Stories from 29 March 2006
Terrorist bombings just don’t happen in Bolivia. That is why all sorts of speculation surfaced when two explosions ripped through two budget hotels in the capital city of La Paz. Two Bolivians died in the tragic crime and two individuals are now in custody. The Bolivian blogosphere started to perform...
Jefferson Morley takes a look at how Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez is influencing elections in Mexico and Peru in his roundup of the Latin American press.
Writing from Chalatenango, El Salvador, Jesse Stewart says that 26 people representing 100 communities have occupied a Cathedral there to protest, among other issues, the disappearance of Erlinda and Ernestina Cruz during “Operation Cleansing” of June 1982.
World News A La Mexicana sums up the 4th World Water Forum, which took place last week in Mexico City.
Onnik Krikorian reports on deforestation in Armenia and efforts to protect the country's treest. He also posts photos of people planting trees in Ijevan and Gosh.
Both neweurasia and Registan.net report on the Brookings Institution's conference earlier this week on regional cooperation and integration in Central Asia.
Peter of neweurasia looks at the reasons behind the widespread support for a Trans-Caspian gas pipeline to carry natural gas from Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan and points beyond.
The Golden Road to Samarqand discusses student attitudes on the first anniversary of Kyrgyzstan's Tulip Revolution.
Registan.net examines Uzbek President Islom Karimov's visit to South Korea to try to woo back investment dollars that have fled the unwelcoming investment climate in Uzbekistan.
Francomenz and Caribbean Free Radio express outrage at the news of the brutal buggering and murder of a six year-old boy. Francomenz reminds us of the other unsolved cases involving the murder and buggery of children, and Caribbean Free Radio, looking at the television news, brings up the issue of...
Fernando Casale links to two albums by Chilean musician Beto Stocker, both of which are licensed with Creative Commons licenses.
Western Hemisphere Policy Watch believes that “Operation Partners of the Americas” is meant to flex muscle at Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro.
Kat says on Cuaderno Latinoamericano that Curitiba was chosen as host city of UN's Convention on Biodiversity “because it is one of the most environmentally conscious cities in Brazil.”
San Juan Gossip Mills Outlet gives thanks for all the people he's met through blogging. He writes: “All in all, friend or foe come home to nest in their respective blogdoms and visit other people’s sites either to spite, anger, inspire or simply thank each other. In short, humanity abounds...
Tom Vanvanij reflects on the current Thai constitution — now that it looks like the kingdom will be getting a new one.
Burma Digest looks at how Myanmar's military has doubled in the past 15 years even as its neighbors have reduced the numbers of their soldiers.
Anak Merdeka reacts to an amazing statement by Malaysia's former PM Mahathir Mohamad that Malaysia's development had been funded largely by taxes paid by ethnic Chinese — and not Malay — Malaysians.
Cafe Salemba points readers to a clutch of interesting links analyzing polygamy from the perspective of economics.
W. Shedd of The Accidental Russophile writes about famous Soviet writers Ilya Ilf and Evgeniy Petrov, their 1935-36 trip to the United States.
W. Shedd of The Accidental Russophile and Alex(ei) of The Russian Dilettante's Weblog discuss Vladimir Putin's plagiarized dissertation: “What was Putin doing in 1997? If I am not mistaken, he was vice mayor of St. Petersburg. For some reason, he decided on getting a PhD […]. What would the typical...