22 March 2006

Stories from 22 March 2006

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

  22 March 2006

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 Latin American countries, the new Bolivian Water Minister also lobbied to keep water privatization from being included in free trade...

Argentina, Spain: Holy

  22 March 2006

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

El Salvador: Electoral Disorganization

  22 March 2006

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 elections, beginning with campaigns that kicked off far before the stipulated start dates, woeful disorganization on election day (indelible ink...

Jamaica: Male sexual harrassment

  22 March 2006

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 know what it is like for a woman to shower unwanted attention, but I don’t think a Jamaican man would...

Jamaica: Carnival

  22 March 2006

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

  22 March 2006

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 that by examining the past in detail, it will never happen again.”

Jamaica: Commonwealth Games

  22 March 2006

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 Britain? (But wait, America is a former territory of Britain!).”

Guyana: Amerindian eco-resort

  22 March 2006

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 also offers a Japanese translation (JA) of her post.

Venezuela: DJ DUBB

  22 March 2006

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?

  22 March 2006

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

  22 March 2006

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 charge with a call to Venezuelan mommy bloggers based in Caracas. A similar blog mom meetup takes place in Buenos...

Belarus: The Purpose of the Protest in Minsk

  22 March 2006

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 won't happen. But there is a hope that the authorities will remember the tents on the square, next time they...

Ukraine: Anti-Lukashenko Rally in Kyiv

  22 March 2006

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 casting ballots that had no alternative candidates on them, thus giving Aleksandr Lukashenko 183% of the vote. They also went...

Singapore, Malaysia: Comparing Educational Systems

  22 March 2006

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 Malaysia's has affirmative racial discrimination.

Singapore: Stability not Diversity

  22 March 2006

A Xeno Boy in SG tells a little fable about how Singapore's threatening diversity was domesticated and coopted. “The city mimicked democracy, mimicked prosperity, mimicked diversity, mimicked lives. It was a wonderful performance. And the City became the City of Laughter.”

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