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10 July 2006

Stories from 10 July 2006

Mexico: Election Update and Audience Expectations

Ceci Connolly and Ana Maria Salazar both have thorough updates on Mexico's election that refuses to end. Meanwhile, Juan Luis Hortelano wonders (ES) how many regular readers of ALT1040 and...

Costa Rica: Tico Food

Uri Ridelman has launched Tico Food, a food blog with recipes and news on Costa Rican cuisine.

Chile: Creative Commons Presentation

Creative Commons Chile has linked to the English-language presentation given by Claudio Ruiz at iSummit.

Singapore: Cosplay festival

Tedfox has pictures from the latest Cosplay (or Costume Play) festival in Singapore.

Brazil: Regional Politics and Lula's Re-election

An interesting conversation has sparked up between Boz, A.M. Mora y Leon, Boli-Nica, and Randy Paul on the extent to which Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales might politically damage Brazil's...

Brazil: Education Quotas

Melo Bichuetti describes the nexus of Brazil's indigenous population, legal system, and Ministry of Education.

Bolivia: Final Election Tally

Miguel Centallas writes that the official numbers from Bolivia's Sunday elections are now available. Morir antes que esclavos vivir says the narrow voting on the autonomy referendum reveals a divided...

Indonesia: Indonesian Jimi Hendrix

The blogger at When in Doubt, Blame the Traffic introduces the Indonesian Jimi Hendrix. “A lifelong disciple of Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn, Gugun's setlist consists primarily of note for...

Indonesia: Foreign Correspondents in Asia

Unspun in Jakarta is talking about large US papers cutting back on foreign bureau. The blogger wonders if this would mean more opportunities for local freelancers. Unspun also posts the...

Argentina: Subway Then and Now

Robert Wright begins what will hopefully be a long-lasting series of posts comparing old and new photographs of Buenos Aires. For the first installment: subway signs.

Ecuador: Women in the Ecuadorian blogosphere

Liz Henry has a great introduction to women in the Ecuadorian blogosphere.

Afghan Whispers: Insecurity & Racism

A few Afghan bloggers talked about insecurity in country and recent bomb explosions. We look at a few of them. Insecurity Afghan Lord talks about daily violence in Afghanistan. The...

Tajikistan: Hot!

Vadim of neweurasia reports on the stifling heat in Dushanbe and discusses some of the ways to deal with the heat.

Armenia: Hetq Online Threatened

Onnik Krikorian reports on threats against Hetq Online, the publication for which he works in Armenia.

Armenia: World Cup Fever

Raffi K. of Life in Armenia says that central Yerevan was a World Cup watching zone, with people watching games on the streets and in restaurants.

Mongolia: Naadam Preparations

Tom Terry has photos of Naadam preparations in Mongolia. Naadam is centuries old festival during which participants compete in the “three manly games” — archery, wrestling, and horse racing —...

Children in crises and the role of reporters – tell the media what you think

Where is the most dangerous place in the world to be a child? This is the question asked in a poll by AlertNet, the early warning network for humanitarian organisations,...

Russia: Shamil Basayev Dead

Nikolai Patrushev, head of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), announced Monday that Shamil Basayev had been killed shortly after midnight in a truck explosion outside a village in Ingushetia....

Somalia: Students of the Taliban

Chippla comments on the application of Islamic law by the new regime in Somalia. “Why should 21st century African societies be subject to 7th century Arabic laws?” he writes.

Kenya: Mobile micro-banking

White African talks to talented young developers and mobile phone experts. “We talked at length about the need for a mobile/web payment system that could be used by non-techies and...

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