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6 April 2006

Stories from 6 April 2006

Brazil: Former Economy Minister Indicted

Luís Afonso Assumpção says that a corruption scandal by former economy minister, Palocci is representative of the “status of this ‘ethical’ government from Worker´s Party.” Randy Paul compares it to...

Peru: Fujimori Rumored to be Extradited Soon

Patrice writes that Ex-president Fujimori has married a Japanese woman for what Patrice believes are political reasons. Un Lobo en Perú says that Fujimori is rumored to be extradited from...

Kyrgyzstan: In Praise

David Read writes in praise of Kyrgyzstan, listing some of the wonderful qualities of the country.

Mongolia: Freedom of Information

Luke Distelhorst writes on freedom of information in Mongolia.

Peru: Protest Against Ollanta Humala

Andrés Duque has posted pictures of yesterday's protest against presidential candidate Ollanta Humala by Lima's LGBT community just days before the country heads to the polls. Un Lobo en Perú...

Armenia: Korfball Trophies

Zarchka updates readers on the performance of the Armenian youth korfball at the recent world tournament at which they took two trophies, but not necessarily the ones they hoped for.

Kyrgyzstan: Ryspek

The Golden Road to Samarqand reports on Kyrgyz university students’ thoughts on Ryspek Akmatbaev, a man widely believed to be a criminal and unliked everywhere but his hometown who is...

Uzbekistan: Tamerlane's Curse

Olesya of neweurasia writes about a Russian television program about the legend of Tamerlane's curse.

Argentina: Overexposing B.A.

Ian Mount, in a post titled “Overexposing B.A.–Will it Ever End?” links to an article he wrote for the New York Times about traveling to Buenos Aires. Argentina's largest paper,...

Bolivia: Stranded by Transport Strikes

Rob of Rob's Rave describes being stranded first in Tarija and then Sucre, Bolivia because of transport strikes and road blockades.

Puerto Rico: Journalism debate

Tinta Digital (es) attends a forum on “the eternal question” of the licensing of journalists in Puerto Rico, smiles when blogs are briefly mentioned, and concludes that “this discussion might...

St. Lucia: Political meeting

Matthew Hunte attends a political meeting of the United Workers’ Party in the district of Micoud, St. Lucia.

St. Vincent: WNBA draft pick

Abeni pays tribute to St. Vincent-born Sophia Young, this year's WNBA number four draft pick.

Jamaica: Sex tape cover up

Prominent Jamaican citizens are said to be “starring” in sex tapes found at the Kingston home of former ambassdor Peter King, who was murdered back in March. “The clout wielded...

Trinidad & Tobago: Activist blog

The Rights Action Group T&T blog is aggregating material on the subject of the controversial aluminium smelter to be established by Alcoa in southern Trinidad.

Trinidad & Tobago: Top 5 World Cup moments

Stacy-Marie Ishmael lists what she and the members of the Soca Warriors Football Forum consider Trinidad & Tobago's top five World Cup moments.

Khatmandu's tense political moves

The seven party alliance in Nepal is in the middle of its "decisive" protests to topple the autocratic regime in Nepal, and the protest programs have met with unprecedented resistance...

Nepal: Dissent intensifies

Samudaya.org has a photo-post of dissent in Nepal - things as they stood just before the General Strike.

Nepal: Day 1 of the general strike

As the four day general strike in Nepal kicks off, United We Blog! provides an account of the first day.

India: A drop in HIV infections

Lives in Focus on the glimmer of hope offered by a study that suggests there might be a drop in HIV infection in India -“The research, conducted by a joint...

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