6 April 2006

Stories from 6 April 2006

Brazil: Former Economy Minister Indicted

  6 April 2006

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 the Scooter Libby scandal in the United States.

Peru: Fujimori Rumored to be Extradited Soon

  6 April 2006

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 Chile soon to stand trial in Peru and is surprised that the local media is not giving the story more...

Peru: Protest Against Ollanta Humala

  6 April 2006

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 has a collection of quotes by Humala in recent days.

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 running for parliament in Kyrgyzstan after protesters demanded he be allowed to stand as a candidate.

Argentina: Overexposing B.A.

  6 April 2006

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, El Clarín notes (ES) that it was among the most popular online articles at the Times website.

Puerto Rico: Journalism debate

  6 April 2006

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 have been interesting in the 20th century. . . .”

Jamaica: Sex tape cover up

  6 April 2006

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 by these ‘pillars of society’ has already set tongues wagging that the police may be party to an extensive cover-up...

Trinidad & Tobago: Activist blog

  6 April 2006

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.

Khatmandu's tense political moves

  6 April 2006

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 from the illegitimate regime.

India: A drop in HIV infections

  6 April 2006

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 Indian and Canadian team, found that India's safe sex awareness campaign has had a dramatic impact on reducing HIV infection...

Pakistan: Islamic Relief

  6 April 2006

Yasmine profiles the work of Islamic Relief -“sponsoring a series of six dinners around the United States, in order to raise funds for continuing support for the victims of last October's earthquake in South Asia”

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