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28 April 2006

Stories from 28 April 2006

Venezuela: New CNE Board and Friday Night Fiesta

While Katy explains how the board of Venezuela's Electoral Council (the elections governing body) is selected, Francisco gives some background on the new five board members. Away from politics, Adriana...

Mexico: Review of the Debate

Dark Diamond Network has a comprehensive and articulate summary of the Mexican presidential debate and how each participant fared.

Mexico: Presidential Race Attracts Bumps Up Bandwidth

Boli-Nica reveals that the Mexican presidential race is generating quite a bit of traffic around the web, including a share of anti-Obrador blogs.

Bolivia, Venezuela, Cuba: Morales’ TCP

Evo Morales has announced a free trade agreement with Venezuela and Cuba. A free trade agreement except that it shall be called a TCP, or “Trade Agreement of the Peoples.”...

Mexico: Debate Didn't Change Voters’ Decisions

Two polls taken after this week's presidential debate show Felipe Calderón as the winner despite bloggers’ insistence that it was Patricia Mercado who left in best shape. Another poll, however,...

Argentina: History Finds a Home

Robert Wright explains the etymology of the Buenos Aires neighborhood, Caballito. If in the area, you'll soon have a chance to see the original namesake.

World: Farmer's Market International Parade

Melissa De Leon and Elena Hernandez are co-hosting the “The Farmer's Market International Parade” where participants from across the world post photos of their neighborhood markets, which will then be...

Ukraine: Markets Won't Wait

At Foreign Notes, LEvko writes that Ukrainian president expects the coalition to be formed sometime in June, and Scott W. Clark cautions that this may be a bit too long...

Mongolia: News of the Week

neweurasia rounds up and discusses the week's news from Mongolia.

Kyrgyzstan: Issyk-Kul by Bike

JJ writes about visiting villages on Kyrgyzstan's Issyk-Kul by bike.

Mongolia: Spring in the Gobi

Luke Distelhorst visited the Gobi and writes about conservation of argali sheep.

Pakistan 451 reports on more sites being blocked in Pakistan because of directives issued by the government.

India: Kaavya Tales

The issue of author Kaavya Viswanathan plagiarising has prompted quite a few posts in the Indian Blogosphere. Among others Flotsam, India Uncut, Falstaff and Sepia Mutiny have a say.

Armenia: Prkutyun

Zarchka writes about visiting an exhibition of the Prkutyun NGO, an organization that provides services to disabled children. Onnik Krikorian went as well and has his own post as well.

Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan fiction

Tiny Little Fractures reads The Kite Runner and compares the book to Monsoon Dream, contextualizing the gaps in contemporary Sri Lankan fiction.

Chernobyl: First Victims

Oleksa of My Reflections writes about Chernobyl and its first victims: “However, it is the plight of the 14 firefighters that made the greatest impression on me. They arrived on...

Bangladesh: Understanding Musharraf

Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying links to an interview with President Musharraf of Pakistan and provides commentary on the side.

Sri Lankan: Who was it?

Nittewa on figuring out whose bodies were found in Avissawella and Mulleriyawa, and some ideas on who they couldn't have been.

Barbados: National Heroes Day

Campfyah commemorates Barbados’ National Heroes Day with a quiz on some photos of the heroes themselves.

Russia: Protes in Ufa Ignored by Media

As a discussion of media ownership and censorship in Russia is taking place at Russia Blog, Daut of Ufa Blog writes about a recent protest rally in Bashkortostan's capital that...

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