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17 August 2006

Stories from 17 August 2006

Haiti: Deportees to Be Gradually Reinserted

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to a (Fr) Radio Metropole article stating: “The Interior Ministry adopted new measures to better manage the case of Haitians deported [from America] (…) ‘Deportees...

Indonedia: Independence Day

Jakarta Guru celebrates the Indonesian Independence day with his students.”Holidays for most but not is poor teachers, aaah, as we have to watch the sawn off savages click into overdrive....

Cambodia: Heavy Rains

Vutha writes about the heavy rains in Cambodia causing damage to agriculture and tourism.

Kazakhstan: State Funding for NGOs

NGOs in Kazakhstan are worried about the possibility of the state funding them in the future. Leila looks at the pros and cons of state funding for Kazakhstan's NGOs.

Kyrgyzstan: US Relations examines rhetoric as an indicator of the state of US-Kyrgyzstan relations.

Central Asia: Borders

Ben Paarmann begins to examine the reasons for Central Asia's current borders, which are often incorrectly called “arbitrary.”

Voices from Kazakhstan

Almaty Opera House Welcome to our latest round-up of blog posts and online discussions that took place in Kazakh blogosphere. neweurasia's Basil B. Akimov, a Karaganda journalist and editor of...

China:”I am not interested in politics; I am only interested in making money”

Have you ever heard of the term “Great Firewall” or “GFW” for short? Whom to blame when you have encountered the annoying message “Page Not Found” frequently seen when browsing...

Cuba: On Castro's latest message

Divergent views on the most recent message from Fidel Castro, published in Granma this past Tuesday: Pastor Batista, from Las Tunas Cuba, said (ES) it “made millions of Cubans and...

Bahamas: Civil service inertia

Nicolette Bethel calls for a full-scale re-thinking of the Bahamian civil service: “the civil service as designed is crippling the development of The Bahamas. . . . the version that...

Bahamas: Armageddon

Bahamian columnist Sir Arthur Foulkes wonders if the stage has been set for Armageddon.

Nepal: Internal democracy and Politics

United We Blog! on how internal democracy within the dominant political party is necessary and would reflect a wider commitment to demoratic process.

India: To buy a car

Rashmi Bansal explores the economic opportunity and possibility of increasing car sales in India for a particular brand.

Pakistan: Our English Language

All Things Pakistan links to an article that explores the way English language is used and has evolved in Pakistan.

Pakistan: Renting Blues

Ghalia laments how difficult it is to rent a house in Islamabad and comes up with some solutions.

A Google Earth Canary Islands Conspiracy?

In late July Google updated the satellite imagery of the Canary Islands in both Google Earth and Google Maps. The former satellite images from 2005 and 2006 were replaced by...

Venezuela, UK: Boyd V. Livingstone

Aleksander Boyd has stepped out of his retirement (ES) to continue his sparring with London Mayor Ken Livingstone: “My issue with Livingstone is far from over. The more I research...

Russia: The Meaning of August 19, 1991

Sean's Russia Blog writes about the upcoming 15th anniversary of the Soviet Union's breakup.

Venezuela, Argentina: Hezbollah in Latin America

Western Hemisphere Policy Watch continues their coverage of the Latin America Hezbollah wing with new coverage from Argentina.

Slovenia, Slovakia: Antidote to the Confusion

The Glory of Carniola posts “The Ultimate Guide to the Mix-Up: An Antidote to the Slovenia/Slovakia Confusion” – as well as a “guide to the similarities between the two countries.”

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