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2 June 2006

Stories from 2 June 2006

Indonesia: Quake Relief

Unspun is looking into media and first hand reports and trying to figure out if the Indonesian government is doing a good job in handling the quake crisis.

Malaysia: Chubb Safes in Mosques

why360 explains the purpose of Chubb safes found in many Malaysian mosques.

Singapore: Keep Trading

Han at The Legal Janitor agrees with Singapore prime minister's thoughts on free trade.

Vietnam: Japanese Bridge

Virtual Doug in Vietnam has the story of a popular tourist spot known as “The Japanese Bridge”

Malaysia: Keeping the Police in Check

Malaysian MP Lim Kit Siang is asking both opposition and ruling MPs to join together to implement the establishment of Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).

Chileans Students Still Stand for their Rights

It is the first time in more than 15 years that public school students have coordinated to make the government hear their petitions. So far they have mobilized more than...

Bermuda: Lunch for Democracy protest

Christian Dunleavy checks in on the Lunch for Democracy demonstration which took place today in Bermuda in protest against the government's poor handling of, and failure to pass, a bill...

Bahamas: Censorship

“I believe that the time has come to admit that the kind of legislation that permits a body of non-elected, faceless individuals to decide what the Bahamian citizen should be...

Caribbean: Marking the start of the hurricane season

“What is it about us that loves to celebrate everything?” asks Florida-based Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp, who uploads a podcast of a poem to mark the June 1 start of...

Antigua: Cricket memories

To commemorate the Antigua Recreation Ground's hosting of its final cricket match over the next several days, Ryan at the West Indies Cricket Blog solicits suggestions for readers’ favourite ARG...

Caribbean: Pirate paper

Jon at Posthegemony posts the final section of his conference paper on “Piracy, Nomadism, and the State,” in which he notes that “privateers were particularly a feature of the sixteenth-century...

Barbados: Best blog day for BLP

On June 1 the Barbados Labour Party was proud to announce that their new blog attracted “150 odd visitors”, making it their “best blog day”. In the same post they...

Trafalgar Falls, Dominica

“The Trafalgar Falls are one of Dominica's main tourist attractions, especially for cruise ship visitors, who were there in abundance the day we went. Still we managed to find a...

Latin America: Poll Numbers

This week's Friday poll numbers by Boz might be the most in-depth yet.

Mexico: Update on San Salvador Atenco

Agus Acosta, a Spanish art professor has uploaded a work of video art titled “Help (Women of Atenco).” Zulma Aguiar links to the testimony of women sexually abused and tortured...

Ecuador: Three Types of Gangs

Muerto de Risa expounds on the three classifications of gangs in Ecuador.

El Salvador: Review of Salvadoran Blogs

Soy Salvadoreño has another review of Salvadoran blogs (ES) to emerge since his first introduction (ES). Judging from the comments, it seems that a real sense of blog community is...

Bolivia: Evo and America

Both Jim Shultz and Boli-Nica are doubtful of Evo Morales’ most recent claim that the US is trying to assassinate him, or as Shultz puts it: “I also doubt Pat...

Argentina: Annoyed by Ratzinger's words in Auschwitz

Bilingual Argentine blogger Claudia Mansilla is critical of Pope Benedict XVI's comment about the Holocaust while in Auschwitz.

Ecuador: Postcolonial Economics

In one of the most mysterious English-language blogs on Ecuador I've come across, S. Artesian explains that “the distinction between Sierra and Costa in Ecuador is just this distinction between...

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