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27 March 2006

Stories from 27 March 2006

Brazil: Podcast Removed

Carlos Lobo of has taken down all of his podcasts after receiving an email supposedly from “the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)”. Lobo clarifies, “I don’t earn money with...

Chile: Seeking Public Transportation Proposals

Teo Veloso is using the group blog Atina Chile to solicit a community-wide urban transportation proposal (ES) which will be submitted to the Bachelet administration.

Armenia: Kjell Engebretsen Interview

Onnik Krikorian interviews Kjell Engebretsen, the Armenia Country Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Mongolia: Ivanhoe's Muscle

Shards of Mongolia notes that former US Secretary of State James Baker has paid a visit to Mongolia's prime minister and minister of trade and industry on behalf of Ivanhoe...

Turkmenistan: Agreement

Writing at neweurasia, Peter discusses the agreement between Turkmenistan and Ukraine to settle gas debts and says Russia looks to be the winner in the dispute.

Bolivia: Unfettered Coastal Access

On the recent anniversary of the War of the Pacific Jim Schultz sees little chance of Chile granting Bolivia sovereign coastline, but does see an alternative solution.

Armenia: Peace Corps Impact

A post by Nessuna at Oneworld Multimedia about visiting the town of Berd with a friend who is a Peace Corps Volunteer prompts a discussion about the impact of these...

Mongolia: Traditional Script

neweurasia‘s Mongolia blog writes about traditional Mongolian script and whether or not it could ever be brought back.

Armenia: Notes from the Armenian Blogosphere

Oneworld Multimedia has a roundup of the English-language and Armenian-language Armenian blogosphere.

The Charango Controversy

This article was written by Miguel Esquirol and originally appeared in the Bolivian blog community site Blogs de Bolivia. The original Spanish version can be found here (ES). Lately, many...

Venezuela: Jorge Rodriguez Ends Bid to CNE

Miguel Octavio's blog, The Devil's Excrement has once again been loaned to ghost blogger, Jorge Arena who tries to understand why Jorge Rodriguez has stepped down in his bid as...

Japan: Sumoto River recovers

Justin at Cosmic Buddha sees the first signs of life—maybe carp, maybe mullet—on the Sumoto River since a disastrous typhoon two years ago.

Malaysia: Rising Islamism?

Colors of Life worries that, as Islamist political power rises in the country, the dice has been cast against a “Malaysian” Malaysia.

Philippines: More on Rent Control

Another Hundred Years Hence responds to a reader, a Filipino-American who owns some apartment buildings in New York, who argues that rent control may help the urban poor stay in...

China: Bopomofo manual

The blogger at Pinyin News introduces some new literature on various Chinese input systems. “I certainly don't recommend using zhuyin, [otherwise known as bopomofo] but it's nice to know the...

Singapore: Staying Skeptical of Scripture

Singapore's Salt * Wet * Fish reposts a 2004 entry from his old LiveJournal that continues to have resonance: a reflection on a passage by Buddhist nun Thich Nhat Hanh...

China: Government searches

Virtual China‘s Jason Li dishes out a treat for his insomniac readers with a link to a new section of Chinese-language search engine Baidu which only searches within Chinese government...

Thailand: Dodging the Question

Thai blog Bookish reflects on the beleaguered Thai PM's evasion of a question posed to him on a TV talk show: Did he make a mistake transferring his company's shares...

China: Comrade dancer

Frances at Supernaut, who returned to Guangzhou this month, posts on the transsexual former PLA soldier Jin Xing, organizer of this year's Shanghai International Dance Festival and her eponymous dance...

Vietnam: The Rest of the Country

Virtual Doug tries to grasp how Việt Nam’s rapid economic growth is affecting its countryside, where 80% of its people live.

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