16 May 2006

Stories from 16 May 2006

Haiti: Towards an Anti-Feminist Backlash?

  16 May 2006

At AlterPresse, Myriam Merlet predicts (Fr) an upcoming backlash to the thriving Haitian feminist movement. Certain anti-feminists, she says, “know how to take advantage of media (…) to spread arguments about ‘women who beat women’ and/or men.”

Bolivia, Brazil: Evo and Lula in Vienna

  16 May 2006

Boli-Nica says not everything was friendly between Evo Morales and Lula da Silva as Latin American leaders met with their UN counterparts in Vienna. Briegel Busch says that Lula's dialogue with Evo Morales was much more firm than was reported by the press (ES). Meanwhile, Jim Shultz compares AP and...

Panama: New Blog – Diablo Rojo

  16 May 2006

Diablo Rojo [ES} is the new weblog of Panamanian chef Melissa De Leòn who won this year's Bloggie for best Latin American Weblog with Cooking Diva. She is also a contributor to Global Voices and has even started a podcast [ES] in which she explains the significance of the “Diablo...

Peru, Chile: Chileans’ Pick for Peru's President

  16 May 2006

Jorge Bazo Escudero writes that, according to a new poll by a Chilean university, 57% of Chileans would rather see Alan García win Peru's presidential election [ES}. In a related item, Hugo Passarello Luna says that García's opponent, Ollanta Humala is hoping to find an agreement with Chile about their...

Argentina, Uruguay: More on the Paper Mill Conflict

  16 May 2006

From Bmore to BA has an informed, albeit not necessarily work-safe post on the paper mill conflict between Argentina and Uruguay and the publicity stunt it inspired. Blogsfera has a video [ES] of the stunt which seems to reveal Tony Blair's appreciation of either the bikini-clad model or what she...

Bloggers Opinions About a Proposed Euthanasia Law

  16 May 2006

A new law proposed to legislate euthanasia in Chile has been very controversial. Two main reasons: 1.) it was proposed by two deputes from the government coalition (left wing) without overall support of it, and 2.) the debate concerning “the right to live.” About the political scenario Victor Hugo (ES)...

Venezuela: US Bans Arms Sales

  16 May 2006

Alfredo Octavio argues that the U.S. government is only adding to Hugo Chávez's political clout by banning arms sales to Venezuela. Oil Wars has a laugh at the hypocrisy of Washington's claims: “Let's see, Venezuela itself is not involved with terrorism. But it befriends country's that supposedly are – Cuba...

Kenya: Ex President Moi

  16 May 2006

You've Missed This writes on ex Kenyan President Daniel Moi who he believes is still a major influence in Kenyan politics....”And this time he has the advantage of being able to concentrate on only one agenda, unlike the time when he was president when he had to juggle things “to...

Zimbabwe: View from the Diaspora

  16 May 2006

Cry Beloved Zimbabwe discusses reactions to the political situation in Zimbabwe by those living in the Diaspora particuarly in the UK.Exile to many Zimbabweans became an opportunity to enrich ourselves we became more concerned about the exchange rate rather than the socio-political situation in Zimbabwe. Instead of embracing the democratic...

Sri Lanka: Sex, Women, Gaming and Peacebuilding

  16 May 2006

ICT for Peacebuilding has a post on women, peacebuilding and the image of women in gaming; pointing to some studies – “Ultimately, I think a lot of studies done on the effects of computer game violence simplify the complex matrix of factors and actors that shape our approach to conflict...

Trinidad and Tobago: Blue devils in Dortmund

  16 May 2006

Stacy-Marie Ishmael of the Trinidad and Tobago World Cup Team Blog posts two photos of the winged rhino sculpture, decorated by Trinidadian artist Che Lovelace, that represents T&T in Dortmund, Germany, one of the host cities for the FIFA World Cup next month. The StudioFilmClub blog points out that the...

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