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6 July 2006

Stories from 6 July 2006

China: Taste in reading

jxhill disusses the difference in the taste in reading among mainland Chinese, Honghongese and Taiwanese. Taiwan is most diversified among the three; Hong Kong is too commercialized; while mainland China...

Hong Kong: Choosing leader

Miss Lee in Summer discusses why one is forced to choose a leader from among Donald Tsang, Anson Chan and Regina Ip, all of them were key official in the...

South Korea: Sexual slavery

James J. Na in Korea Liberator discusses about trafficking of women for sexual service from South Korea to D.C. “South Korea is a source, transit, and destination country for women...

Hong Kong: What will make a newspaper special?

“So what will make a newspaper special? The content, the specific content, and the breaking content. That will make people curious to know the “new” thing from the newspaper, not...

China: The death of Gao Yingying

ESWN translates an article concerning the mystery of the death of a young girl: “An old cadre in Xiangfan city angrily told the reporter: the many suspicious points about this...

Reunion: Potential Volcanic Eruption

According to (Fr) Dijoux.re, Reunion's “volcano has been grumbling lately and local government has decided to put in place a plan of vigilence. An eruption is possible in the days...

French DOMs: Petition to Nominate Cesaire for Nobel Prize

Reunion's Max Belvisee announces (Fr) that a petition is circulating to nominate Martinique's Aime Cesaire for a Nobel Peace Prize. (Aime Cesaire is one of the founders of Negritude, a...

Release the divine antichrist!

Photo from Iván Alvarado. José Pizarro, usually dresses as a woman, is a self-made poet, homeless, and calls himself “the divine antichrist.” He has lived in a very intellectual area...

DRC: June 30 UDPS March in Belgium

UDPS Liege offers (Fr) pictures of a June 30 Congolese March in Brussels. Pictured slogans include: ” Louis Michel, the Congo is not for sale” and “All with Etienne Tshisekedi...

DRC: Professor Crem's Revelations

Le Blog du Congolais posts (Fr) an interview of Belgian Professor Robert Crem and adds: “this university professor does not stop denouncing the systematic looting of Congolese mines in general...

Barbados: Celebrating Rihanna

Titlayo celebrates the success of young Barbadian hip-hop star, Rihanna.

Caribbean: Reimbursing US travellers

Simone Champagnie reports that, in light of the implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative on January 1, 2007, the Caribbean is “looking at implementing a program by which the...

Guyana: With new eyes

A new pair of glasses highlights the interesting domestic dynamic of an Amerindian couple, as witnessed by Guyana-Gyal.

Jamaica: At the US Embassy

Scratchie is displeased with the way the US Embassy in Kingston treats those awaiting appointments, but acknowledges “the roaring business opportunities that have been created surrounding the rules that one...

Jamaica: A reggae novel

“I would write a reggae novel, and I would call it, Benjamin, My Son,” writes Geoffrey Philp in his two-part account of the genesis of his first novel.

El Salvador: Top 10 Romero Quotes

Tim Muth has reposted an interesting list of quotes from slain Salvadoran archbishop, Oscar Romero.

Costa Rica: How Many US Citizens?

How Many US Citizen Expats are Living in Costa Rica? If you follow the Costa Rican blogosphere, you might assume millions. But the real statistic and its implications are surprising.

Brazil: Google News Drops Conservative News Site

Luís Afonso Assumpção calls Google News’ exclusion of the conservative, Brazilian news site Mídia Sem Máscara “a political measure of censorship.”

Mexico: Calderon Win, Obrador Sues

Are there penalty kicks in presidential elections? Perhaps there should be. With 100% of the ballots counted Felipe Calderon was declared victor by half of a percentage point. Randy Paul,...

Nepal: Federalism

Democracy for Nepal explores federalism as a model of governance. At one end we have people who are opposed to the very concept of federalism, or suggest turning Birendra's arbitrary...

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