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4 August 2006

Stories from 4 August 2006

Lusosphere reactions to the world most blogged conflict

The conflict between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon is shaking the blogosphere. The effects can be felt all over and as conversations arise everywhere, Lusophone bloggers aren't excluded. It is...

Trinidad & Tobago: A Caribbean sim

Taran Rampersad makes the case for a Caribbean sim in Second Life.

Georgia: Policy discusses Russian and Georgian foreign policy goals in the North Caucasus.

Kyrgyzstan: Ukrainian Debt

Yulia of neweurasia translates a Russian post about Ukraine's declaration that it has no debt to Kyrgyzstan, a claim that a Kyrgyz official actually backed up. The author of the...

Jamaica: Reggae aesthetics

Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp traces his evolution from reader of Joyce to embracer of reggae aesthetics: “For the reggae influenced writer, Rastafari legitimized the experiences of Black people in the...

Cuba: More links

The Latin Americanist posted another list of links to various news sources commenting on the Cuba situation early this afternoon.

Voices from Kazakhstan

Welcome to our latest round-up of blog posts and online discussions that took place in the Kazakhstani blogosphere in the last two weeks. We start off with Russian-language neweurasia Kazakhstan...

El Salvador: Economic Statistics

Tim Muth publishes some recent economic statistics from the IMF, but observes that “noticeably absent is any mention of plans by the government to make any significant improvement in spending...

Colombia: Medellín's Dropping Crime Rate

Writing from Medellín, Adam Isacson notes that “last year, Medellín's murder rate totaled 37 killings for every 100,000 inhabitants. Suddenly this city – long considered one of the world's most...

Ukraine: Is Orange Revolution Dead?

Scott W. Clark of Foreign Notes explains why president Yushchenko has become irrelevant and how freedom of the press and freedom of business are nothing but illusion now: “So is...

Ukraine: Yanukovych's Bio

Abdymok posts a mini-bio of Ukraine's newly-elected prime minister.

Argentina: A Worthy Burger

Dan Perlman on “the subject of finding a good hamburger in town.” Also described as “The Great Hamburguesa Roundup.”

Ukraine: Relations With Gazprom

Adrian J. Erlinger of Leopolis writes on how the Russian Gazprom has changed its position regarding Ukraine now that Yanukovych has become prime minister.

Ukraine: Yanukovych and Democracy

Jonathan Taylor of Publius Pundit lauds the election of Victor Yanukovych as Ukraine's prime minister: “Yanukovich’s premiership is an accurate reflection of the political situation in Ukraine and thus another...

Russia: Child Abuse

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog distributes blame for Russia's abused children: “Today Russia is awash in oil and gas money, the nation’s cities are growing again, and the country produces...

Russia: Oil and War

Charlie Ganske of Russia Blog writes about the war in the Middle East and Russia's oil industry.

Romania: Summer Hits

Owlspotting posts videos of and reviews Romanian “summer hits.”

Hungary: Naming a Bridge writes about bridge-naming efforts in the Hungarian capital.

Bolivia: Goni Documentary

Miguel Centallas reviews Our Brand Is Crisis, “a documentary about the 2002 presidential campaign of Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada (aka Goni).”

Cuba: Further mistreatment of journalists and “internet apartheid”

Marc Masferrer posts a couple of links to further instances of mistreatment of journalists attempting to cover the situation in Havana and republishes an article demonstrating the existence of “internet...

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