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28 August 2006

Stories from 28 August 2006

Afghanistan: President & Compromises

Dialogue 3 says Hamid Karzai, Afghan President has done a lot of compromises with warlords and has lost his credibility among Afghans. According to the blogger poverty, corruption, and insecurity...

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan: Japan Visit

Registan.net and neweurasia both comment on Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Armenia: Dead Villages

Onnik Krikorian has numerous new posts covering his recent visit to Lachin. Among them are ones on Ditsmayri and Herik, two dead villages in the region.

Kyrgyzstan: Afterthoughts on US Relations

Yulia has thoughts on Kyrgyzstan's relations with the United States and President Kurmanbek Bakiev's foreign policy tendencies after an eventful summer in the bilateral relations between the US and Kyrgyzstan.

Central Asia: Borders 3

Ben Paarmann posts the third part of his series on the determination of borders in Central Asia.

Vietnam: Social Dinners in Vietnam

The blogger at antidote to burnout talks about the dynamics of social dinners in Vietnam and links to another blog post on the same topic.

Mayanmar: Myanmar Tycoons

The blogger at Man Actually reads about someone from Myanmar winning one of the bids for a posh property in Singapore. “Then.. My mind went busy to list the latest...

Mexico: Oaxaca Updates

Adirondack Base Camp writes: “My wife and daughter just arrived in Oaxaca and I’m concerned for their safety. Therefore I have started this page as a source of information and...

Venezuela, Bolivia: Books and Oil

Katy of Caracas Chronicles translates an article by Bolivian author, Juan Claudio Lechín about “Bolivarian double standards” at a Bolivian Book Fair.

Venezuela: Chavez's Next Term

Assuming that Hugo Chavez is victorious in December's presidential election, Oil Wars takes a look at what may lie ahead for Venezuela.

Peru: Download Digital Journalism Presentations

Presentations from the second annual Conference on Digital Journalism held on Friday, August 25 are now available for download (ES).

Mexico: Using Your Cell Phone as a Credit Card

Chilanga Banda says that, beginning next month, Mexicans will be able to use their cell phones to make “micro-purchases” for items less than $25 USD (ES).

Mexico: Recount Results and Analysis

Eduardo Arcos has the freshly released numbers by the Electoral Tribunal following a partial recount of the July 2 vote. Despite a greater quantity of annulled votes, Mark in Mexico...

Ecuador, Peru: Discovery Kids on YouTube

Christian Espinosa describes a nephew who prefers watching Discovery Kids (Lazy Town) on YouTube (ES) rather than the television or the program's own website. Bruno Ortiz has more links on...

Chile: Political and personal

Liz Henry returns to El Diario de Carolonline to find a developed cocktail of personal and political by the socialist, Chilean blogger.

Iran: Unofficial media

Koroush Ziaberi, a teenager blogger & journalist says that blogs can be considered as unofficial media for new generation [Fa]. The blogger considers this fact that traditional media such as...

India: God of Encroachment

Recursive Hypocrisy on the God of Encroachment in Chennai – Vinayaka. Where every few feet you stumble into a a tiny temple. Power and boundaries in a secular country defined...

Lebanon: Blogging Back to Normality

This week the Lebanese blogosphere witnessed a sluggish move away from posts about destruction and death caused by the war to posts that reflect patriotic passions, politics and personal accounts....

India: Flights and racial profiling

While racial profiling of some passengers may have contributed to their being detained in Amsterdam has bothered quite a few people. Dhoomketu writes about insensitive travellers and Govindraj remembers another...

Sri Lanka: For a few Ministers more

The number of Ministers in Sri Lanka appear to have gone up. Aachcharya discusses how the public will have to finance these extra Ministers and if it makes sense to...

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