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7 June 2006

Stories from 7 June 2006

Mongolia: Whaling Support

Luke Distelhorst reports that Mongolia, a country without a single inch of ocean coastline, has come out as a supporter of whaling. Like many other countries with a newfound support...

Armenia: Record Industry

Raffi, whose work has been victim to piracy, writes about Armenia's record industry.

Tajikistan: EC Aid Wrapup

James summarizes a Russian language post on the final humanitarian aid project of the European Comission in Tajikistan.

Kyrgyzstan: EKOIS

CXW says that blogging is increasingly popular in Kyrgyzstan and profiles the blog of the EKOIS project which provides loads of information on environmental issues in Kyrgyzstan.

Armenia: No-Smoking Day

Ani reports on the two celebrations of World No-Smoking Day in Armenia this year and discusses smoking in the country.

Costa Rica: Unions Protest

Bob Glass writes that unions in Costa Rica will take to the streets today, one day earlier than planned.

Bermuda: Cruise ship runs aground

Both Sean and The Limey post photos sent in by readers of a cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Bermuda. Christian Dunleavy suggests jokingly that the ship...

Brazil: Landless Workers’ Movement

Luís Afonso Assumpção and Justin Delacour have two very different views of Brazil's Landless Workers’ Movement.

Bahamas: Comparing immigration policies

Larry Smith compares the immigration policies of the US and the Bahamas: “Although the Bush Administration can be blamed for many things, the immigration plan it rolled out two and...

West Indies: Mockery not cricket

A West Indian sports commentator's mimicry of an Indian cricket fan's commentary in Hindi is “not cricket”, says Barbadian blogger Titilayo.

Mexico: Who Won Last Night's Presidential Debate?

Eduardo Arcos asks his readers “who won last night's presidential debate? So far there's some consensus that Lopez Obrador performed best. Isopixel says that site traffic on Chilanga Banda, which...

Trindad & Tobago: Looking homeward

London-based Trinidadian blogger Seldo grapples with the idea of returning to Trinidad. In his lengthy and eloquent post he asks hard questions of himself and his homeland and contemplates the...

Caribbean: Reason and decentering

After observing the behaviour of some university professors at two recent conferences in the Caribbean, Professor Zero wonders, among other things, whether academics who consider reason “oppressive” might be guilty...

Latin America: Aggregating Aggregators

Blogs de Bolivia points us [ES] to Blogosfera Hispana, an aggregator of Latin American aggregators.

Argentina: Music: Los Alamos

Los Alamos is quite the international band: based in Buenos Aires, with a lead singer from the U.S. and an album soon to be produced in Brazil. Fernando Casale has...

Nepal: Army and People

United We Blog! covers the aspect of bringing Nepal Army under civilian control from an American perspective – “Mike Bailey, a retired US army colonel addresses a video conference from...

Sri Lanka: Tsunami Refugee Camp

Shimmi has a compelling photograph of girls in a Tsunami refugee camp.

India: Living with HIV

Lives in Focus profiles Shabana and podcasts an interview with her. “Shabana, 20, realized she was HIV+ after her husband’s health began rapidly deteriorating. A Muslim woman, she now serves...

India: Nepotism, Governance and the Congress

Rana on Rahul Gandhi's visit to Singapore, the nepotistic politics in the Congress and why Singapore's governance may not be relevant to India. “That is the tragedy of India. A...

Hong Kong: Bus Uncle attacked

Bus Uncle, whose rise to infamy was aided largely by the translations of EastSouthWestNorth blogger Roland Soong is, as seen in Soong's most recent post on the subject, starting to...

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