13 April 2006

Stories from 13 April 2006

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

  13 April 2006

A controversial document instructing public servants to contribute to the Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS) political party generated words of discontent among some Bolivian bloggers. The letter in question was directed to Cabinet Members, Vice-Ministers and Directors and instructed them to contribute 5% of their salary to “cover National and Departmental...

Mongolia: More on the Protests

  13 April 2006

Tom Terry also comments on the protests in Mongolia, calling on protesters to show a little more wisdom and restraint and warning them that Eagle TV, which he manages, will hand over any tapes of illegal acts by protesters in accordance with Mongol law.

Mongolia: Protests Updates

  13 April 2006

Luke Distelhorst of neweurasia has more updates on the escalating protests in Mongolia at his site including news of clashes between police and protesters and the Democratic Party showing signs of solidarity with the protesters.

Armenia: Safarov Sentenced

  13 April 2006

Oneworld Multimedia notes that Azeri military officer Ramil Safarov has been sentenced to life in prison by a Hungarian court for the murder of an Armenian counterpart at a NATO Partnership for Peace training program two years ago. It is not clear whether or not he will serve his sentence...

Panama, Costa Rica: Gas Prices Up

  13 April 2006

In a pattern that surely many across the world can relate to, Don Ray and Bob Glass both mention the rising gas prices in Panama and Costa Rica respectively. It seems the gentlemen also have similar thoughts regarding blog templates.

Reuters-GVO alliance announced

  13 April 2006

13th April 2006 REUTERS FORMS ALLIANCE WITH GLOBAL VOICES ONLINE Reuters today announced an alliance with Global Voices Online, an international network of bloggers coordinated through the Berkman Center at Harvard University. Reuters has made a contribution to the Berkman Center that has enabled Global Voices to hire a full-time...

Belize: Iguana season

  13 April 2006

It's iguana season in Belize, writes Simone Engeln: “If you were to drive though Belize these days, you would notice people standing by the side of the road holding up Iguanas. These are not their pets. They are offering them to you to buy. Again, not to keep as a...

Bahamas: Cultivating tolerance

  13 April 2006

Sir Arthur Foulkes assesses tolerance levels in the Bahamas in light of reactions to the docking of a gay cruise ship and the banning of the film “Brokeback Mountain”.

Caribbean, Venezuela, USA: CARICOM talks with US

  13 April 2006

Seeing it as evidence that the Caribbean has begun to resist the overtures of Venezuela's Hugo Chávez, A. M. Mora y Leon links gleefully to a Miami Herald article which states that CARICOM is exploring the possibility of holding free trade talks with the US.

India: Death of an actor

  13 April 2006

The death of an actor has had the Indian state of Karnataka in the middle of violence and outpouring on the streets. Dateline Bombay comments on the state of Bangalore.

India: Walking through Bombay

  13 April 2006

Windy Skies explores at a languid pace life in some streets of South Mumbai. “On most days after getting out of Victoria Terminus (renamed CST) in Bombay (renamed Mumbai), I walk down the DN Road in the direction of Flora Fountain.”

Nepal: Political Developments

  13 April 2006

Bahas comments on Nepal's move from Monarchy to democracy - “King Gyanendra has called upon all political parties to join in a dialogue, which the King has always advocated, to bear the responsibility of and contribute towards activating the multiparty democratic polity.”

Pakistan: Some developments

  13 April 2006

Crow's nest on a motley bunch of developments in Pakistan – from party politics to the recently held World Social Forum in Karachi.

Sri Lanka: Violence against Tamils

  13 April 2006

The ethnic conflict, while still not covered by the Mainstream Media, appears to be a part of everyday life. Transcurrents.com on “Trincomalee saw large scale violence being unleashed against Tamils following a series of claymore mine explosions directed against security personnel deployed in the district.”

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