10 April 2006

Stories from 10 April 2006

Guyana: Prez Wants Kids

  10 April 2006

Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo is ready to make some babies. But Guyana360 explains that he's waiting until after the elections.

Jamaica: Lemon-Red Mix Series

  10 April 2006

Wayne of wayne&wax is “pretty psyched” to have contributed to the latest Riddim Method “Lemon-Red Mix Series” which is available for download.

Caribbean: Caribbean Christian Leaders Fail Women

  10 April 2006

Jessica of Alien in the Caribbean says that the region's Christian Leaders continue to fail women. “Without women, these priests, pastors and ministers would not even have a profession. So when are they going to show some acknowledgement of our worth instead of taking the easy dogmatic way out?”

Mexico, Brazil: Creative Commons Creativity Contest

  10 April 2006

Eduardo Arcos introduces (ES) the first contest of “Mexicommons creativity (ES),” which solicits new works of music, video, animation, and podcasts. The top three winners of each category will be included on the DVD of iSummit '06 to take place this June in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil: Pontes Touches Down

  10 April 2006

Brazilian bloggers’ reactions to the space flight of Marcos Pontes, the first Brazilian astronaut, run the gamut along a scale from enthusiasm to cynicism. At the “unqualified joy” end of the scale an amateur radio operator in the northerneastern state of Piauí was positively effervescent over a Piauense's ham radio...

Colombia: FARC and Uribe

  10 April 2006

Why are Colomabia's leftist rebels helping their conservative President in the upcoming elections? Adam Isacson explains the contradiction of last week's violence.

Peru, China: First Round Election Analysis

  10 April 2006

Peru Election 2006 and Un Lobo en Perú both have the latest numbers and analysis from yesterday's presidential elections in Peru. China Confidential explains why Chinese officials aren't ecstatic about Ollanta Humala's first round plurality.

Colombia: Bus Bombings

  10 April 2006

Western Hemisphere Policy Watch reports on two bus bombings in the Colombian capital of Bogota, noting that “had these attacks taken place in Baghdad, Bali, or Tel Aviv, the ‘mainstream’ U.S. media would have plastered images all over the news …”

Beerless football

  10 April 2006

Blogger Vietnamese god takes us to a Hanoi stadium to support his home football team from Khanh Hoa province in Southern Vietnam and we find out why he can't buy beers at the stadium anymore.

English for Journalism contraversy

  10 April 2006

Bhojman points to an article which talks about a Myanmar(Burmese) state owned newspaper accusing the American Centre in Yangoon of harming “young Myanmar brains”. The U.S.-Embassy-run centre offers language courses. It is the “English for Journalism” course that is causing the trouble – probably by encouraging the journalists to think...

Participatory TV and participatory democracy

  10 April 2006

TV reality shows where the audience gets to vote for their favourite idols are gaining popularity across Asia. Are such audience participation based shows a harbinger of true democracy or are they just gimmicks? Blogger niknazmi takes on this question with respect to Malaysia.

Lockout for junior gamers?

  10 April 2006

Gameshogun counters a Filipino politician's comments that online games produce violent people. Representative Florencio “Bem ” Noel is proposing that internet cafes should not allow minor and student gamers after 6 or 7 PM.

Myanmar's water festival

  10 April 2006

This week is the Thingyan or Water Festival in Myanmar. Thingyan is the new year according to the Burmese traditional lunar calendar. Sean, a Myanmar citizen living in Singapore, reminisces of home and takes us to Myanmar to shows us how they celebrate this festival over there.

Levels of stupidity

  10 April 2006

Taiwanese politician and talk show host Li Ao is not a popular guy in Singapore at the moment. Li Ao had remarked last year that Singaporeans are stupider than Taiwan and Hong Kong people. Last week, on his talk show he finally explained that reason he had labelled Singaporeans as...

Bridge over the River Nga

  10 April 2006

In 1971, Mel Schenck, fresh out of University, joined the Naval Civil Engineer Corps as a naval officer and volunteered to manage construction contracts in Vietnam. One of the projects he administered was the La Nga River Bridge between Saigon and Dalat. After 34 years, Mel revisits the bridge and...

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