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20 April 2006

Stories from 20 April 2006

Myanmar's natural gas

Both China and India are keen on importing natural gas from Myanmar's huge reserves. In the past India has sympathised with Myanmar's pro-democracy elements but recent years have seen India...

Turkmenistan: Transport

neweurasia reports on Turkmenistan's efforts to increase gas exports, saying that it is unlikely it will be able to meet its contractual obligations for selling gas anytime soon.

Mongolia: Updates

As usual, Luke Distelhorst has numerous updates on the ongoing protests in Mongolia at neweurasia including the news that the country's prime minister met with the leader of the protests...

Armenia: Poor Services

Christian Garbis adds his thoughts on the death of the Indian student in Yerevan and subsequent protests, saying that the incident underlines the apathy and lack of urgency that are...

Armenia: Indian Student Protest

An Indian studying in Armenia fell from an open window and died after emergency services took 45 minutes to respond. Armenian police detained other Indian students for questioning and university...

First Latin-American Blog Contest

Atina Chile(ES), a social action movement that promotes blogging in Chile, organize the blog contest “Atina Blog Awards”(ES). Anyone could inscribe, the only barrier was that they be written in...

Kyrgyzstan: Corruption in Education

Erica writes about corruption in Kyrgyzstan and the situation in her country at Kyrgyzstan Student Blog.

Chile: Newspaper Does Not Give Attribution for Photo

Leo Prieto says that local newspaper La Estrella de Iquique used one of his Creative Commons-licensed photos without attribution and that he plans on taking legal action. Creative Commons licenses...

Colombia: Uribe's Ppponents’ Security Problem

Adam Isacson explains why President Álvaro Uribe's popularity is based on one single issue.

El Salvador: Good Friday Procession

Viva El Salvador has pictures of a Good Friday procession in Apaneca, El Salvador.

Guatemala: Rebuilding After Stan

“Heather Parr was in Guatemala as Hurricane Stan struck in October 2005. Here she shares her account of how the local community she has got to know in Sololá has...

Peru: Votes by Region

Peru Election 2006 has a handy graph breaking down the votes between Lima, outside of Lima, and outside the country. The votes for Lourdes Flores predictably decrease with each column.

Venezuela: “Hands Off Venezuela” in Arabic

Hands Off Venezuela says a new Arabic version of the site has been launched.

Argentina: Osvaldo Bayer

Roberto Bobrow sketches the life of libertarian anarchist, Osvaldo Bayer.

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

Este artículo también está disponible en español. Bolivia lacks access to the ocean, so the country shouldn’t have any reason to fear pirates, right? Well, they may not be the...

India: Election time economics

Lucky has a conversation with an auto-rickshawdriver before elections on the economics of the populist policies.

Nepal: Youth and democracy

Samudaya.org has a report on a gather of non-aligned youth meeting to discuss Nepal's state – “participants discussed the significant role young people can play, and resolved to form an...

Nepal: Restoring the legislature

As Nepal prepares itself for some form of democracy, the King grants audience to the Chief Justice in Nepal to discuss legal matters pertaining to restore the legislature says Legal...

Bangladesh: Abducted in Dhaka

Bangladesh may have to explain its human rights record. Shobak on “On April 17th, Ehsanul Islam Sadequee was abducted by armed special forces police officers in Bangladesh.”

Sri Lanka: Gay Pride in Colombo

Colombo gets an opportunity to be proud. Portrait on the Gay Pride in the city – “Colombo pride is going to happen over a week beginning on the 21st of...

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