29 March 2006

Stories from 29 March 2006

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

  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...

El Salvador: Hunger Strike in Chalatenango

  29 March 2006

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.

Trinidad & Tobago: 6 year-0ld's brutal murder

  29 March 2006

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...

Chile: Beto Stocker

  29 March 2006

Fernando Casale links to two albums by Chilean musician Beto Stocker, both of which are licensed with Creative Commons licenses.

Philippines: Blogging Humanity

  29 March 2006

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...

  29 March 2006

Mikaila makes her debut at the pan collective with a bit of commentary on the inaguration of Jamaica's first female Prime Minister, the Honorable Portia Simpson, which takes place on Thursday 30 March, and her two cents’ on the Commonwealth Games.

Myanmar: Growing Army

  29 March 2006

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.

Malaysia: Chinese Taxes

  29 March 2006

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.

Russia: Putin Plagiarized His Dissertation

  29 March 2006

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...

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