3 November 2006

Stories from 3 November 2006

Reunion: Moslems and Music

  3 November 2006

Zarabes.info, the blog of the moslem community in La Reunion, rounds up (Fr) various recent articles about moslems and music and asks: “What is the real relationship between Reunion moslems and music? What will happen during Sharukh Khan's next concert?”

Mexico: Altar de Muertos

  3 November 2006

Eduardo of Ocho Cuartos writes jokingly about what a Monterrey Altar de Muertos [ES] would look like: “Our altar would be finely decorated with an ashtray of “the mountain city,” a replica of the faro del comercio monument, a traffic citation for $300 pesos; all of which would be above...

Mexico: Oaxaca at a Standoff

  3 November 2006

Liz Henry adds to the immense amount of commentary and analysis on the continuing violence in Oaxaca by looking at the role women and female bloggers have taken in the movement. Colin Brayton disagrees with the translated verb conjugation of a Washington Post reference to Proceso's Jorge Carrasco. Ana Maria...

Panama, Guatemala, Venezuela: Security Council Compromise

  3 November 2006

“Certain governments and institutions in the region (especially the international media) are desperate to divide the region into two camps and force everyone to choose sides,” comments Boz in a post that applauds the decision by Guatemala and Venezuela to support Panama as a compromise choice for the UN Security...

Chile: First Wimax Nation in Latin America?

  3 November 2006

Journalist and veteran blogger María Pastora Sandoval writes in El Mercurio Online [ES] that Chile became the first country to transmit WiMax internet access last week during a Formula 1 racing event. A commenter named “Onan” disputed the claim [ES], however, when it was mentioned on ALT1040, saying that Colombia...

Argentina: Blog de Alzheimers

  3 November 2006

Mariano Amartino applauds the concept [ES] of Mal de Alzheimer [ES[, a weblog which aggregates experiences, resources, and information regarding Alzheimer's Disease.

Africa: Africans and African-Americans

  3 November 2006

Home of the Mandinmories on the relationship between African and African-Americans, “We failed to take the time to learn enough about each other and end up sticking to preconcieved notions. Thus we end up in isolated communes within the same city.”

Africa: taking orphans to the West

  3 November 2006

Jackfruity writes, “It's a horrifically crass thing to joke about, but here at Jackfruity we're all about crassness (not to mention ending clauses with dangling prepositions), so I'll go ahead and say it: if I had 100 shillings for every time I've been asked to take a Ugandan child back...

Kazakhstan: Borat

  3 November 2006

With the “Borat” movie appearing in theaters today, Sean Roberts asks if Americans really get the joke and KZBlog reports on some reactions to the character.

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