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25 May 2006

Stories from 25 May 2006

Bolivia: “Reelection is not an Official Position”

Responding to the pervasive worry that Evo Morales is trying to change the constitution in order to stay in power, Eduardo Ávila responds that while “some of the social movements...

El Salvador: Violence, Economics

The blog of “El Salvador/CNY Companion Diocese” reports that there were twenty two murders in El Salvador just on Sunday and Monday of this week. “The government claims to have...

Venezuela: Raiding ULA and Featuring Bolivarian University

Oil Wars recommends an article in the Washington Post about Venezuela's new, free Bolivarian University. Both Daniel Duquenal and Miguel Octavio say that the Venezuelan National Guard illegally raided University...

Argentina: “Northern soul, boobs, and comics”

Liz Henry introduces the Argentine feminist blog Pescado Rabioso [ES].

Colombia: Revolutionary Baby Delivered by Military

New Caledonia: Holidays Not Necessarily Days Off

Notre vie a Noumea explains that although today was a holiday in New Caledonia, she did not take the day off. You see (Fr) “In New Caledonia, holidays are not...

Chile, Argentina, and Latin America's Two Lefts

After years in the shadows – and only referenced for its Cold War legacy – Latin America is back in the limelight. The world over, economic liberalization has been the...

Martinique: French Black Presidential Candidate Stephane Pocrain

Le Blog de [Moi] on Stephane Pocrain's candidacy for the 2007 French Presidential Election (Fr): “Yet another candidacy from the left. Ex- Green Party spokesperson and founding member of the...

Senegal: Immigration as colonization

“No Sarkozy! Immigration does not come from a vacuum,” says (Fr) Semett in a post on French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy's immigration policies. “With centuries of merciless exploitation of subsaharan...

Argentina: Music and Misinformation

This week, Argentinean newspapers informed readers that some Internet users had reached an agreement with CAPIF, the company that represents record companies in Argentina, to pay an amount of money...

Sri Lanka: M.I.A not welcome in the US

London rapper M.I.A who is of Sri Lankan origin, and sprinkles her lyrics with quite a few political statements has been denied a visa by the US. Moju on why...

Sri Lanka: Da Vince Code Banned

The Da Vinci Code has been banned in Sri Lanka. Deane's Dimension on the issue – “On a more personal note, I, myself being a practicing catholic don’t think anything...

Armenia & Azerbaijan: Momentum for Peace

Onnik Krikorian says that momentum for peace between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Karabakh continues.

Kyrgyzstan: Citizenship & Civility

Students in Kyrgyzstan write about citizenship and civility.

Mongolia: Parliamentary Walkout

Luke Distelhorst reports on the walkout from parliament of Mongolia's Democratic Party over the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party efforts to delay by-elections for a seat formerly held by a Democratic...

Kyrgyzstan: HIPC

Kyrgyz students call for their country not to join the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative.

Bangladesh: Labour issues continue

An update on the textile workers strike in Bangladesh, along with a recommended letter to the Bangladesh Ambassador or High Commissioner in your country at imperfect world 2006.

Mongolia: Mining Issues

Chris of For Optimists and Philosophers writes about mining issues in Mongolia.

India: Caste and Census

The Nanopolitan wonders why caste is not included in the demographic data collected for the Indian census. “In a caste-agnostic India, ‘caste’ would just be another dimension of one's identity,...

South Asia: Homosexuality and Islam

How does one place sexuality within the larger framework of faith? Morofilm points to a film ‘Name of Allah’ which “With unprecedented access and depth, gay Muslim filmmaker Parvez Sharma...

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