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13 April 2006

Stories from 13 April 2006

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

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...

Kyrgyzstan: Students on Politics

The Golden Road to Samarqand reports on university students’ opinions on the current political situation in Kyrgyzstan.

Armenia: The Past & Future

Christian Garbis writes that Armenians are blinded by their past and do not appreciate that their current problems deserve their full attention. The Basturma Chronicles responds.

Mongolia: More on the Protests

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...

Mongolia: Protests Updates

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...

Armenia: Safarov Sentenced

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...

Panama, Costa Rica: Gas Prices Up

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...

Guatemala: Declartion Against North American Mining Firms

The Guatemala Solidarity Network is distributing a declaration, which demands that the Marlin Mine of San Marcos be closed.

Reuters-GVO alliance announced

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Geniuses and landscapes

Over at the Caribbean Beat weblog JT waxes poetic, defining genius and describing the view from his office window.

Belize: Iguana season

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...

El Salvador: Images of Semana Santa

Tim Muth links to photos and videos of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in El Salvador.

Barbados, Trinidad: Maritime dispute settled

Linda Thompkins reports that the maritime boundary dispute between Barbados and Trinidad has been settled by a tribunal convened under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Bahamas: Cultivating tolerance

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

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...

India: Death of an actor

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

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...

Argentina: Ernesto Sábato

Cartoonist Bob Row uses his artistic pen to honor the Argentine humanist, Ernesto Sábato. You can learn more about Sábato on Wikipedia.

Nepal: Political Developments

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...

Pakistan: Some developments

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

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