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October, 2006

Stories from October, 2006

Argentina: Music: Pablo Dacal Live

Fernando Casale has uploaded a video of a live rehearsal of Pablo Dacal and La Orquesta de Salón.

Mexico: Oaxaca and Mexico City

It's going to be a busy Friday in Mexico City, writes Ana Maria Salazar: “once again the marches and protest will take over the City, in addition to being “Quincena”,...

Brazil: Election Analysis

Bloggings by Boz gives his five points on Lula's electoral victory. Matthew Shugart notes that “Geraldo Alckmin actually did worse in the two-candidate runoff than he had done in the...

Mexico: First Hand Account of Oaxaca Violence

Having met Bradley Will a week before his death in Oaxaca, British Journalist John Dickey asks, “does a gringo always have to die for the world to act?” Dickey also...

Lebanon: Political Uncertainty and Men

Many Lebanese blogs are reflecting the internal political bickering that is creating an atmosphere of uncertainty about the future of the country. Most of the posts in this weeks review...

Barbados: Who's your First World daddy?

Barbados Free Press takes issue with Barbados Labour Party strategists’ designation of Prime Minister Owen Arthur as the “Father of First World Barbados”.

Guyana: Celebrity culture

When Guyana finally develops a celebrity culture, who will qualify? wonders MediaCritic, offering some suggestions as to who might occupy the A-, B- and C-lists.

Guyana: The generator did it

Guyana-Gyal is “reduced to the lowest common denominator” by a noisy generator.

Swahili Blogosphere: Madonna, power rationing, and illiterate thieves

Chemi Che Mponda sums up her feelings about critics of Madonna's adoption of a Malawian baby, David Banda: David Banda kazaliwa katika umaskini, lakini leo anaishi katika utajiri. Na lazima...

Hugo Chavez in the Iranian left-wing blogs

Hugo Chavez, the leftist Venezuelan President, has developed a very friendly relationship with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian Islamist President. Iran even awarded the Venezuelan President its highest state medal for...

Trinidad & Tobago: Halloween

At Halloween, “not a tradition associated with the English-speaking Caribbean,” Trinidadians seem happy to mimic the styles coming out of North America, observes Laura at the Caribbean Beat weblog, but...

Haiti: Circles of Change

A recently posted YouTube video (in kwéyol with English subtitles) introduces a programme in Haiti called Circles of Change, which seeks to empower individuals by developing their sense of personal...

Kenya: a photo with Michael Johnson

“A random guy walks over, sits next to me, insists that I’m a hero and asks if I would honour him by taking a photo with him. Despite my tiredness...

Africa: China-Africa connection

The Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable on China-African connection:”No wonder when you consider that trade between China and Africa amounted to $38 billion in 2005, according to the World Bank. What upsets...

Singapore: Thoughts on China-South East Asian Nations Summit

Beyond.sg has Singapore's Foreign Minister guest blogging and sharing his views on the recently concluded China-ASEAN(Association of South East Asian Nations) summit.

East Timor: Youth Gangs

Timorsunshine posts a link to a report on groups and gangs in East Timor. ‘Enjoy reading it! It's a great ‘resource’ map for the kind of groups and gangs that...

Nicaragua: US Conservatives Support Rizo

Adam Isacson tries to understand why US columnist Robert Novak and conservative talk show host Oliver North – ” who first made his name illegally running guns to the Nicaraguan...

Jamaica: Mediocrity

“We are the people of the plateau—we work as much as is necessary to reach a flat, safe place,” says Jamaican novelist Marlon James of his compatriots. “Then we stay...

Jamaica: Striking it rich

Francis Wade considers what could happen if Jamaica were suddenly to strike it rich.

Bermuda: Dr. Brown's opportunity

Valentine Michael Smith leaves aside satire for a moment and considers the opportunity that lies before Bermuda's newly elected Premier, Dr. Ewart Brown.

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