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7 September 2006

Stories from 7 September 2006

Kyrgyzstan: Constitutions

Yulia of neweurasia reports that Kyrgyzstan's constitutional commission has finally presented three draft constitutions to the public and revealed the disagreements and political wrangling that were involved in their drafting.

Kyrgyzstan: Tekebaev's Heroin

Sean Roberts discusses the curious and shocking case of the arrest of a prominent Kyrgyz opposition politician, Omurbek Tekebaev, for smuggling drugs into Poland.

Uzbekistan: On Trial for a Song

The Long and Winding Road reports on the latest developments in the trial of Dadahon Hasanov, a musician on trial for writing a song commemorating the massacre of civilians during...

Armenia: Football & the Flag

Akhtamar, blogging at ArmYouth Blog, writes that he and his friends decided to show their national pride while attending the recent football match between Armenia and Belgium by painting the...

Afghanistan: Winning the War

Waheed says that if NATO forces really want to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan, they must pressure Pakistan to take action against Afghan militants based there.

Guyana: The ubiquitous Guyanese

Guyanese are everywhere, observes a wistful MediaCritic: “Lost, gone, no more. Building other nations, building a brighter future overseas.”

Guyana: Alien kidnapping

Guyana-Gyal hasn't heard from her brother in over week. “I hope them aliens ain't kidnap he again,” she says.

Bermuda: Sustainable Development documents

The Limey kindly makes available on his weblog downloadable copies of the draft Sustainable Development Plan documents that the Bermuda government appeared be having trouble with at their own newly...

UK: Tony Blair's long goodbye

“Behold the stubbornness of the politician. The arrogance and blindness and stupidity of the species,” writes British-born Trinidadian blogger Jeremy Taylor, examining Tony Blair's refusal to step down. “It's a...

Trinidad & Tobago: Costume hunt

Trinidadian blogger saucydiva, who's been making the rounds of the “mas’ camps” in Port of Spain in search of a Carnival costume, pays a visit to the headquarters of Pulse...

Cuba, Bolivia: The ballet tours; Evo visits

Luis M. Garcia reports that the Cuban National Ballet is receiving mixed reviews on its tour of Europe and notes that a visit to Cuba by Evo Morales has been...

Malaysia: Human Trafficking

Malaysian blogger Volume of Interactions watches a documentary on trafficking of women while on a visit to Australia. The blogger is disturbed by the fact that most of the trafficking...

Haiti: Back to School

Collectif Haiti de Provence links (Fr) to a metropolehaiti.com article explaining the hurdles that parents and children alike faced today in going back to school. Namely, according to the Minister...

Martinique, France, World Cup: Would a Blue Shirt Have Done it?

Faced with evidence that the French soccer team wore blue jerseys in 1998 and 2000 when the team had better World Cup luck, Le Blog de [Moi] theorizes (Fr) that...

Belarus: Interview With Young Activist

Robert Mayer of Publius Pundit interviews a 22-year-old Belarusian activist who now lives in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Martinique: Ursula Martinez and [Moi]

Le Blog de [Moi] marvels (Fr) at the amount of attention her blog received for a video of an Ursula Martinez act at the Juste Pour Rire festival in Montreal....

Latvia: Sandra Kalniete

All About Latvia writes about Sandra Kalniete, the newest candidate for president: “Kalniete’s biography represents Latvian history before and after the fall of the Soviet Union.”

Czech Republic: Tram Ride Podcast

Bored in Brno writes about trams and records a tram ride soundscape/podcast.

Czech Republic: Phone Book Season

My Czech Republic Blog writes about the annual ritual of obtaning a phone book in Prague.

Belarus: Doing Business 2007 Ranking

TOL's Belarus Blog reports on a World Bank's “Doing Business 2007″ survey: Belarus has ranked 129 this year, right after Ukraine.

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