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5 July 2006

Stories from 5 July 2006

China: Earthquake gives Beijing a wobbly

Jeremy Goldkorn from danwei describes the blogsphere discussion on Beijing earthquake, it also brings out the issue of the current draft bill which intends to make breaking news illegal: “Any...

China: a homosexual criminal case

Li yin-he is discussing a criminal case in Shanghai in her blog. The court charged a homosexual person for three years imprisonment in 1984 under Hoodlum crime and rejected the...


Happy Wednesday Everyone! Today's post is going to be short for two reasons: one, I am currently taking an intensive Arabic class this summer and transitioning back to English today...

Peru: Protests Against FTA

Living in Peru has first-hand account of recent protests against the US-Peru free trade agreement in Arequipa and Lima.

Venezuela: Caracas Among World's Cheapest Cities?

Neither Afrael nor his readers can understand how El Universal listed Caracas as one of the world's most affordable cities (ES).

Venezuela: 6th Annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade

Michael Fox has an informative summary of the 6th Annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade in Venezuela.

Ecuador: Newspapers with Blogs

Christian Espinosa links to a new blog by the newspaper El Diario (ES) from the province of Manabí. So far the weblog has been embraced mostly by migrants living outside...

Mexico: AMLO Takes the Lead

Incredible, now it is Lopez Obrador who has taken the lead. Michelle Dion, Matthew Shugart, and A.M. Mora y Leon are all updating on the hour in English. With 85%...

Africa: Lessons Learned from Mittal Steel

Lessons drawn by Le Pangolin from the recent acquisition by Indian-owned steel company Mittal Steel of European-owned Arcelor (Fr): ” Economic actors of developing countries can really change the world...

Mexico: Voting Irregularities

Jennifer Woodard Maderazo translated an article by Mexican intellectual Elena Poniatowska who was among the many to observe voting irregularities on election Sunday. Michelle Dion explains that “the real voting...

Uzbekistan: Bad & Good reports bad news from Uzbekistan, while neweurasia reports some good news.

Kyrgyzstan: Russians Leaving?

Yulia reports that there are fears in Kyrgyzstan that ethnic Russians may leave for Russia in response to Vladimir Putin's call for Russians living outside of Russia to move back....

Mongolia: Press Attack in Parliament

Tom Terry responds to an attack on him and Eagle TV, the station he manages in Mongolia, made during a session of parliament by the Speaker of the body.

Turkmenistan: Slow Succession

Will Turkmenistan's next ruler be the current president's son? Peter of neweurasia examines the speculation that this will be the case.

Armenia: Contemporary Music

Onnik Krikorian writes about contemporary music in Armenia. He compares the situation as it was about seven years ago, and notes some slight improvement in the ability of artists to...

Tajikstan: Travel Blogs

Vadim surveys blogs about or posting on travel in Tajikstan.

Jamaica: The day Bob died

Geoffrey Philp remembers the day Bob Marley died.

St. Lucia: Political meeting

Matthew Hunte attends a meeting launching the campaign of a political candidate in Choiseul in rural St. Lucia.

Suriname: Photos

Vanessa Decort publishes a series of recent photos from Suriname on Flickr.

Trinidad & Tobago: Greenlight network

The Greenlight Network announces its next “simple, symbolic, creative event”, which takes place on the first Saturday in August and involves asking random people in the street to commit to...

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