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April, 2006

Stories from April, 2006

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...

Belarus: BBC Responds to Blogger

BBC responds to David McDuff of A Step At A Time regarding the possibility of broadcasts in the Belarusian language in Belarus – in addition to broadcasts in Russian, Ukrainian...

Belarus: Rumors On Belarus-Russia Relations

TOL's Belarus Blog considers rumors of “the future in Belarus-Russia relations,” one of which is that Kremlin would like to get rid of Aleksandr Lukashenko in order to incorporate Belarus...

Poland, Russia: Katyn Massacre

In 1940, the Soviets executed some 22,000 Polish officers; the victims’ families have now brought charges against Russia and are demanding full disclosure of the truth about the tragedy. Vilhelm...

Belarus, Ukraine: Chernobyl Meaning

Vilhelm Konnander explains the meaning of Chernobyl for Belarus 20 years later. Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert disagrees with Sean Guillory's take on the lessons of Chernobyl:...

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