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20 April 2006

Stories from 20 April 2006

Sri Lanka: Obscatles to development

Janapathi lists out the obstacles and myths that hinder development in Sri Lanka.

Cuba, USA: Hip-hop podcast

Episode #4 of the New York-produced ((Mi Barrio Radio)) podcast features tracks from hip-hop artists Orishas, Manu Chao and others.

Trinidad & Tobago: Sounds of burning bush

Caribbean Free Radio posts a short audio clip of the sound of bamboo bursting and other bush fire-related noises.

Political discussions on blogs in Singapore

May 6th will be the polling day in Singapore's general elections this year. Tinkertailor comments on and refers to a clarification by the authorities on the issue of political...

Brazil: Free Software Forum

Andy Oram writes about Brazil's unique IT history and explains what a bunch of free software enthusiasts are doing in Porto Alegre.

China: Google's compromises

Shak at Chinawhite, via Imagethief, gives us a sneak preview of Google in China: The Big Disconnect, a feature story to be published in this coming weekend's New York Times...

Guatemala: Francofonía en Guatemala

Francofonía en Guatemala (ES, FR) is the first Guatemalan blog dedicated to the promotion of French culture and language.

Trinidad & Tobago: Smelter news

At the Rights Action Group T&T blog, set up to aggregate the dialogue around a controversial aluminium smelter project in southern Trinidad, an article on the non-attendance of a the...

China: Prisoners’ organs harvested?

A report mentioned today on the Chinese Law Prof Blog links Chinese prisons, executions and conveniently-timed organ donations. “The first comprehensive report on this issue of which I am aware...

Trinidad & Tobago: Best football fans?

Does Trinidad & Tobago's World Cup football team have the best fans? Stacy-Marie Ishmael thinks so.

St. Lucia: Crime on the rise

“The murder rate in Saint Lucia has risen again. One young man has been gun downed at about 5.30pm near the Bexon Bus Stand by what seems to be a...

China: Economic relaxations ahead

Simon at Simon World looks at two key parts of Chinese president Hu Jintao's economic concession plan announced today in the midst of Hu's visit to the United States. “Will...

Haiti: Cattle investments

“Rony was forced to bring the cow to market before it was time. Kind of like dumping all of your Apple shares, prior to the IPOD or all of your...

China: Chinese Wikipedia launched

Via Virtual China comes news from China Web 2.0 Review of leading Chinese search engine Baidu's own Chinese-language wikipedia-style encyclopedia service. “Since Wikipedia is blocked in China, we'll see just...

Cuba: Alternative radio workshop

Perspectivas in Movimiento announces (es) the Latin American workshop on “alternative radio in the fight for the emancipation of humanity”, in Holguín, Cuba, from May 4-7.

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

As a postscript to the 1970 Gil Scot Heron poem ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised‘, There will be no highlights on the eleven o'clock news… The Revolution Will Not...

Haiku competition in the Philippines

Kurokuroatbp pens a haiku in Tagalog and provides details of a Pinoy Haiku competition organised by the Japanese Embassy in Philippines.

Caribbean: The standpipe

At The Pan Collective, Barbadian blogger Titilayo pays tribute to a Caribbean icon: the standpipe.

Barbados: Sugar cane industry

In GS's humble opinion, Barbados's refusal to abandon its sugar industry is a “smart move”.

Barbados: Blood ties and general elections

Reading the Barbados online newspapers in the UK, Neil Benn discovers that his father will be a candidate in the next general election.

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