Stories from 12 July 2006
Colombia: First WiMax Network in Cali
Engadget, Fayer Wayer (ES), and the podcast Todos Contra el Muro (ES) all discuss Latin America's first deployment of WiMax long-range wireless internet coverage in Cali, Colombia.
Colombia: “Keep the UN's human rights mandate”
According to Adam Isacson, Alvaro Uribe's government is, essentially, “gagging the UN High Commissioner’s office in Colombia.”
Web 2.0 world tour – blogging in Peru
Hewlett-Packard Vice President Eric Kintz, with the help of his colleague Jorge Luis Revilla, takes a look at the state of blogging in Peru.
Kurdistance: No Good News
The overwhelming themes of the Kurdish blogs this week has been a sense of outrage and despair over the never-changing events in the lives of the Kurdish peoples. Let's begin with Kurdish Aspect this week and his posting of a punishment given to a small child in Eastern Kurdistan (Western...
Peru: Launching Creative Commons
Daniela Faris has interviewed Oscar Montezuma about the launch of Creative Commons in Peru.
Mexico: Stuffing or Moving Ballots?
Michelle Dion has an an explanation of and response to claims by Lopez Obrador that a precinct official stuffed ballots into a box.
The Latest Buzz From Indian Bloggers…
Bombay, cooling glasses, Superstars etc.
Jamaica, USA: Loving America through literature
Some years ago, a young Geoffrey Philp overcomes his trepidation at passing the armed Marines guarding the US Consulate reading room in Kingston, and falls in love with American literature: “For on that evening in that reading room, America gained a friend.”
Cuba, USA, UK: On Guantánamo, the democracy fund & nuclear power
More lively discussion between Trinidad blogger Jeremy Taylor and his American pal “Roger“, this time about Guantánamo, and Bush's $80 million fund to “boost democracy in Cuba”. And London-based “Kamla”, the recently arrived third blogger, confronts her feelings about nuclear power.
Trinidad & Tobago: Amerindian Soca Warriors
Referring to the seemingly Native American-style costumes worn by fans of the Soca Warriors, Trinidad and Tobago's football team, Maximilian C. Forte provides evidence to support his claim that the costume tradition also has Amerindian roots.
Bermuda: Anti-racism rally
Sean posts notices of an anti-racism rally to be held in Bermuda in response to the brutal beating of a Portuguese national by four men outside a bar. The “Vasco da Gama” club is one of the participants.
Ambivalent about Tin Tin
A New York Times article on a PBS documentary about Hergé, the Belgian creator of the comic strip character Tin Tin, raises some uncomfortable issues for Belizean-American blogger Nyazasha: “Here I am, the Brooklyn-based writer of the Global Parish, writing about places and events which open a window into a...
Barbados: Caribbean Splash brouhaha
There's an interesting situation brewing around the proposed construction of a waterpark called Caribbean Splash on a what is apparently a sensitive watershed in Barbados, with the Barbados Labour Party responding on its own blog to an allegation by Barbados Free Press. This morning the plot thickens, as Barbados Free...
Bahamas: Government invitation blunder
The Bahamas government extends a very late invitation to the Opposition Leader to attend the ceremony for the renaming of the country's international airport on Independence day — Sir Arthur Ffoulkes points out exactly why this was such a terrible blunder.
Caribbean: Google maps Caribbean territories
Ryan at The West Indies Cricket Blog notes that Google Maps has added high-definition satellite images for Guyana, Jamaica and Barbados that allow for “upclose overhead shot[s]” of the cricket grounds in those countries. The grounds are being prepared for the 2007 World Cup.
India: Citizen Journalists and Bloggers
How citizen journalists and bloggers have responded to the bomb blasts in Mumbai. Notes at Obiter Dicta by Steve.
Iran: Conservatives praised Zidane!
Jomhour says Zidane's final act in the World Cup when he lowered his head and rammed Materazzi in the chest, knocking him to the ground, has been praised by conservative news papers in Iran and the head of National Security and Foreign Affairs Committee in Iranian Parliament. The blogger writes...
Iran: Blogger is Free
According to NasleFarda, Abed Tavanche, blogger and a student leader was released from prison (Persian). Tavanche was arrested during a student protest movement in AmirKabir University. He was in jail for 40 days.