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13 July 2006

Stories from 13 July 2006

Guatemala: Reactions to Arrest Warrant for Ex-Dictator

Patrick has a good roundup of reaction to Spanish judge Santiago Pedraz's warrant for the arrest of Rios Montt based on charges of genocide while Montt was dictator of the...

Peru: “Rottweiler That Bit Thief Should Not Be Put To Death.

Alex Celi, a Peruvian blogger, finds in ludicrous that a guard dog could be put to death for biting a burglar (ES).

Argentina: Music: Voltura publishes EPs under a CC license

More free and Creative Commons-licensed music from Argentina. This time Fernando Casale posts two EPs by Voltura. We are also told that “Hernán Martínez Mosquera, the creator of Voltura, is...

Guatemala: Two Documentaries

Need a break from the sea of words online? Patrick at Guatemala Solidarity Network highlights an excerpt from the documentary, ‘Guatemala No Nos Tientes’ as well as a series of...

Bolivia: Purple Drinks,Fried Cheese, Hip-Hop, and Elections in La Paz

“Purple Drinks and Fried Cheese in La Paz.” I think the title speaks for itself. Also worth checking out is Dangl's post on “Hip-Hop and Electoral Adventures in Bolivia.”

Bermuda: Anti-racism meeting report

Sean attends an anti-racism meeting last night in Bermuda but comes away thinking that “everyone is talking and no one is doing” and presents his own thoughts on the matter...

Kyrgyzstan: Spy Scandal

Yulia discusses the US embassy spy scandal in Kyrgyzstan, which involves allegations from the Kyrgyz government toward and the expulsion of two US embassy employees.

Mongolia: Naadam Day Three

Tom Terry has photos from the third day of Naadam.

Armenia: BTC Impact

My 20-Cent Taxi Ride comments on the impact of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, which recently opened, on Armenia.

Jamaica, Cayman: Rocking on

Mad Bull offers a capsule history of his experience with rock music in Jamaica and welcomes the arrival of a new rock station in the Cayman Islands.

Kazakhstan: Russian Emigration

Leila examines the potential impacts on Kazakhstan's demography of the recent Russian government decree on the resettlement of ethnic Russians from former Soviet Republics to the Russian Federation.

Jamaica: Agents are agents are agents

In an entertaining allegory involving a beach house in Negril, a barman and a “rent-a-dread”, Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp contemplates the role of one of the key players in the...

Afghanistan & Tajikistan: Aid Worker Perspectives

Elizabeth writes on the things aid workers notice in Tajikistan after working in Afghanistan, and the motives for working in one or the other.

Caribbean: New HR aggregator and T&T labour shortage

Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle announces the arrival of “CaribHRNews, a Squidoo-hosted aggregator of the most recent internet-based news related to the Human Resources profession,” and takes note of an...

Hong Kong: African Uncle

The Bus Uncle incident started to die down in Hong Kong, then an African Uncle popped up in the mainstream media. The big white guy discusses whether or not the...

Japan: Obon

Marie Mockett writes Japundit about Obon festivial in Japan, it is a Buddhist holiday for memorizing the dead.

China: Birthday wish comes true

Hu hao's sister writes in huhaofamily about her birthday and how her birthday wish came true (zh). Hu Hao is back and she thanks all the friends for their suppport.

China: World cup

The World Cup is over. However there are still much discussion about Zidane's head butt. Ah Q magazine comments that Zidane's head butt is a perfect ending of his career...

China: Chinese graffiti

Raymondzhou shows how Chinese graffiti is different from Amercian one.

Hong Kong: PCCW

Richard Li sold out PCCW, the biggest telecom in Hong Kong on July 11 to a pro China Hong Kong based Businessman, Francis Leung. After this contraversal move, he is...

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