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7 July 2006

Stories from 7 July 2006

New Caledonia: Collecting Clothing for Local Tribe

Sebastien from 5 Minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie is (fr) officially collecting clothing for the local Koulnoue tribe at the request of one of its members. Interested potential donors should email...

Martinique: First Caribbean Social Forum

Le Blog de [Moi] is pleased (Fr) to learn that the first Caribbean Social Forum is happening in Martinique this week (July 5-9) but does not think its timing was...

Argentina: Recommended Works from iSummit

Couldn't make it to this year's iSummit? Not to worry, Ariel Vercelli has compiled a list of works included in a DVD handed out at the conference (ES).

Panama: Database of Trees

Al Aire Libre! links to a bilingual database of Panamanian flora (ES) from the Institute of Tropical Investigations (STRI).

Caribbean: New series of news blogs

Online newsmagazine Caribbean360.com announces a series of blogs by writers and columnists.

Mexico: Oaxaca's Popular Parallel Government

Dave Pentecost mentions and Nancy Davies explains that “the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO, by its Spanish initials) declared itself the governing body of Oaxaca on the...

Colombia: FARC's Political Will

As Colombian President Álvaro Uribe begins his second term, Adam Isacson tackles two difficult questions: Has the FARC rediscovered politics? Does it matter?

Peru: Jimena Sanchez Velarde

Liz Henry has a great introduction to Peruvian political blogger and lawyer, Jimena Sanchez Velarde.

Argentina: Music: Soda Stereo

“Someone has told me that solitude hides behind your eyes” is Kari's favorite line from the Soda Stereo song Tratame suavemente (treat me softly), which you can listen to yourself...

Guyana: Government ignores Caricom?

Demeraralighthouse sees the non-attendance of Guyana's President and Security Minister at two key Caricom meetings as a sign that “the Guyana government has apparently embarked on a policy-position to ignore...

Latin America: Poll Numbers

If polls can be trusted, then it's happy times for Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and quite the opposite for Ecuador's Alfredo Palacio. It's Friday, time for Boz's weekly poll numbers.

Guyana: Is the fridge male or female?

Guyana-gyal's doubts about her refrigerator's gender leads to more general confusion about non-sexist language usage — all in a tongue-in-cheek way, of course.

Puerto Rico: Cycle of violence

For Gil the Jenius, an incident involving the shooting of four young men by the father of a 17-year-old girl underscores the cycle of violence that is becoming more prevalent...

Trinidad & Tobago: Conversations about home

“Kamla”, a Trinidadian resident in London, joins the conversation taking place between Trinidad-based Jeremy Taylor and his US friend “Roger”

Ukraine: Politics and Reality

Ukraine has been without a new government since the March 26 election. A coalition between Victor Yushchenko's Our Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko's Bloc and the Socialist Party was finally formed at...

The State of the Argentinean Blogosphere: Tucuman

Original post in Spanish here. Following the notes dedicated to Argentinean provinces, this time we'll talk about Tucuman. In this case, I've had more time to prepare everything and I've...

India: Arranged marriage and litigation

Sepia Mutiny on when arranged marriages turn sour at the match-fixing stage, and some parties appear to turn to litigation. “I love how her “complexion” is litigation-worthy and her teeth...

Srilanka: Being young, female and a journalist

Cynically Yours on equality, gender and being a journalist. “The first disadvantage that came to my mind involved age, gender and profession. I'm not yet twenty, I'm a journalist and...

Tajikistan: Improving Education

Vadim writes about improving the quality of education in Tajikistan, arguing that the main problem that must be addressed is corruption.

Armenia: Artists & Wheelchairs

Myrthe writes about an article by English artist Mick Oxley's recent trip to Armenia. While there, he worked with a local artist, Arsen Asatryan, who, like him, uses a wheelchair...

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