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23 March 2006

Stories from 23 March 2006

Caribbean: Carifesta 2006

Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat Blog looks forward to seeing what the Caribbean arts festival Carifesta 2006 has in store. “I still remember the excitement of the very first...

Guyana: Expectations of women

When Guyana-gyal meets a widow and her two children at a charity luncheon, her thoughts turn to the plight of women. “So many women, waiting quiet, quiet, for donations. How...

Jamaica, Guyana: Walter Rodney

Jebratt and Geoffrey Philp remember slain Guyanese teacher, writer and political activist Walter Rodney, on the day of his birthday.

Jamaica, UK: Bamboula restaurant

Trinifood visits a Jamaican restaurant in London and treats us to a mouthwatering review.

Venezuela: Land Settlement and Venezuelan Literature

Oil Wars has a post on the recent settlement between the Venezuelan government and British magnate Lord Vestey who had owned land there, describing it as “the type of news...

Trinidad & Tobago, USA: Ethical call

Prepping a show featuring writer and performer Tony Hendra, whose daughter once accused him of molesting her sexually, Sweet Trini, who works at a public station in Washington DC, has...

Peru: Citizen Reporting

In a post entitled, “Me, a Citizen Journalist?” (ES) Juan Arellano posts a screenshot of a photograph of his which was featured on the Citizen Journalism section of the major...

Finnish and Spanish Paper Mills Generate Tension in Latin America

The following was originally written in Spanish by Javier from Gualeguaychú, Argentina. The last few months have seen an escalation in tension between Argentina and Uruguay due to the construction...

Thailand: Boycott and Democracy

Chemical Generation Singapore thinks that Thai opposition's decision to boycott the coming snap elections is a strategic miscalculation and bad for democracy.

Philippines: Dress Codes

Jove Francisco asks if whether the Philippine press corps’ decision to dress “up” or “down” reflects their level of respect for the President.

Myanmar: Material Support

Burma Underground discusses the hypocrisy of the U.S. government opposing the Myanmar junta while denying thousands of Myanmar refugees resettlement in the U.S. because of purported “material support” to terrorists.

Indonesia: Tolerance for Terror

Sarapan Ekonomi worries about a recent survey result that indicate 11% of Indonesians – or 24.2 million people – think terrorist attacks are OK.

Cambodia: Gentle Tactics

Maytel 2020 talks about how Cambodians’ gentleness is really a strategy for survival. “Having observed the natural and unassuming bodily gestures of village life I can say undoubtedly that the...

Russia: Valenki Factory

W. Shedd of The Accidental Russophile links to an article about one of Russia's business success stories: a valenki factory in a small town on the Volga River.

Ukraine: Zhirinovsky on ‘Svoboda Slova’

Scott W. Clark of Foreign Notes writes about last week's notorious talk show featuring Russian MP Vladimir Zhirinovsky: “…he was rewarded this morning for his efforts with the honor of...

Ukraine: Kyiv Sightseeing

Nancy Case of Case In Point takes her readers on a Kyiv sightseeing tour: “Is there anything cooler than being in a narrow cave with prostrating pilgrims and ancient shriveled...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's ‘Personal Touch’

Scott W. Clark of Foreign Notes writes about ‘personal touch’ in Yulia Tymoshenko's campaign, a quality lacking in Victor Yushchenko's Our Ukraine Bloc's approach.

Belarus: Fewer Foreign Journalists at the Square

br23 blog writes about the arrests of the opposition activists and an alarming news – that the number of foreign journalists present at the square has diminished: “And protesters are...

China: Double act

Non-violent Resistance lays into U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Lindsey O. Graham, with many a searing epithet from behind the reporter's notebook at a recent news conference in Beijing....

South Korea: Pagan practice

“The proud new owner will set a blanket out in front of his/her new vehicle. On this blanket will be a smiling pig's head, plates of steamed pork, chopsticks, and...

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