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3 April 2006

Stories from 3 April 2006

Armenia: Notes from the Armenian Blogosphere

Onnik Krikorian's Oneworld Multimedia has a roundup of the Armenian blogosphere.

Peru: Churchless Sunday

Patrice explains why church services will be outlawed this Sunday in Peru.

Venezuela, Brazil: “A tale of two scandals”

Francisco draws a comparison between a recent bribery scandal in Brazil that was caught on video with another one in Venezuela of which there is also allegedly incriminating video.

Latin America, Iraq: Bagdad en Llamas

Bagdad en Llamas is a blog of Spanish translations of every single post from Riverbend's original, English-language Baghdad Burning, which was recently listed as a finalist for the Samuel Johnson...

Mexico: Official Blog of Google México

Eduardo Arcos links to (ES) the newly created official blog of Google México (ES).

Venezuela: Podcast with Visiting U.S. Professor

“Bicyclemark” talks with his former professor, Steve Shalom about Shalom's recent 10 day trip to Venezuela.

Guyana: Movie review in Creolese

Itchy-footed Guyana-gyal reviews an Austrian film — in Creolese, no less: “Man, when I tell you some parts o’ Europe poor, believe me, they raggedy poor. And you should see...

Trinidad & Tobago: Two rants

“It seems to me that rather than trying to use their money to invest in Trinidadian youth, the moneyed elite instead just use it to protect themselves,” writes Club Soda...

Trinidad & Tobago, Liberia: Taylor's Trinidadian links

Caribbean Free Radio contemplates former Liberian President and accused war criminal Charles Taylor's Trinidadian links.

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko's Campaign Posters

Vilhelm Konnander reviews the results of the Ukrainian parliamentary election and admires Yulia Tymoshenko's campaign posters.

Poland: Concentration Camps In Poland

The beatroot writes about an unfortunate tendency to call Nazi German death camps in Poland “Polish concentration camps.”

Hungary: Blogging Cop Missing

Henrik of Hungarian Accent reports on a possible case of censorship directed at a blogger – a policeman-blogger. Paul at Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes on the sometimes...

Afghan Whispers: Apostasy

We all heard about Abdul Rahman, the Afghan who converted to Christianity, went to prison, and finally find refuge in Italy. Now let's look what Afghan bloggers say about it:...


KI Media in Cambodia has an English translation of a news story about an 18-year-old woman who jumped off a bridge in a suicide attempt. Rescued by fishermen, the young...

Thailand parliamentary election news

Parliamentary elections in Thailand are unique. Bangkok Pundit cites section 74 of the election law that says there is no such thing a a sure win for an unopposed candidate–he...

Living in the karaoke era

Karaoke singing is so popular in the Philippines it is almost like a national sport. It's fun if you're doing the singing but Noisy, Noisy Man didn't enjoy it one...

No podcasts in Singapore elections?

Asiapundit quotes Singapore Ink‘s post based on a Channel News Asia story that political candidates cannot use podcasting in their campaigns. Photos of the candidates, party histories and manifestos are...

Belarus: Election Observer Intimidated Into Not Reporting Fraud

Tobias Ljungvall summarizes the events of the past week in Belarus and reports on how intimidation was used against a foreign election observer: “It happened on 19 March late at...

Belarus: Union With Russia Day

TOL's Belarus Blog posts a note on the meaning of April 2 – the “Day of Belarus-Russia Unity – for Belarus and its people.

About his father

Rambling Librarian knew that his father once played for the Singapore national basketball team. He did not know, nor did he ask for, the details, not being particularly close to...

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