Stories from 27 September 2006
Martinique/Guadeloupe: Segolene Royal to Visit
Bondamanjak announces (Fr) that French presidential candidate Segolene Royal will visit Martinique and Guadeloupe at the end of October and that former mayor of Fort-de-France and local literary legend Aime Cesaire is scheduled to speak alongside her.
Puerto Rico: Anti-discrimination bill
Andrés Duque drums up support among LGBT organisations and communities to combat the blocking of an anti-discrimation bill fom being debated in the Puerto Rican legislature.
Cuba, Russia: Cold War days
Luis M. Garcia comes across a Russian news service article which states that Cuba was effectively run by the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War.
Venezuela: Mérida Festival of Venezuelan Film
The Mérida Festival of Venezuelan Film is calling for submissions [ES], says Blog Venezolano de Cine.
Brazil: Rio Mayor Pulls Blog
Colin Brayton translates a humorous post from Cocadaboa on “the ten main reasons why Rio de Janeiro mayor Cesar Maia (PFL) stopped writing his blog on Blogspot.com.”
Less than three weeks from elections, Ecuador remains undecided says Boz. There is also an interesting comment on last night's debate between Correa, Roldos, and Viteri.
Colombia: “Please keep Betty ugly!”
Television viewers looking forward to this coming season's “Ugly Betty” would be well-served by getting some more context from Liz Henry and other bloggers.
Bangladesh: Islam and the Media
Who represents Islam? Is the Media focusing on the few within the religion who protest as opposed to those who may have different opinions? Rezwan on the reporting of radical elements in Islam. “It is probably his right to speak as Pope had the right to speak his mind (whether...
Africa: Mozambique to assemble Chinese computers?
Mozambique to assemble Chinese computers?, wonders Soyapi Mumba.
India: Blank Noise and the Media
Known Turf on taking back the streets in India, what the The Blank Noise Project is doing about it, and how the event was covered by the media. “For instance, I learnt to look. To stand in a crowded public space and look. Not to smile, not to shuffle my...
Costa Rica: Mrs. World 2006 fiasco video
Uri Ridelman does some YouTube investigating and comes away convinced that Mrs. Costa Rica was robbed of her crown after “confussion was created by sound problems with the audio speakers thus not allowing to clearly hear name of the winning country.”
Ghana: West Africa's ICT center
Accra by Day and Night blogs about “Ghana-India Kofi Annan ICT Centre of Excellence,” West Africa's state-of-the-art ICT center.
Daniel Duquenal posts the translation by Alexandra Beech of an article from El Diario Caracas which, according to Duquenal, “goes a long way in illustrating how silently but surely chavismo is seeding the plant of anti Semitism.”
Sri Lanka: LTTE and Pakistan
LankaWatch on the politics of playing one country against the other in the sub-continent by the LTTE. “LTTE has only managed to paint itself into a corner – the same corner occupied by the Islamic fundamentalist and other terrorists groups. India like Pakistan will continue to help the menace of...
Kenya: know your MP
Kenyan Pundit asks, “What would you like to know about your MP?“
Nepal: Death of a dignitary
The government reacts differently to people's death. If you're a dignitary, the nation might get a few days off says United We Blog! “I don’t want to be portrayed as an insensitive and emotionless idiot but this special treatment to those who died in chopper crash has clearly done injustice...
India: Polio and Children
The dreaded Polio, despite best efforts still has to leave India. Pickled Politics has more. “Health workers report that the cause is a rumour circulating that the vaccine is in fact a Western form of birth control designed to curtail the proliferation of Muslims.”
Tunisia: Opening prisons to the world
At this site, I’m trying to show videos that show or speak about human rights abuses, and – as in the Tunisian video above – the impact of human rights abuses on ordinary people. I don’t speak Arabic, so how do I know what this video’s about? It's thanks to...
Hamed Ghodosi says authorities, blame Afghan refugees or immigrants for high rate of unemployment instead of lack of foreign investment and low economic movement in country. The blogger says in National Radio an interviewee said I am a jobless technician and a bunch of Afghans are working here. The blogger...
Posts from Peru
This time it is three rather than two weekly summaries from the guys at Perú Político: Weekly Chronicle (September 6 to the 12) and Weekly Chronicle (September 13 – 19) Gobierno y Congreso tras el clamor popular, and there is a version in English for readers of the anglophone world:...
Peru: The Peruvian Pirate Party
October 28 marks the Peruvian Pirate Party launch event. As Luis Gustavo Lira explains [ES]: “The Peruvian Pirate Party is the political branch of Cultura Libre [ES]. We have got two seats in The Commission for the Development of the Information Society (CODESI). The Commission for the Development of the...