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27 April 2006

Stories from 27 April 2006

Thai Kick Boxing

Muay Thai or Kick Boxing is very popular in Thailand and regular bouts are held in major cities. Malaysian blogger Kenny Sia blogs about his visit to a Muay Thai...

Honduras, El Salvador: Defining Boundaries

Honduras News and Tim's El Salvador Blog both mention the finalized agreement between El Salvador and Honduras over the border dividing the two countries. The decision closes an unfinished chapter...

Guatemala: Mayan Translators

Noting that five Mayan languages are at risk of extinction, Chapinadas tells the story of the first graduating class of Mayan translators from the Academy of Mayan Languages.

Armenia: Students, Administrators, and No Media

Onnik Krikorian reports that the Yerevan State Medical Institute's rector refused to meet with Indian students unless the media left while Nessuna translates an article on the meeting.

Mongolia: Casino Park

Shards of Mongolia notes that a plan for a massive development project including shopping, industry, an international airport, and a casino. Curiously, it will not be anywhere near the capital,...

Turkmenistan: 30K Buckets

Peter writes at neweurasia about the televised confession of Turkmenistan's former General Prosecutor Gurbanbiby Atajanova who was, until recently, the only public official with considerable stature besides the president.

Armenia: Genocide Notes

Nessuna has a brief roundup of posts from Armenian blogs on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

Brazil: Portuguese and Indigenous Languages

While Portuguese is Brazil's official state language, M. Bichuetti of The Brazilian Way of Life says that around 180 native tongues are still present. Quoting a linguistics professor, Bichuetti says...

Georgia: Dinner Party

Susan says that it is easy for expats to get on the news on slow news days in Georgia. She took part in a traditional Georgian supra outside the Russian...

El Salvador: Pro Life Nation

Writing from Antartica, J. Allbritton offers his thoughts on an article by Jack Hitt regarding El Salvador's strict anti-abortion laws. Tim Muth also recently commented on the article, inspiring various...

Costa Rica: Supreme Court to Discuss Gay Marriage

Andrés Duque says that Costa Rica's supreme court will decide next week if a new petition for marriage rights for same sex couples is constitutional. Sergio of La Foto Salió...

Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador: “Abstinencewatch™ Scorecard”

Bob Kellet explains why the Brazilian football club will be happy in Germany this World Cup whereas Costa Rica and Ecuador won't.

Nicaragua, Costa Rica: Immigrant Rights

Immigrants are demanding respect of human rights. That would be Nicaraguan immigrants, living in Costa Rica.

World: Handwriting Meme

John Guzman, a native of Colombia now living in the United States, has started an international handwriting meme. He hopes to attract as much international participation as possible. There is...

Dominica: Karib Cultural Village

French Antilles blog Bondamanjak describes (FR) a new cultural village located in Dominica which showcases the history and culture of native Karibs. Dominica retains a rare community of the Caribbean...

Jamaica: A writer's development

On his personal blog, Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philps reproduces a lecture he delivered recently in which he discusses his development as a writer and also raises the question: “What is...

48 Missing Detainees Wrongly Identified

“Courtyard 29” is a communal grave place, located in the General Cemetery (ES) of the capital, Santiago. In 1991, 124 missing detainees from the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, were found and...

Martinique/Gwada: Palm Tree Shaped Antennas

Technophile InternetRapide.com praises (FR) the aesthetic value of Morocco's palm tree-shaped antennas.

Nepal: Role of political parties

The challenges for the political parties in Nepal has increased. Bahas on the role of the parties and other stakeholders in the changing political scenario.

Nepal: Getting the democracy working

Voices of sceptics rise. United We Blog! on “…celebrate the victory of people where the people ‘talked and showed’ they are still skeptical on politicians’ commitment to constituent assembly and...

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