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26 April 2006

Stories from 26 April 2006

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

  26 April 2006

Este artículo también está disponible en español. Millions of Bolivians have left their homeland in search for greener pastures for a variety of reasons. Nostalgia can sink in and can be expressed through writing. The subject was recently featured in Claudia Peña Claros’ blog Inútil Ardor (ES). In poetry form,...

Peru: Looking to the Second Round

  26 April 2006

Patrice explains the en vogue Peruvian saying, “it now remains to choose between AIDS and cancer.” Boz cites a new poll which has Alan Garcia leading Ollanta Humala in the second round presidential elections.

Martinique: Parental Rant

  26 April 2006

Bien Vu wonders (FR) why his/her teen-aged son is being taught History in French class. “Martinique doesn't do anything like anyone else [in the French school system],” says the blogger “unless this is our very own national curriculum.”

Bolivia: Unity Festival 2006

  26 April 2006

GlowMain lists the DJ's that will perform at the 24-hour, non-stop, psychedelic trance event (ES) called “Unity Festival,” which will take place the first week of May in Bolivia.

Latin America: Stories Broken By Bloggers

  26 April 2006

Jose Luis Orihuela is making a list (ES) of stories that first broke on Spanish-language blogs and were then picked up by the mainstream media. Among the stories include Argentine soccer celebrity Diego Maradona's contract with a TV station (ES) and an anti-MTV marketing parody (ES).

Mexico: Paticia Mercado “Wins” First Presidential Debate

  26 April 2006

Eduardo Arcos live-blogged last night's presidential debate in Mexico (ES). Arcos says it was leftist outsider (and blogger), Patricia Mercado who won the debate. Goleech agrees (ES), but says that Felipe Calderón of the conservative PAN party also left in good shape. Boz says that “By not participating in the...

Mongolia: Traffic

  26 April 2006

Shards of Mongolia reports that Ulaanbaatar's Peace Bridge, a major route for the tourists visiting for Mongolia's 800th anniversary this year, is being closed for improvements which will only make traffic in the capital more of a nightmare.

Armenia: Talks Break Down

  26 April 2006

Onnik Krikorian reports that talks have broken down between Indian students and the Yerevan State Medical University and notes that a blog has been set up for students to write about the university.

Belarus: Chernobyl and Charnobylski Shlyah

  26 April 2006

br23 blog writes about how he, then a 10-year-old son of two physicist parents, learned about the accident at the Chernobyl power plant 20 years ago. Ivan Lenin writes about today's protest rally in Minsk, and TOL's Belarus Blog links to Radio Liberty's photos from the rally.

Chernobyl: Letters Never Written

  26 April 2006

LJ user wall4 – originally from Lviv, Ukraine, now living in Connecticut – writes about his experience as a soldier forced to serve in Chernobyl 20 years ago (RUS). The piece is accompanied by several black-and-white army pictures. 20 Years Ago. Letters I haven't written. “Mama, I'll never forget how...

Sri Lanka: Apathy

  26 April 2006

After the bomb explosion in Colombo Azrael's Word comments on the current state of apathy in Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh: Homeland

  26 April 2006

Returning to the countries we come from. Mezba on living in the MidEast, South Asia and Canada. The racism, quality of life and job opportunity confusion all thrown in together.

Nepal: What it means for South Asia

  26 April 2006

Pickled Politics on what the current events in Nepal mean for the rest of South Asia. “An insurgency has forced an autocratic ruler to give power back to the people. What if others try the same in their countries? I bet President Musharraf is apprehensive.”

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