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3 November 2006

Stories from 3 November 2006

Reunion: Moslems and Music

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...

Mexico: Altar de Muertos

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,”...

Mexico: Oaxaca at a Standoff

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...

Panama, Guatemala, Venezuela: Security Council Compromise

“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...

Chile: First Wimax Nation in Latin America?

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...

Argentina: Blog de Alzheimers

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

Cuba: 5 questions with Sandra M. Castillo

The latest installment in Geoffrey Philp's “Five Questions” series is an interview with Cuban writer Sandra M. Castillo.

Africa: Africans and African-Americans

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....

Nigeria: anything can happen

In Nigeria, anything can happen.

Africa: taking orphans to the West

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...

Kenya: are digital newspapers a rip off?

The idea of selling Kenyans abroad digital newspapers is great, but poorly executed.

Kazakhstan: Borat

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.

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Protests Continue

The Roberts Report has photos from protests as does Flickr user teokaye. Registan.net has a summary of the last two days’ news.

Kazakhstan: Abilov Trial

Adam Kesher reports that one of Kazakhstan's most popular opposition figures faces prison.

Tajikistan: Low Key

Alexander Sadikov reports that with Tajikistan's presidential election only three days away, the campaign is still very low key.

Africa: missing very little about the US

There is very little Kenyan Pundit misses about the US.

Kazakhstan: The Last Czechs

Leila reports that Kazakhstan's very small Czech community, which was repatriated in recent years.

Poland: Driving Deaths

The beatroot writes about a significant number of lethal car accidents that occurred in Poland on the day Polish families visit graves of their dead relatives.

Latvia: News Roundup

All About Latvia posts a news roundup.

Russia: Moloko Store

Snowsquare posts a picture of what looks like “the last unbranded store in central Moscow.”

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