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 country. Rob Mercatante points out that the news is “receiving very little attention from the media outside of Guatemala.” Otto...
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 working on his first solo album.
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 links to ‘Entremosle a Guate,’ a “fresh and interesting documentary series on the issues facing Guatemalans today.”
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 instead.
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 modern publishing business: the agent.
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 article in a Trinidad and Tobago newspaper reporting a labour shortage in that country.
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 disputes on the bus was related with racism.
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 (zh). Jxhill tries to read into the political culture of how french people reacted to Zidane's act. He feels that...
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 now planning to buy a local Chinese newspapers, Hong Kong economic journal. Florence in Over the Rainbow blogs about her...
Taiwan: Girl shaving hair for saving her father
A Taiwanese girl created a blog and annouced that her action in shaving her hair and silent protest on her blog in order to save her father from injustice trial regarding corruption in village level election(zh). Another blog post in Chinatimes reports that her action has got the attention of...