Stories from 7 April 2006
Peter of neweurasia discusses reactions to the news that the EU is considering a special trade deal with Turkmenistan.
Christian Garbis speculates on what may happen in Armenia after the border with Turkey opens, which he foresees happening in the near future.
Tom Terry has a translation of a Mongolian newspaper article charging Eagle TV (which is the Christian station that Terry runs) with terrorism for causing divisions among Mongols. Luke Distelhorst has additional comments.
Luke Distelhorst has another update on the protests in Mongolia, including the news that some of the protesters are now on hunger strike.
(c) Christopher Herwig – Impressions from Turkmenistan – reproduced with permission Welcome to the latest roundup of the Central Asian and Caucasian blogosphere, brought to you bi-weekly by neweurasia. As usual, we take you through the countries alphabetically. Armenia: Onnik Krikorian has the latest from the Armenian blogosphere on Oneworld....
Adam Isacson has an informative ten-point review of the last week in Colombia.
Expat Argentina cites a new survey which calls President Nestor Kirchner the most popular leader of the Americas. “I think it is safe to say that, barring a very major scandal, Kirchner is going to be re-elected in a landslide.” Bob Row has posted a cartoon, which suggests that Peronism's...
Oleksandr of Messages From Canada writes on Ukraine's unique position between Russia and the EU: “Located between new EU members with increased production costs and Russia with strong ambitions to expand to new markets, Ukraine could become another economic wonder or business paradise: for EU – to outsource/shift the production...
Petro of Petro's Jotter recounts an early morning fire in his office building.
hgrodsk of Our Man in Gdansk lists five Polish April Fool's jokes he fell for: “Nothing is too absurd for Polish politics and life not to be true.”
MoldovAnn has started taking Ukrainian language classes: “This week’s lesson was conducted almost entirely in Ukrainian, and when we were all at a loss, our teacher reverted to Russian. This means I am learning a third language on the basis of my second language […].” Daniel of The Native Speaker...
Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic post a picture of a man who could be Radovan Karadzic: “If true, it would be the only known picture of Karadzic in the last 10 years.”
Edward Lucas, Central and East European correspondent of The Economist, posts a very lengthy and detailed report on his trip to the pre-election Hungary.
Today marks the third straight day that Venezuelans have taken to the streets to protest the murders of three, young Canadian-Venezuelan brothers and their chauffeur who were kidnapped on February 23rd and found dead in the town of Yare with gunshot wounds to the head this Tuesday. Opposition ghostblogger Jorge...
Wicked Angel writes on the issue of domestic violence, on how it's ignored by most forums and how it affects women from all socio-economic backgrounds.
A post at Moju attempts to pinpoint the events in Sri Lankan history that have vastly contributed to the ethnic conflict. The comments engage in a lively discussion.
Evenstar profiles Mumbai's information Kiosks that helps access free E-Mail, E-Banking, E-Greetings, Star Forecast, Exam Results, Railway Enquiry, Mumbai Guide, Movie, Restaurants, News, Health, Education etc.
Does a woman, in accordance with her faith – refusing to shake a man's hand account for a parallel to racism? Vislumbres asks some uncomfortable questions.
Sepia Mutiny has a moving account of a South Asian girl who is raped in the US.
Having his car in repair shop, Ramzi decided to walk down the streets of Beirut with a handy cell phone camera. What he sees are things you can’t notice while driving. Check them out.
Hanu was recently featured in the Mideast Connect online magazine because of her work as Managing Director of the Tibra Foundation whose aim is “to organize community-sponsored supportive projects to benefit women of the Libyan community and highlight their achievements.” What Highlander enjoyed most was reading about these talented women....