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12 April 2006

Stories from 12 April 2006

Brazil:Varig Airlines Bankruptcy

Brazil's Varig has joined Mexico's Aerocalifornia and Bolivia's LAB on the growing list of Latin American airlines struggling to get by according to Made in Brazil.

Ecuador: Ecuador in the 60's

Mysterious as it is informative, the weblog The Wolf Report continues its series of “The Importance of Being Ecuador.”

Venezuela: Remembering the Coup

Jorge Arena has an almost comprehensive list of Anglophone Venezuelan bloggers who remarked on the fourth anniversary of the April 11th coup which temporarily removed Chavez from office. Oil Wars...

Kyrgyzstan: Instability writes about the attempted assasination of Edil Baisalov, the president of the Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society and blogger, arguing that it's yet another sign that the political...

Armenia: Smile!

Zarchka writes that she wishes that smiling in public was more acceptable in Armenia.

Afghanistan: Revenue Differences!

Dialogue 3 (Persian) says that income disparity on the rise in Afghanistan. A soldier can only get 700 dollars per year while a businessman makes 600,000 dollars!

Bolivia: Remembering Victor Hugo Daza

With descriptive words and somber reflection, Jim Shultz describes his time in Cochabamba's cemetery, where family and friends gathered to remember Victor Hugo Daza, killed by the military at the...

Tajikistan: Working in Russia

“Tajik Boy” writes about racist attacks on foreigners in Russia, a situation that worries the many Tajiks who work in Russia or have a relative who does. He says that...

Peru: Fighting for Second Place

A.M. Mora y Leon hopes that the vote from abroad will carry conservative candidate Lourdes Flores into the second round of presidential elections. Enrique Mendizabal (ES) says that it would...

Kyrgyzstan: Legislation

Sasha writes about the state of legislation in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Yurts for America

Alan Cordova notes that Kyrgyzstan is offering yurts for $10,000 each for temporary housing for Hurricane Katrina victims. Alan wonders if this is the government's latest get rich quick scheme.

Benin: New President's Cabinet

The blog of recently elected President Boni Yayi publishes (FR) a decree listing the members of his newly formed cabinet.

Nepal: Us and Them

A moving account from a person who reflects on what it is to be like in Nepal at United We Blog! – “I am a charlatan that interviews a hungry...

Nepal: Revolution in pictures

Violence seems to continue without pause in Nepal - as the protest intensifies, even with the curfew being relaxed. Democracy for Nepal has some visuals.

India: Movements for justice

Bhopal Blog provides an update on the fight for justice for the victims of the Bhopal Gas tragedy, and comments on the hunger fast, while commenting on the meeting point...

Sri Lanka: Setting back the clock

Popular Economix on setting back the clock in Sri Lanka, more day light to save energy and issues that are the highlights of the decision to reset time.

Pakistan: Islamabad now

Metroblogging Islamabad on how the city appears to have lost some of its shine. “Now the blue tiled watercourses and cascades at Pakistan Secretariat are lying dry and dirty. We...

Argentina: Sacrificing the Unthinkable

“Given my multinational beef eating experiences, I am the first to promote the superior quality of Argentina’s meat” says Diego in Altered Argentina. But find out why his favorite food...

Moldova: Russia Bans Moldovan Wine Imports

Peter Myers of Adventures in Moldova writes about Moldovan wine industry and the potentially disastrous consequences of Russia's ban of wine imports from Moldova.

Ukraine: Akhmetov's Botanical Garden Fiasco

LEvko of Foreign Notes reports on how Ukraine's richest man Rinat Akhmetov has failed to rob his native idustrial center Donetsk of its botanical garden.

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