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29 August 2006

Stories from 29 August 2006

Argentina: Mundial de Tango

Cintra acknowledges the “surprising fun of the Mundial de Tango.”

Bolivia: Petrol and YouTube

Jim Shultz announces the gas and oil brief from the Democracy Center while Miguel Buitrago takes a look at Bolivia's presence on YouTube.

Mexico: Electoral Tribunal Rejects Acusations of Fraud

Erwin Cifuentes, Ricardo Carreón, Ceci Connolly, and Eduardo Arcos (ES) on the electoral tribunal's rejection of complaints made by presidential runner-up Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

USA, Mexico: Hurricane Recovery

Andres Bianciotto has the score at USA 0 – Mexico 1 (ES) when comparing the United States’ federal disaster recovery following Hurricane Katrina with Cancun's post-Wilma recovery. Steve Bridger seems...

Bolivia: “Chicha and Internet Gardens”

Ben Dangl survives the most dangerous road in the world to publish this update on his time in Cochabamba.

Kyrgyzstan: Fear of the Police

Tolkun Umaraliev writes about the low reputation and public fear of the police in Kyrgyzstan, and he solicits comments from readers about their opinions on the police.

Kazakhstan: US Relations

Sean Roberts details the tensions and issues in US-Kazakhstan relations.

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek's Beauty

JJ discovers the beauties of Bishkek, “a beautiful, safe, comfortable, green, modern and very pleasant place to live.” For the employed, anyway…

Georgia: Gangster's Paradise

Carpetblogger reports on Batumi, the capital of the Georgian region of Ajaria, saying that autonomy was far from kind to the city.

Guyana: Election watch

On Monday 28 August, an estimated 300,000 Guyanese turned out to vote in elections for the unicameral National Assembly. Elections in Guyana have historically been fraught with public anxiety and...

Rwanda: Public Transportation Problems in Kigali

From Rwanda, expat blogger Guillaume is worried about the state of public transportation in Kigali now that motorcycles are scarce (Fr): “To my great surprise (I only thought it partially...

India: Street Art

Trivial Matters has a wonderful post on street art in India. “The question now arises that are the best and the brightest advertisers in India really the guys working in...

India: The National Song

A recent controversy surrounding the move to make the singing of the National Song compulsary has had some minority groups protest. Indian Muslims on what the issue with singing the...

Nepal: Festivals and Politics

United We Blog! on how festivals for women reinvent themselves to be more socially and politically relevant.

Bangladesh: Coal and Human Lives

The energy crisis rears its ugly head, albeit in a different way. Rezwan on Coal, environment and people, pitted against each other in Bangladesh.

Pakistan: Blog Block Back?

Is the blog block in Pakistan back? All Things Pakistan on the latest developments with a couple of theories on why this probably happened.

Montenegro: Sveti Stefan

Novala, Europa posts pictures from one of the most popular tourist destinations in Montenegro: the semi-island of Sveti Stefan.

Albania: Greater, or Natural, Albania

Our Man in Tirana writes about ‘Greater Albania’ or, as it was called in a recent interview by the political adviser to the Albanian Prime Minister, the ‘Natural Albania': “Citing...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Karadzic Sightings

Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic visits Trebinje and Lastva in the Republika Srpska to investigate Radovan Karadzic sightings there: “While in the west we treat Karadzic sightings with alarm, they...

Serbia: Tito's Mausoleum

Mat Savelli of Roma Roma writes about the highlight of his visit to Belgrade: Tito's Mausoleum at the House of Flowers.

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