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20 October 2006

Stories from 20 October 2006

Brazil: The Media Empire Bows to Blogs

There is something very different going on in the Brazilian media arena. It all started a week ago with a cover story published in the magazine Carta Capital, headlined: The...

Tahiti: Google Earth Shots

Tavana Daniel of Tahiti: Litterature is (Fr) happy google earth updated their aerial shots of Tahiti but laments that the picture was not taken on a sunny day. She provides...

Guyana: Reality Shows

Providence Stadium puts forward a few ideas for Guyanese reality shows.

Cuba: Havana in photos and video

Flickr user silvertopixel has a series of lovely art photos of street life in Havana. And Lisetcruz posts a YouTube video with views of Havana's famous Malecón and a matching...

Trinidad & Tobago: The globalisation of Second Life

Trinidad blogger and Second Life player Taran Rampersad looks at Second Life in the context of the global economy: “Issues of Digital Divide are as much of a factor as...

Bermuda: Green Day

Adjustah provides a roundup of the recent commentary from his fellow Bermudian bloggers, noting that today several of them are observing “Green Day” in protest of the preservation of the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Folk wisdom

Christopher Yee Mon dishes out some Trinidadian folk wisdom gleaned from his Auntie Kim. An example: “To Cool You Down in the Sun (Heat Stroke?): Drink Maryshutyuhdoor. Maryshutyuhdoor is the...

Uzbekistan: A New Tune?

At, Bertrand reports that Uzbekistan's president is using a new explanation for last year's violence in Andijon and he discusses some of the possible explanations for this change.

Nigeria: Africa Salsa Congress

Africans love salsa! Naija Blog announces that Africa Salsa Congress will take place in Nigeria.

Nigeria: economic benefits of railway transportation

StockmarketNigeria discusses the economic benefits of railway transportation in Nigeria: “The resuscitation of rail transportation in Nigeria had only been more of a political promise since the exit of the...

Mali: the music of Ali Farka Toure

Matsuli music remembers the great Malian musician, Ali Farka Toure: “Cancer claimed Ali Farka Toure's life earlier this year. I'm thankful we can continue to feel his presence in the...

Gambia: President appoints new cabinet

Following the recent Presidential election, the President of the Republic of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, appoints his new cabinet. Home of the Mandinmories writes about the appointment: “There is not a...

Armenia: Burglaries

Life in Armenia blogger Raffi K. says that there sppears to be a large number of burglaries in Yerevan.

Tanzania: blogging the Rwanda genocide tribunal

A Walk on the Wild Side writes about his experience at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania, “The case I was attached to is often refered to...

Kazakhstan: Brawl in Atyrau

A fight broke out between Turkish and Kazakh workers in Atyrau, Kazakhstan. The Atyrau Informant has photos and a brief report on what took place.

Kyrgyzstan: Blog Roundup

Yulia of neweurasia sums up the week in Kyrgyz blogs.

Venezuela: Meaning of Security Council Vote

Caracas Chronicles on what the UN Security Council vote is really all about: “Those of us focused on Venezuelan affairs will tend to examine the UN Security Council election this...

Ecuador: Fear Campaigns

Alejandro Giacometti has a interesting comparison of fear tactics used in campaigning both in Ecuador and the United States. Colin Brayton translates an article about the “detention of the representative...

El Salvador, Honduras: Island Dispute

Tim Muth links to some excellent resources to better understand the newest land dispute between El Salvador and Honduras, this time over the uninhabited island of Conejo in the Gulf...

Argentina: History of Opera and Football

Some history today from Buenos Aires. The upcoming renovation of the downtown opera house, Teatro Colón has inspired Jeff Barry to to begin a series on the history of opera...

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