Stories from 11 May 2006
While some bloggers in the world have legal problems because of posting their ideas on their blogs, it's ironic that in Chile were celebrating the first Latin America Blog contest. More than 2000 bloggers from 12 countries inscribed in the Atina Blog Awards. The first jury was the bloggers themselves,...
Dave Pentecost wonders what caused the roadblocks in Chiapas to later find via Google News that a protest took place yesterday to commemorate the 87th anniversary of the assassination of Emiliano Zapata, namesake of the Zapatista rebels.
Registan.net writes about Bakhodir Choriev, the Uzbek revolutionary of St. Louis, who is trying to organize protest against the Uzbek government from the United States.
At Blogrel, Harmick writes that Armenia's speaker of the parliament has stepped down and that his party has resigned from the ruling coalition government. He goes on to say that this may be the start of a credible opposition in Armenia.
Onnik Krikorian attended a Yezidi funeral and has photos from it as well as an interview about Yezidi music's role in the culture and its relation to Muslim Kurdish music.
Kevin Sites’ coverage of Colombia inspires a conversation at PoorButHappy.
Neesuna remembers achieving independence in Armenia.
James at neweurasia has an event summary of Carnegie Endowment conference on Uzbekistan and the one year anniversary of last year's uprising in Andijon.
Noting that “Colombia is a very Catholic country,” Steven Taylor mentions yesterday's decision by the constitutional court to allow abortions “in cases of rape, incest or if the life of the mother or foetus is in danger.” BlueElephant opines (ES) that “hypocrisy remains latent, but this small step should be...
Expat Argentina has a very clear explanation of Argentina's undervalued peso.
Justin Delacour links to an article on Upside Down World about the international press’ reaction to Bolivia's nationalization of gas resources. Jim Shultz reminds readers to ” not lose track of the big picture: At the end of the day Bolivia will develop its gas and oil through some kind...
Tanya Hernandez, focusing on Brazil, asks “is There Racism in Latin America and What Does That Mean for Race Relations in the United States?” One commenter responds, “If I must choose my poison (racism), I'll choose the American brand. Latin American racism is made more pernicious by the fact that...
ICT for Peacebuilding has a feature on women and ICT. “ICT4Peace needs to embrace this rich texture of gender dynamics in the development of cutting-edge ICT solutions for strengthening peace processes.”
Windy Skies on the hawkers in Bombay who call themselves medicine men and sell remedies by the street.
Mezba remembers an afternoon spent with her family tracing her family tree in a notebook when on a vacation in a village in Bangladesh.
According to a local legend, the falls at Salazie, says (Fr) Audrey at Reunion Passion, are shaped like a bride's veil because a runaway bride once fell along the mountain's side. The blogger posts breathtaking pictures.
As high school students in St. Vincent gear up for the CXC exams and observe last-day traditions such as the signing of each other's school shirts, Abeni waxes nostalgic about her own school leaving. With employment at more than 20%, however, she finds it hard to feel optimistic about the...
At the Trinidad & Tobago World Cup blog Stacy-Marie Ishmael parses some of the mixed reactions to the new West Indies anthem, which was sung for the first time at yesterday's Trinidad & Tobago v. Peru football match in Trinidad.
Frances at Supernaut describes the choreographing process in preparation for her co-produced death metal Cantonese opera set to show this weekend: “I'm working in a way that is far more satisfying choreographically, and profoundly more interesting and involving as a performer and as an audience, but quite inimical to the...
Afghan Penlog is a new collective blog which wants to bring afghan blogs together. On its last writing, we read about freedom of expression and Afghanistan's mafia problem. According to blog, country is on the edge to fall in mafia's trap completely.
Ali Mazroi, reformist politician & blogger, says Iranian economy is a command economy where government controls 80% of it. Blogger adds according to statistics 20 percent of Iranian households receives 48% of national income (Persian).