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 for whaling, Mongolia receives aid from Japan.

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.

Bermuda: Cruise ship runs aground

  7 June 2006

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 was piloted by Lt. Col. David Burch, and run aground in a effort to distract the public from a news...

Bahamas: Comparing immigration policies

  7 June 2006

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 a half years ago was a far-reaching reform that should become a model for our own efforts to deal with...

Mexico: Who Won Last Night's Presidential Debate?

  7 June 2006

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 was liveblogging the debate almost doubled during those two hours. In English, Alvaro Ruiz-Navajas and Boz both offer their analysis.

Trindad & Tobago: Looking homeward

  7 June 2006

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 role a white, privileged, gay Caribbean man can play in shaping his country's destiny.

Caribbean: Reason and decentering

  7 June 2006

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 of bad faith.

Argentina: Music: Los Alamos

  7 June 2006

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 posted two sample tracks.

Nepal: Army and People

  7 June 2006

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 Washington DC organized by the American Center in Kathmandu.”

India: Living with HIV

  7 June 2006

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 as a counselor trying to educate those in her community about the dangers of HIV/AIDS and how it spreads. “

India: Nepotism, Governance and the Congress

  7 June 2006

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 country with more than one billion people, it is ruled by a party which is bound together only by allegiance...

Hong Kong: Bus Uncle attacked

  7 June 2006

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 see his fortunes turn. Soong translates: “Bus Uncle was assaulted in Mongkok when four people charged into the restaurant where...

Somalia: Change of power in Mogadishu

  7 June 2006

It seems Islamist forces have ousted US-backed warlords from the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu according to Fontaine at Yebo Googo, but warns that although the fighting is over the balance of power is fragile and the future of the country uncertain.

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