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2 November 2006

Stories from 2 November 2006

Kazakhstan: Alphabet Change

Dmitrii comments at neweurasia on Kazakhstan's decision to change the Kazakh language's alphabet from Cyrillic to Latin, saying that it was the right choice to make. (RUS)

Armenia: Notes from the Blogosphere

Onnik Krikorian gives a glimpse of recent discussions in the Armenian blogosphere.

Kyrgyzstan: Protest Against President

Kyrgyz Report has been posting regular updates on and photos from the protests in Bishkek demanding the resignation of the president and prime minister.

Kyrgyzstan: Rodeo

Trent Milan reports on how the rodeo he helped organize in Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan turned out.

Nicaragua: Sunday's Elections

Writing from Costa Rica, Tim gives a short, investment-minded introduction to Nicaragua's Sunday elections.

Argentina: Darwin in South America

“Interested in South America and have a scientific bent? Then lose yourself for weeks among the complete work of Charles Darwin, now available online. It’s quite an astonishing collection pulled...

Costa Rica: New Traffic Laws

The REAL Costa Rica Blog says that the new traffic laws and fines are ridiculous.

Venezuela: Vuelvan Caras

Guillermo Parra translates an Op-Ed by Elizabeth Araujo about Chavez's respect for Castro and the revamped Vuevan Caras Mission [ES].

Mexico: Oaxaca Protest Update

¡Pura Vida! describes a political demonstration in Monterrey in support of protesting Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca and against the use of force by federal police. Ana Maria...

Malaysia: Palagiarism by Editor

Jeff Ooi at the Screenshots blog writes that Malaysia's New Straits Time Press[NSTP] is threatening to sue BBC over a report filed by its Malaysian correspondent. The BBC story said...

Peru, Venezuela: Humala denies he received campaign money

Living in Peru and Peru Election 2006 both mention the continuing speculations that Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, financed the campaign of nationalist Ollanta Humala in Peru's last presidential elections.

Kenya: politics and religion

Religious political parties are entering Kenyan politics. Young Joint thinks religion should stay out of politics.

South Africa: state funeral for P.W. Botha?

Dumisani argues that state funeral for P.W. Botha is simply a bad idea, “We actually have a debate about whether it's appropriate to name South Africa's main international airport after...

Global Food Blog Report #34

#1: From Spain: Cocinova cooks up a delicious "Pollo en Salsa de Chocolate" (Chicken in Chocolate Sauce) EN/ES Esta deliciosa receta la probé en casa de Mª Ángeles, y aunque...

Trinidad & Tobago: DNA testing

Trinidad and Tobago's police comply promptly with a request from their London counterparts for a DNA sample. Why, wonders the Modest Goddess, didn't they act with the same promptness in...

Who owns Jamaica?

The central issue in Jamaica's next general election, says Xamayca, is determining who has “ownership” of the country.

Jamaica: Marley/Rastafari survey

Geoffrey Philp publishes the results of his Bob Marley/Rastafari survey and posts an “In My Own Words” piece with Jamaican writer Donna Weir-Soley.

Jamaica: An absent skill

Francis Wade tries to put his finger on the thing he believes makes Jamaicans an “unreflective” people: “Our reluctance to pursue these inner questions leaves the wild contradictions in our...

Bahrain: Mahmood Blog Unblocked!

Mahmood's blogs was officially unblocked today. He had to make some concessions in order to lift the ban on his site; specifically, he removed few posts and all attendant comments...

Blogging Tunisia: Good News and Bad News

The good news is that Tunisia won't bomb Aljazeera TV channel. It just has put an end to its diplomatic representation in Qatar and shut down its embassy in Doha....

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