Stories from 3 August 2006
Gela watches two reports on Jamaican television about incidents involving members of the so-called underclass, and notes that in neither case was there any mention of the situation being investigated by the police: “I can't stand the disparity in how people are treated man“.
Zenia posts a photo from the EFE news agency of a quiet boulevard in Havana, with the title: “Havana on August 3″.
Thomo discusses the news that the city council of Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbaatar, is considering renaming the city in honor of Chingis Khan. He notes that the mania for naming things after the Great Khan gives the incorrect impression that all the country has to offer is its imperial past.
In a post titled “Information is Power” Cristian Cambronero cites statistics in Costa Rica which reveal that “42% of those to use the internet over the past 12 months belong to the wealthiest fifth of the population.”
Irina Petrosian writes on antique Armenian cookware and their specialized uses.
Nick of neweurasia reviews Murder in Samarkand, the book by Craig Murray, the outspoken former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan.
Journalist Uri Ridelman first describes “Costa Rican devotion to La Negrita” and then posts pictures from “The day of La Negrita.”
“Every neighborhood has its history, its legends, its news, its people, and also its own website,” says Blog Pasa en Buenos Aires in a post that links to the websites of all the various neighborhoods of the capital city (ES).
Miguel Buitrago transcribes his conversation with political scientist, René Antonio Mayorga.
The Long and Winding Road reports on the trial of an Uzbek musician who was arrested for performing a song about the violence in Andijon in May of 2005.
Malaysian blogger Jeff Ooi has a post on a newspaper editor lodging a complaint against his weblog. The editor took offence to one of the comments on a post where the blogger had discussed the editor's column on former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir.
Once upon a place says Karzai, Afghan President tries to appease its fundamentalist opposition by proposing Departments for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. The blogger adds this illustrates the desperation of Karzai to gain some control as his western backers slowly desert him and leave him to...
Mariano Amartino points readers to a collection of “metroblogs” in Mexico, Argentina, and Spain (ES).
FayerWayer is asking all readers to turn off their cell phones on September 27th (ES) to protest the poor quality of service providers.
Este artículo también está disponible en español. The National Holidays (“fiestas patrias”) have passed and, with a new ruling government at the helm, let's briefly look at what some of Peru's bloggers have to tell us: Jose Alejandro Godoy, in his blog Desde el Tercer Piso (“From the Third Floor”)...
Pierrot Dupuy writes (Fr): “Close to 20% of Reunion drivers probably do not have a driver's license, according to [France's] national council of professional drivers’ driving school division. If this number is correct, it is alarming to say the least. Especially in case of an accident, when even if the...
Deleted By Tomorrow writes about Pravda.sk: “‘Slovakia's most widely read broadsheet,’ which means I wouldn’t touch it with a ten-feet pole, the daily newspaper Pravda was sold recently to the Daily Mail. The Glory of Carniola writes about Pravda.ru: “Let's all give a warm [Pozdravlyayu] (congratulations) to the Russian online...
Stefan of Dykun writes that a Western Ukrainian relative has been to Kyiv “to picket the parliament and demonstrate for new elections.”
Adrian J. Erlinger of Leopolis cites a letter on the current political and economic situation in Ukraine: “Communists in the governmental coalition is the first irony of the current situation, Yanukovych is another history’s joke.”
Petro of Petro's Jotter describes how the shocking news of Victor Yanukovych's nomination as prime minister was met in Ukraine's capital: “Arriving at Maydan I see no one. Not a single activist. All tents quiet at 8am. Bankova: nothing. Cab Min: nothing. A few black Mercedes with VR plates escorted...
Sean's Russia Blog writes that “the more information that comes out about the Sychyov Case, the more disgusting it becomes.”