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22 June 2006

Stories from 22 June 2006

Martinique: Coming Out Advice

Le Blog de [Moi] encourages (Fr) local lesbians to accept their sexuality: “Know that being homosexual doesn't rime (no longer rimes?) with being unhappy (…) If one day (…) “they...

Guyana: Roger Khan web site

Living Guyana wonders who might be behind the newly established web site of jailed businessman Roger Khan, who was apprehended in a recent drug bust in Suriname.

Chilean citizens’ initiatives

Crime is on the increase. Citizens are tired. A victim of an armed robbery that occur two weeks ago in the capitol has started a social movement against the crime....

Aruba: Blaming Dutch

ArubaGirl is baffled as to why the alleged difficulty of the Dutch language is being blamed for poor exam results among Aruba's school leavers.

Bermuda: Advice for Renee Webb

Pleased that Bermuda House of Assembly backbencher Renée Webb will attempt once again to introduce a bill outlawing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, the Limey outlines the conditions...

Belize: Becoming Belizean

Karen, who's applying for Belizean residency, shares information about the residency requirements in her latest post.

Bahamas: Education consensus

Larry Smith outlines the problems plaguing the Bahamian education system and assesses the quality of some of the proposed solutions.

Trinidad & Tobago: 48 hours after

“There's a sense of unfinished business around Trinidad and Tobago today,” says Jeremy Taylor, summing up the atmosphere in the country 48 hours after the Trinidad & Tobago team failed...

Afghanistan: Karzai & Problems

Once Upon a Place talks about the difficulties that the Afghan President is facing. The blogger says Karzai has long been between a rock and a hard place. He has...

Armenia: Garni & Geghard

Jeremy in Armenia writes about visits to Garni and Geghard, the former of which is a magnificent pre-Christian temple.

Uzbekistan: Longer Andijon Video

Nick of neweurasia discusses the release of a longer video showing the events of the Andijon uprising and what it means for interpretations of the day's events.

Uzbekistan: German Prosecution questions the usefulness of calls to prosecute Uzbek officials for human rights violations using Germany's courts’ universal jurisdiction over such matters.

Argentina: A Day Without Internet

Mariano Amartino (ES) and “La Propaladora” describe a day without internet in Buenos Aires as Fibertel, the capital's main high bandwidth internet service provider, stopped functioning for eight hours.

Paraguay: Ycuá Bolaños Tragedy

Posthegemony describes a visit to the site of the Ycuá Bolaños tragedy in Asunción “in which over 400 people died when the supermarket owner ordered the doors locked so that...

Argentina: 30 Days with Borges: Day 30, “El Sur”

Jeff Barry finishes his “30 Days with Borges” series with an informed review of “El Sur,” which happens to also be Barry's URL.

Peru: America's oldest city

Can you name America's oldest city? Wolfy Becker has the answer and explains why Peru's tourist industry is depending on it.

Peru: Microsoft Office in Quechua

Peruvian blogger Pierina, who blogs at Markefilm (ES) has published her first article in the newspaper El Comercio, which describes Microsoft's upcoming support of Quechua (ES) in the next edition...

Mexico: Teen Engineer Takes Home Three Awards

Juan Carreón proudly lists the three awards won by 16-year-old María Estela Godínez Andrade at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ES). The Guanajuato native is designing a reading...

India: Least Polite. Most Rude?

A Reader's Digest survey suggets that Mumbai maybe the least polite of a list of cities. Some reactions from the Indian blogosphere.

India: Army and the Women

The army appears to suggest that women are not necessary or invited. One blogger thinks that is the right line to take. Annie responds to the controversy by suggesting why...

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