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22 May 2006

Stories from 22 May 2006

Afghan Whispers: Parliament Talk & Media

According to Yadashtayi az Gharb (Persian) (notes from the West) Mrs. Malai Joya, deputy in Afghan Parliament, talked about Mujahedeens in negative way in front of Mujahedeens deputies and others...

Riots in Sao Paulo: Prison cells and cell phones

One week has passed since the city of Sao Paulo was paralyzed by gang attacks and the blogosphere in Brazil is wildly spinning the many aspects of this unprecedented confrontation.

Camoes Literature Prize goes to Angolan writer Luandino Vieira

Luandino Vieira, from Angola, has been chosen for the 2006 Edition of Camões Prize

Venezuela: Poet Elizabeth Schön

Guillermo Parra features Venezuelan poet Elizabeth Schön who he describes as “a writer who has often been overlooked in Venezuela, but whose work has maintained a consistent philosophical and technical...

Venezuela: Opposition Candidates Win Mayoral Races

Both Miguel Octavio and Daniel Duquenal write about yesterday's mayoral elections in Carrizal and Nirgua, which Duquenal describes as “insignificant in the grand scheme of things, though very telling in...

Nicaragua: Protesting Sodomy Laws

Dani Santo Domingo, writing from Costa Rica, says that protesters around Latin America stood outside Nicaraguan embassies in Argentina, Chile, México, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay to speak out against the...

Argentina: Ale Lago's First EP

Fernando Casale has posted the first album of Ale Lago, “published under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 2.5 AR license, so you’re free to copy, share and remix, as soon as...

Peru: Reactions to Presidential Debate

Maxwell A. Cameron has written an excellent and thorough summary of the presidential debate between Alan Garcia and Ollanta Humala, concluding: “Garcia won on substance, while Humala won on style....

Montenegro: “It Looks Like Europe Has a New Country”

This past Sunday, 55.4 percent of the voters of Montenegro, the smallest of the six former Yugoslav republics (population slightly over 600,000), decided in favor of independence – by a...

Brazil: On Last Week's Violence

Andrew Comings last week's gang violence and the nature of the Brazilian penal code. Luís Afonso Assumpção recommends an article from FrontPage Magazine.

Montserrat volcano watch and West Indies cricket

A woman looks at the rear window of her car, broken by a flying rock from the nearby Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat, on Saturday. Photo from the Trinidad Express website...

Images from South Asia

For my first post on Global Voices I decided to look beyond words and instead look at the subcontinent through the lens of another. Photoblogs in South Asia are abuzz...

Jordan: Al Qaeda Member caught by Jordanians at Iraq

The General Intelligence Department of Jordan announced today that they caught a senior member of Al Qaeda at Iraq. Khalf wonders; while it is good to learn that the GID...

United Arab Emirates: Eye on Dubai

Dubai is making more headlines than Paris Hilton these days. And unsurprisingly, there's as much dirty linen as glittering party frocks hanging on the line, secretdubai said.

Lebanon: Flags Raised

Lebanon has become infected with World Cup fever spread from migrating satellites.

Sri Lanka: Remembering Rajiv Gandhi's Death

Rajiv Gandhi, an Indian politician assasinated by the LTTE is remembered at

Bangladesh: Podcast of Tagore's works

Bongo Vongo has a podcast of an english translation of Rabindranath Tagore's works.

India: Reservations – Photographs and sarcasm

The reservation issue in India is still burning. Photographs, opinions and some sarcasm.

India: Stock Market Index on Trampoline

The Bombay Stock Exchange seems to have been jumping on a trampoline today. The ups and down of a single day captured at Don't Trust the Indian Media.

Bhutan: Debates and the Future

Bhutan Weblog on the constitution, orchestrated debates and hope for Bhutan's future.

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