6 October 2006

Stories from 6 October 2006

Air Collision in Brazil Triggers Strong Words of Blame

  6 October 2006

It's been a week since the collision of an Embraer Legacy 600 jet with GOL Airlines 737-800 Flight 1907 which plunged into the Amazon jungle Friday, killing all 154 people aboard in Brazil's worst air disaster. Some peculiar facts about the accident are turning the case into a battle of...

Russia, Georgia: Crisis Continues

  6 October 2006

As the confrontation between Georgia and Russia continues, so does the discussion of it in the Russian blogosphere. Below are some of the exchanges, translated from Russian. LJ user plushev writes: I don't even remember when nearly everyone was writing on one subject. Beslan, perhaps. Was there anything like this...

Barbados: USA eats crow

  6 October 2006

“Will Mr. Barbados give up that new Oriental girlfriend and go back with the rich man’s daughter?” asks a cheeky Barbados Free Press, contemplating the USA's attempts to woo back Caribbean nations who have been accepting gifts from China.

Iran:My sweet little terrorist song

You can read lyrics and listen to English songs of 127 band from Iran. In my sweet little terrorist lyric, we read “legally I'm nobody , when I cross the border I'm somebody mean my international rights are in some poiticians thought,I'm just a dream as I turn to this...

A Groundnut Western?

  6 October 2006

Senegal is considering building a rail line that would pass through Casamance, inspiring Blog Politique du Senegal (Fr) to imagine a new kind of Western involving a train heist and a wagon car complete with saloon girls, an upright piano, poker and a bar brawl, with the Movement of Democratic...

Congo-Brazzaville: Corruption Wall of Shame

  6 October 2006

Les Nouveaux Riches Congolais (Fr), part critique, part satire, uses its blog as a wall of shame for those in Congo-Brazzaville who have allegedly gotten rich through unscrupulous or illegal means. The site also includes a creative reinterpration of key articles of the constitution: “ARTICLE 47: Public goods are sacred...

Argentina: First International Festival of Design

  6 October 2006

The city government weblog, Blog Pasa en Buenos Aires previews the first International Festival of Design [ES] taking place in “El Dorrego” from Oct. 12 to 29. Entrance is free and more information is available on the website of the Metropolitan Center of Design [ES].

Brazil: Tecno Brega

  6 October 2006

Alexandre at Critical World Blog looks at Brazilian Tecno Brega as a way to “build markets on top of social commons.”

Mexico, Spain: Video Blogging

  6 October 2006

Alfredo, who maintains the weblog “Mexicans in Spain” introduces Roger Casas-Alatriste [ES], a Mexican national living in Madrid and working on the online video platform MobuzzTV [ES].

Colombia: “Operación Dragón,” 2 years later

  6 October 2006

Adam Isacson describes “Operación Dragón”, who was involved, who was affected, and where it stands now: “It has been two years now, and the Operación Dragón case has not moved at all within Colombia's justice system. The files are probably on somebody's desk at the attorney-general's office, but Operación Dragón...

Venezuela: Its Own Playboy

  6 October 2006

Venezuela became the fourth Latin American country to claim its own version of Playboy on Tuesday. The Venezuelan model, Jennifer Rodriguez, adorns the first issue's cover says Huguito [ES].

Kangi Alem on American Empire

  6 October 2006

Togolese writer Kangi Alem discusses (Fr) Noam Chomsky's Hegemony or Survival: The Imperialist Strategy of the United States and the dark side of America's international role. Alem calls the U.S. “a highly original form of democracy that imposes itself with arms, bombs and artillery” and says that “the hegemonic pretentions...

Tahitian Ballet

  6 October 2006

Part kitsch, part grande spectacle, La danse tahitienne (Fr) calls Tahitian ballet “a cultural revolution somewhere between Bollywood and Cirque du Soleil.”

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