10 July 2006

Stories from 10 July 2006

Mexico: Election Update and Audience Expectations

  10 July 2006

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 Isopixel are tired of the recent political focus and would prefer a return to the weblogs’ “normal content.” Mariano Amartino...

Brazil: Regional Politics and Lula's Re-election

  10 July 2006

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 Lula da Silva as the presidential election approaches.

Bolivia: Final Election Tally

  10 July 2006

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 country.

Indonesia: Indonesian Jimi Hendrix

  10 July 2006

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 note versions of Jimi and SRV tunes, together with a vocal performance that is on par with the originals. An...

Indonesia: Foreign Correspondents in Asia

  10 July 2006

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 views of a foreign correspondent who thinks otherwise.

Argentina: Subway Then and Now

  10 July 2006

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.

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 blogger gives us the details about three consecutive days of violenc. He writes, On 3rd of July, a time bomb...

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 — in cities throughout Mongolia.

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. Timur Aliev (LJ user timur_aliev), editor-in-chief of the print/online weekly Chechen Society (Chechenskoye Obshchestvo), happened to be in Nazran (the...

Kenya: Mobile micro-banking

  10 July 2006

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 those with little internet access. Basically a mobile/web bank that supplies micro-credit to applicants.”

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