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23 June 2006

Stories from 23 June 2006

Guyana: Life lessons

Visiting a woman dying of cancer, Guyana-Gyal learns a few lessons about life and love.

Caribbean Heritage Month

“I have to admit that I find myself wondering what took them so long,” says Karen Walrond, discussing the US government's designation of June 2006 as Caribbean Heritage Month.

“Pirates of the Caribbean” protest

Amerindian issues blog The CAC Review publishes a press release announcing that the Garifuna American Heritage Foundation United will be holding a protest against the World Premiere of Disney film...

Guyana: New Guyana film festival

Kyk-Over-Al announces the inaugural International Guyanese Film & Video Festival, which aims “to celebrate cinematic achievement in films and video in short format, feature-length dramatic or documentary projects with at...

Cuba: Foreign students deprived of internet access

Medicina Cubana reproduces a news agency article stating that foreign medical students at the Morón School of Medical Science have had no internet access for the past several weeks. The...

Guyana: Scenic music video

Living Guyana links to a music video showing scenes of the Guyanese landscape, both rural and urban.

Barbados: The election will be wired

Citing a Wired article about Rupert Murdoch and Barbados’ status as one of the Caribbean territories with the highest internet penetration, Barbados Free Press predicts that “the internet, citizen journalism,...

Serbia: War Criminal's Concert and the Country's Image

Viktor of Belgrade Blog writes about Serbia's image abroad. He also links to the text on a concert by a “Serbian war-criminal,” written by the Serbian writer Jasmina Tesanovic for...

Belarus: Marking Three Years Without Vasil Bykau

Andrei Khrapavitski writes about the third anniversary of writer Vasil Bykau's death: “The famous writer was nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature, was one of the founders of the...

Ukraine: Football and Politics

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine writes about Ukraine's World Cup victory over Saudi Arabia – and a no less important event: the “re-formation” of the “orange coalition.”

Moldova: Monthly Salary Vs. Daily Spending in London

Peter Myers of Adventures in Moldova notes how much money he spent in one day in London and compares it to the average monthly salary in Moldova.

Romania: Sibiu and Currency Exchange Scam

Andy H of Csikszereda Musings writes about Sibiu, his “least favourite place in Transylvania,” and a common currency exchange scam he got into while there.

Azerbaijan: The State of Play

New blog Memo from Breed reports on the state of play in Azerbaijani politics, focusing on the efforts of the opposition to find a raison d'etre.

Afghanistan: Restricting the Press

Afghan Warrior protests a document from the Afghan intelligence service that restricts media freedom.

Azerbaijan: Aziza Mustafa Zadeh

Onnik Krikorian writes about Azeri jazz musician Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, an album of whose he picked up for a friend. He remarks that it is “good to see that music...

Azerbaijan: Statue Protest

In light of a protest in Moscow against a statue of Heydar Aliev, the first Turkic Politburo member and the former President of Azerbaijan, Denise of neweurasia argues that Russia...

Latin America: “A false and damaging dichotomy”

Maxwell Cameron, who usually blogs at Peru Election 2006 explains why he believes that “talk of a ‘right’ and a ‘wrong’ left in Latin America hinders understanding of continent's reaction...

Ecuador: Apple Inspired Marketing

Mexican marketing site BriefBlog has noted the influence of Apple's marketing in other advertisements before, but this ad by Ecuadorean TV channel Teleamazonas stands out as beyond obvious.

Russia: Butovo Land Dispute

The recent land dispute between Moscow city authorities and residents of Butovo, a suburb just outside the capital's beltway (MKAD), included such dramatic elements as a tent camp, bulldozers and...

Ecuador: Minutes of YouTube Fame

In a post titled “Minutes of Fame on YouTube” Eduardo Ochoa says he didn't have to film himself dancing ridiculously or falling into a creak to reach YouTube fame. Instead,...

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