22 June 2006

Stories from 22 June 2006

Martinique: Coming Out Advice

  22 June 2006

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 ” find out, they'll gossip one, two (three???) months then less and less, then from time to time and then...

Guyana: Roger Khan web site

  22 June 2006

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

  22 June 2006

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. In his first post (ES) , he puts forward a manifesto: “ My duty is not to legislate, I m...

Aruba: Blaming Dutch

  22 June 2006

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

  22 June 2006

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 that would give the bill a greater chance of success.

Trinidad & Tobago: 48 hours after

  22 June 2006

“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 to qualify for the second round of the World Cup.

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 to be seen clearing out the corruption and taking a hard line with extremists at the same time as keeping...

Argentina: A Day Without Internet

  22 June 2006

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

  22 June 2006

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 shoppers wouldn't rob the store of its produce en route to escaping with their lives.”

Peru: Microsoft Office in Quechua

  22 June 2006

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 of Office.

Mexico: Teen Engineer Takes Home Three Awards

  22 June 2006

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 and writing interface for blind computer users.

India: Army and the Women

  22 June 2006

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 women are no less.

Sri Lanka: Law and Order

  22 June 2006

Azrael's world on law and order in Sri Lanka – “The situation in Sri Lanka makes it obvious that the situation in terms of law and order in Sri Lanka leaves a lot to be desired but that’s not the government’s fault. It’s ours and ours alone.”

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