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11 May 2006

Stories from 11 May 2006

Chilean Blog Contest: The Winners

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....

Mexico: Roadblocks in Chiapas

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...

Uzbekistan: St. Louis Revolutionary writes about Bakhodir Choriev, the Uzbek revolutionary of St. Louis, who is trying to organize protest against the Uzbek government from the United States.

Armenia: Political Shakeup

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...

Armenia: Yezidi Funeral

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.

Colombia: A Conversation on Coverage of a Conflict

Kevin Sites’ coverage of Colombia inspires a conversation at PoorButHappy.

Armenia: Remembering Independence

Neesuna remembers achieving independence in Armenia.

Uzbekistan: Andijon Anniversary

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.

Colombia: Easing Abortion Laws

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...

Argentina: The Undervalued Peso

Expat Argentina has a very clear explanation of Argentina's undervalued peso.

Bolivia: Media Reaction to Gas Nationalization

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...

Brazil, Ecuador: “Is There Racism in Latin America?”

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...

Sri Lanka: Peace, Women and ICT

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...

India: Doctors On The Streets

Windy Skies on the hawkers in Bombay who call themselves medicine men and sell remedies by the street.

Bangladesh: Family Trees For A Child

Mezba remembers an afternoon spent with her family tracing her family tree in a notebook when on a vacation in a village in Bangladesh.

Reunion: Legend of the Bride's Veil

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...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Exam time

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...

Caribbean: New West Indies anthem

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...

China: Death metal opera

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...

Afghanistan: Mafia!

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...

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