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21 August 2006

Stories from 21 August 2006

Montenegro: Vacation Report

Pristina-based Kushtrim Xhakli writes about a vacation spent in the newly-independent Montenegro.

Slovenia: Self-Made Road Sign

The Glory of Carniola translates a self-made road sign warning of a bad road ahead a bit too straightforwardly.

Ukraine: Railroads

LEvko of Foreign Notes writes about the lucrative and dangerous business of running Ukraine's railroads.

Hungary: The Storm

Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar has barely escaped from the storm that killed three people and injured over 100 in Budapest.

Russia: Literary Chechens and Navajos

J. Otto Pohl posts a more detailed review of the book comparing depiction of Chechens and Navajos in Russian and American literature: “It is true that since 1868 the Navajos...

Russia: Remembering August 1991

Alex(ei) of The Russian Dilettante's Weblog writes about causes and consequences of the August 1991 failed coup.

Serbia: Travel Observations

Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic has visited Serbia and Republika Srpska and shares his observations. Here's one on Belgrade: “Belgrade's educated middle class has undergone a diaspora to western Europe...

El Salvador: Minimum Wage Increased

El Salvador/CNY Companion Diocese notes that “the government of El Salvador has approved increases in the minimum wage in several sectors.” Tim Muth compares what the monthly minimum wages were...

Venezuela, Brazil: Crossing Borders

We continue to follow cyclist David as he heads south on “only road that connects Venezuela and Brazil.

Costa Rica: Safe for Women

Uri Ridelman writes that JonBenet Ramsey's murder suspect had been an English teacher in Costa Rica. Scott celebrates a recent article in USA Today calling Costa Rica the third safest...

Uruguay: 60's-70's Classic Rock

Love, ani xo remains the definitive cyberspot for Uruguayan classic rock.

Trinidad & Tobago: An open letter to Flickr

Unable to renew his Flickr Pro account because PayPay doesn't accept credit cards with addresses in certain countries (Trinidad and Tobago included) Taran Rampersad writes an open letter to

Chile: Meeting with Fernando Flores

Mary Joyce has narrowed down her meeting with Fernando Flores into five main topics of discussion. For more information on Flores, see Rosario Lizana's two-part interview and Claudio Ruiz's critique...

Bolivia: Crazy for Blogs

Sebastian Molina, who has been the driving force behind a weblog evangelization project called “Loc@s por los blogs” points readers to an article in El Deber with the same title.

Argentina: Buenos Aires: Diagonal Norte, Then and Now

Robert Wright explains why Diagonal Norte is his favorite avenue for architecture in Buenos Aires.

Trinidad & Tobago: Oil down

Franka Philip makes good on her promise to cook oil-down, the classic Trinidadian dish made with breadfruit, and offers two recipes.

Venezuela: Hugo Chavez: No Me Gustas Tu

Lovers of Manu Chau and haters of Hugo Chavez will get a good laugh at all-encompassingly.

Bolivia: First Impressions

Eduardo Ávila pens his first impressions after returning to Cochabamba: “It appears that on every block in the city center, a new apartment building is on its way up. For...

Philippines: Ninoy Aquino

On the anniversary of Philippine senator Ninoy Aquino‘s death, Manuel L. Quezon III remembers the eventful day in 1983. Aquino was a leading critic of then Philippine ruler Ferdinand Marcos...

Cuba: The American's Guide to Cuban Diseases

Babalu Blog publishes “The American's Guide to Cuban Diseases”. Among the afflictions listed are “Ovarian Induced Dementia” and “Twisted Bonnet”.

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