14 July 2006

Stories from 14 July 2006

Bolivia: Blog Evangelism

  14 July 2006

This is a translation of post originally written in Spanish at Blogs de Bolivia. As a result of the successful Second Meeting of Bloggers and Mundo al Reves Users held last Saturday, July 8th in Santa Cruz with a record attendance of 26 people, (mostly bloggers and blog readers), the...

Chile: Writing Contest

  14 July 2006

Santiago in 100 Words (ES) is an essay contest of, you guessed it, no more than 100 words about the Chilean capital. Entries are restricted to Chilean nationals.

Mexico: Calderón on Recounts and Speaking English

  14 July 2006

Ceci Connolly points to a Washington Post interview with Felipe Calderón, emphasizing that “he would accept a partial recount but that a complete recount would be ‘absurd’ and illegal.” Ana Maria Salazar clarifies that, although Calderón insisted he needs to practice his English, “we have heard Felipe speak English, a...

Venezuela: Looking Towards the Elections

  14 July 2006

Oil Wars applauds the CNE for announcing that “both the European Union and the Organization of American States will be sending observation teams to oversee the Venezuelan presidential elections this coming December 3rd.” Francisco says the opposition needs to focus on the recent increase in crime.

Ukraine: Lebanon-Israel Connection

It may not seem so – but it's a very small world. To know that someone we hold dear is directly affected by what for us is nothing but a headline is one way to feel this smallness. As the conflict in the Middle East escalates, a Ukrainian LJ user...

India: Privacy and the Blasts

  14 July 2006

Anand on what the blasts really mean in terms of civil liberties. “India is not a country that has ever been greatly bothered about privacy issues, civil rights, data protection etc. even at normal times, even though it is an important and conscious aspect of any democracy. “

Pakistan: Birds on International Migratory Birds’ Route Number 4

  14 July 2006

Shirazi on the rendevouz with birds. “Pakistan receives a large number of migratory birds from Europe and Central Asian States every year. These birds spend the winters in Pakistan and go back to their native habitats in the summers. The route these birds take from Siberia to Pakistan is known...

Nepal: Capitalism for the ailing country

  14 July 2006

Getting Nepal back on its feet via BlogDai. “That's right shoppers, each of you tell ten of your friends that one of the best ways to defeat oppressive Maoism and breathtakingly remedial governance is good old fashioned capitalism.”

Bangladesh: To The Right

  14 July 2006

Salam Dhaka on why BNP-Jamat is not great news for the country. “As long as this alliance stays in power, Bangladesh will continue to move to the right. Does that mean every BNP supporter is a fundamentalist? Offcourse not. In the long run, this government's close ties with Pakistan and...

Israel, Lebanon, Palestine: The road to war

  14 July 2006

“To punish the people of Gaza and Lebanon because their governments haven't figured out how to control these outfits would be a bit like bombing the Vatican as retribution for the violence of the IRA,” writes Trinidad & Tobago blogger Jeremy Taylor, as he weighs in on the situation brewing...

French DOM-TOM Bloggers on Zidane's “Coup de Tete”

  14 July 2006

Bloggers from the French Overseas Departments and Territories of the Caribbean and Oceania had much to say about the French soccer team's performance at the World Cup Final. The French from “l'outre-mer” simply had no choice but to strongly identify with the potential glory and the shame of a team...

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