13 September 2006

Stories from 13 September 2006

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

  13 September 2006

Este artículo también está disponible en español en el sitio Blogs de Bolivia A large part of Bolivia remained at a standstill last Friday, when four of the country’s nine departments called for a strike. A major point of contention was that the Consitutent Assembly, which is given the task...

Thailand: DIY Shoe Waterproofing

  13 September 2006

A Bangkok girl, caught in a flood, devices wateproofing for her shoes. Her friend at Gnarlykitty blog posts pictures of the invention. “Bow had enough. She couldn't risk getting fungi on her toes and liquidised dog poos on her Substance shoes any longer. She went inside a coffee shop and...

Peruvian Posts Between August and September

  13 September 2006

Este artículo también está disponible en español. In the time that has passed since my previous compilation of posts, the people of Perú Político have published three summaries of the weekly happenings, which have to do mostly with events from the government's political actors and the opposition. They are: weekly...

Czech Republic: Zlin

  13 September 2006

NvB: Bored in Brno? posts pictures and video from the town of Zlin: “The town is worth seeing, particularly if you're a fan of twentieth-century functionalist and utilitarian architecture. It turned out that my visit was on the weekend of the 13th annual Festival of Wind Orchestras and Folklore Ensembles.”

Russia: Tear of Grief; Intro to Orthodox Culture

  13 September 2006

In Moscow, Zurab Tsereteli‘s works seem ubiquitous – and disliked by many. In New Jersey, his first one was dedicated on Sept. 11 in Bayonne: a gift from the Russian government, the 100-foot, 175-ton bronze monument “To the Struggle Against World Terrorism” – aka the Tear of Grief. High-profile guests...

Martinique: Expensive Tomatos

  13 September 2006

Le Blog de [Moi] and all of Martinique are up in arms about the prohibitive price of local tomatos. She writes (Fr): “If I invite you to have dinner at my place these days and all I feed you is a tomato salad with a glass of water (because you...

Mexico: Billie's Blog

  13 September 2006

Mexico in English introduces Billie's Blog, authored by a ” woman who has recently sold her home in Houston and gone to live with her husband in San Miguel Allende. She writes well and she takes lovely photos. Her powers of observation that make her a good photographer make her...

Venezuela: “The seams are beginning to show some rips”

  13 September 2006

Explaining the etymology of his weblog, The Devil's Excrement, Miguel Octavio lays out his theory as to why Hugo Chavez's Bolivarian Revolution is “ripping at the seams.” Oil Wars, on the other hand, cites polling numbers from Venezuelan firm Datanalysis that “show that income is rising for Venezuela’s poor majority.”

Guatemala: Palo Ensebado

  13 September 2006

Chapinadas explains the fascinating traditional dance of the Palo Ensebado in San Luis, Peten: “A week before this dance starts, five men go into the forrest to choose a suitable tree. Before the tree is cut, the priests offer their apologies and ask for permission from the valerio tree to...

Brazil: Resources of Pirates

  13 September 2006

Brazilian music lovers, pirates, and thieves will be delighted by Daniella Thompson's latest post, “Where everything old is considered gold. Or, the joys of piracy.”

Brazil: Ceasefire Campaign

  13 September 2006

Tatiana Cardeal thanks her readers and devoted Flickr fans for their participation in the “Ceasefire Campaign.” Read the post and check out the Flickr community to learn more.

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