18 April 2006

Stories from 18 April 2006

Chile: Hybrid Cars

  18 April 2006

Alejandra Noemi writes on El Rancahuaso, a citizen journalism site, that autos híbridos, or hybrid cars, have already hit the streets of Chile (ES).

Armenia: AUA

  18 April 2006

Nessuna writes that the benefits of getting an American University of Armenia education go far beyond just improving one's English.

Guyana: History without mercy

  18 April 2006

MediaCritic links to a “brutal historical account of Guyana”. An excerpt: “The present-day Republic of Guyana is an insignificant remnant of the old British Empire, the only possession Britain ever held on the mainland of South America, uneasily resting between Venezuela and Brazil and adjoining two other fragments of European...

Belarus: Newspaper Faces Shutdown

  18 April 2006

Nasha Niva – “the last independent paper” – is about to be shut down, according to br23 blog and TOL's Belarus Blog. “Department of ideology wants to close it down because the editor-in-chief… was in jail for 10 days. That’s the reason they give for wanting to close their offices....

Belarus & Russia: Traffic Police Stories

  18 April 2006

Due to certain unprofessionalism and corruption in their ranks, traffic police feature prominently in jokes and contemporary urban folklore of the former Soviet states. Below are three actual stories and reactions to them, posted in LiveJournal this month (translated from Russian). *** Minsk, Belarus (April 6, 2006) – This story...

Nepal: Choices and Revolution

  18 April 2006

United We Blog! on the choices before Nepal - “Nepali people are in a historical juncture to decide on what they want: constitutional monarchy or a republican Nepal”

Argentina: Soccer and Economics

  18 April 2006

In a fascinating analysis of football and economics, Asad Yawar thinks both spheres will perform strong in 2006. “But the playing philosophy of the 2006 selection is befitting of a country that has produced the archetypally modernist literature of Borges, the endlessly innovative music of Soda Stereo, the sensual eroticism...

Sri Lanka: A shrinking world

  18 April 2006

London, Lanka and Drums muses on how technology makes information easy to access and shrinks the world. However somebody ” pointed out that, when Columbus, Sir Walter Raleigh and Hong Kong Phooey were bringing their discoveries back from far flung corners of the globe, the populace felt like the world...

India: Actors and Dams

  18 April 2006

The Narmada Bachao Andolan finds more support in the celebrity crowd. Dateline Bombay has more on the actor Amir Khan lending his voice to the cause of those displaced by the dam.

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