12 April 2006

Stories from 12 April 2006

Brazil:Varig Airlines Bankruptcy

  12 April 2006

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.

Venezuela: Remembering the Coup

  12 April 2006

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 also comments on the anniversary including a partial translation of the “Carmona Decree” issued by the ever-so-brief transitional government.

Kyrgyzstan: Instability

  12 April 2006

Registan.net 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 situation in the country is quickly deteriorating.

Bolivia: Remembering Victor Hugo Daza

  12 April 2006

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 age of 17 while protesting against the privatization of local water supplies.

Tajikistan: Working in Russia

  12 April 2006

“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 neither the Russian nor the Tajik governments pay enough attention to the situation.

Peru: Fighting for Second Place

  12 April 2006

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 be difficult, but possible. In a comment, Giovann Alarcón says that he is doubtful of Flores’ chances.

Kyrgyzstan: Yurts for America

  12 April 2006

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.

Nepal: Us and Them

  12 April 2006

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 Chepang woman, forcing her to speak out wasting whatever little chemical energy food has released in her body, when the...

Nepal: Revolution in pictures

  12 April 2006

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

  12 April 2006

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 with the Narmada Movement – “As both enter a very critical phase of respective struggles, we can sense something big...

Pakistan: Islamabad now

  12 April 2006

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 really don't know what became of that ‘clay train’ in Saidpur village or if that water treatment plant there is...

Argentina: Sacrificing the Unthinkable

  12 April 2006

“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 is under attack in Argentina. Included is a very handy chart of state-regulated prices depending on the cut.

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