6 September 2006

Stories from 6 September 2006

Armenia: Assassination

  6 September 2006

There has been another assassination in Central Yerevan. Onnik Krikorian notes that assassinations have been on the rise since the 2003 elections. He expects that there will only be more as next year's elections approach.

Peru: Present Your Blog

  6 September 2006

Peru seems set on becoming the Latin American country with the most blogger conferences in a single season. Next up: “Present You Blog (ES)” at the University of San Marcos (ES).

Argentina: With or Without a Helmet?

  6 September 2006

The city government-run blog, Pasa en Buenos Aires describes a debate in legislature over whether cyclists should be obligated to wear helmets when they ride in the city (ES). Commenters debate the issue.

Mexico: Calderon as president

  6 September 2006

Two months after Mexican voters went to the polls, Felipe Calderón has been officially declared president-elect of Mexico. Boz rounds up the mainstream media's reaction while A.M. Mora y Leon links to all the English-language blogs. Ana Maria Salaza has a useful final entry summarizing yesterday's events.

Caribbean: West Indian Day Parade

  6 September 2006

TrinidadJunction attends the annual West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, New York on Labor Day: “every single island in the Caribbean is represented. Each island typically has their own truck and/or band and can choose to ‘parade’ anyway they see fit. Some islands, like Trinidad and Barbados, choose to bring...

Cuba: Non-Aligned Movement

  6 September 2006

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) holds its heads of government meeting next week in Havana, Cuba. Luis M. Garcia remembers the NAM well from his childhood growing up in Cuba and offers this view: “It’s got 115 members or thereabouts, it meets regularly and produces communiqués and plenty of photographs of...

Iran: Unbearable lightness of statistics

  6 September 2006

Fallo Safah writes that in Iranian TV, the chairman of Iranian Parliament asked Minister of Road & Transportation ” to think methods to reduce statistics of accidents”. The blogger says in this country only statistics are important and according to them we are very happy people and there is no...