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23 May 2006

Stories from 23 May 2006

Jamaica: Ghetto tourism?

Francis Wade remembers taking tours of “slum” areas in South Africa and Brazil, and the lessons he learned from these experiences. “It would be powerful if we in Jamaica could...

Bahamas: Diplomatic ties with Cuba

It is “irresponsible politics” for Bahamas opposition leader Hubert Ingraham to say that if his party came to power he would downgrade the Bahamian embassy in Havana to a consular...

Guyana: Report on International Day Against Homophobia

Wednesday 17 May was International Day Against Homophobia. Guyana's Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) reports on its programme of commemorative activities: a film screening, a radio discussion, and an...

Barbados: Internet penetration

Barbados has the highest Internet penetration rate in the Caribbean? Titilayo is surprised.

West Indies: Cricketer Ramnaresh Sarwan comes of age

Today the West Indies cricket team won its third One Day International match in the current series against India, in which Guyanese batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan scored 115 runs not out....

Mexico: Unfortunate Name

In a post titled “unfortunate name Eduardo Arcos says that the Policy Interpretation Network on Children’s Health and Environment (AKA “PINCHE Project”) will need to change it's name if it...

Jamaica: Mango season

It's mango season in Jamaica (and the rest of the Caribbean), and Geoffrey Philp rhapsodises his four favourite mango varieties: Bombay, Number 11, East Indian, and Julie. He even writes...

Peru: A Game of Sapo

Don Ball Carbajal explains the infamous Latin American game of sapo.

Chile, Mexico: Valentina Palma's Letter and Video

Eduardo Arcos has posted another letter from Chilean anthropologist Valentina Palma [ES] who was detained by Mexican police in the violence that erupted outside Mexico City earlier this month. Al...

Argentina: “The Take”

Jon of Posthegemony reviews Avi Lewis's and Naomi Klein's film “The Take” about the Argentine movement to take over and recuperate abandoned factories and argues that “Lewis and KIein are...

Chilean Bloggers Update

Normally, Chilean bloggers have common concerns in their blogs, but this week coordination just didn’t happen. So, this is a cocktail of news. Leo Prieto (ES) , posts about his...

Muscovites in Kyiv: Pizza Delivery Fiasco

On weekends, Kyiv teems with tourists from Moscow. Train tickets for overnight Friday and Sunday rides between the two capitals have to be ordered well in advance. The number of...

Latin America: World Cup Weblogs

José Luis Orihuel has posted a compilation of all the Spanish-language weblogs devoted exclusively to this year's World Cup. “El Expatriado” says that Argentina is getting ready and Franco Giménez...

Lithuania: Eurovision Mania

Andy H of Csikszereda Musings writes about the Eurovision Song Contest, which he watched in Lithuania this year: “Lithuania got maximum points from Ireland, in what I thought was testament...

Serbia & Montenegro: Karadzic's Hiding Place

Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic writes that Montenegrin politicians have succeeded in convincing the world and the world media “that Karadzic was Serbia's problem and not theirs”: “Today, newly independent...

Ukraine: Books on Crimean Tatars

Otto Pohl posts a list of English-language publications on Crimean Tatars.

Russia: Law on National Flag

Oleksa writes about a strange law regulating the way Russia's national flag can be displayed: “t’s illegal in Russia to have the national tricolor displayed permanently unless it’s a government...

Slovakia: Hungarian Detained for Sightseeing

Hungarian tourists were detained by the Slovak police for violating the law that states that “all sightseers in Bratislava must use the guides of the Bratislava Cultural and Information Service,”...

Romania: Mailbox Photos

Romerican posts an amazing collection of mailbox pictures from Braşov, Romania.

Moldova: Internet Connectivity

Peter Myers of Doi Ani de Zile: Adventures in Moldova has examined internet connectivity data for Moldova and other former Soviet republics and is eager to share his findings: “So...

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