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4 April 2006

Stories from 4 April 2006

Afghanistan: Abdul Rahman

Afghan Warrior writes about Abdul Rahman, the Afghan who converted to Christianity, saying that Afghanistan should be allowed to enforce its laws.

Georgia: Wildlife

Kaukasus wrotes about over-hunting and mistreatment of wildlife in Georgia.

El Salvador: McDonald's in El Salvador

Tim Muth documents a December court judgement which rewarded a McDonald's franchisee $24 million in damages from the “Golden Arches,” noting that “some will view it as a sign that...

Colombia: Leads World in Land Mine Deaths

Steven Taylor laments Colombia's dubious distinction as country with the most landmine deaths in 2005.

Venezuela: Documentary Movie “La Lista”

Daniel Duquenal says that the Venezuelan documentary, “La Lista” is starting to get the attention it deserves. Both Duquenal and Miguel Octavio have reviews of the film.

Chilean Inexplicable Traditions

Photo by nstark This is your first day in university. You feel all the expectations in your skin. You feel proud of your self because you passed the national test,...

Peru: Pro-Gay Protests Tomorrow

Andrés Duque announces two planned protests in Lima against recent anti-homosexual statements by the mother of presidential candidate Ollanta Humala.

Guatemala: April Fool's Day

Oscar Mota notes that April first (ES) is April Fool's Day in much of the world, unlike Latin America where “Día de los Inocentes” falls on December 28th. Several fictitious...

Argentina, Cuba, Peru: China and Latin America

Boz criticizes the special coverage by the BBC, arguing that they are “falling into the usual memes about Latin America,” including a biased view of Latin Americans’ reactions to increasing...

Cuba, USA: Plans to Assist

At Perspectivas en Movimiento, Marie-Dominique Bertuccioli (es) counters the United States’ “Plan to Assist a free Cuba” with her own “Plan to Assist with Democratic Transition”. Among her proposals to...

Grenada: Nutmeg

“Not much gets prepared in our kitchen without a bit of nutmeg being added,” writes Francine over at The Pan Collective in a post which celebrates the versatility of Grenada's...

DR, USA: Emigration

Two participants in the Bronx Blog Project share their experience of emigrating to the United States.

Ukraine: Fundraising For Project Empty Orphanage

Cristin of AmericanExpat, a blog on Ukrainian adoptions, is fundraising for Project Empty Orphanage: “Currently there are approximately 125,000 children in Ukrainian orphanages. Many of these kids are “stuck” there...

Ukraine: Election Observer's Story

Ethan of Room 12A recounts his experience as an election observer in Kyiv.

Ukraine: Coalition Choices

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine examines coalition choices for the blocs and parties, which – according to the still preliminary results – have made it into Ukraine's parliament: “Politicians Fighting...

Hungary: National Election Coming Up

Timbo of The Hungary Years reports on what it feels like to be in Hungary on the eve of this weekend's national election.

Ukraine: Hugo Chavez Knows About Orange Revolution

A.M. Mora y Leon at Publius Pundit writes about Hugo Chavez’ remark on the Ukrainian Orange Revolution of 2004: Venezuelan president has called it a “pink revolution” done by the...

Belarus: Lukashenko Returns

Andrei Khrapavitski reports on president Aleksandr Lukashenko's return from the undisclosed location he has been at since March 20.

Latvia: Energy Market

All About Latvia writes about energy policy and politics of the Baltic states and how some of them contradict the EU's requirements.

Trinidad & Tobago: Early Minshall costume

At the Caribbean Beat weblog, Nicholas Laughlin posts an image and short commentary on an early — “pre-canonical” — costume by renowned Trinidadian Carnival designer Peter Minshall.

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