educational Systems

Rajan Rishyakaran recently got his exam results back. That got him writing about the differences between the Singapore and Malaysian systems of education. Singapore's is highly competitive and meritocratic while...

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