Stories from 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?”
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...
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...
“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...
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...
Mariano Amartino applauds the concept [ES] of Mal de Alzheimer [ES[, a weblog which aggregates experiences, resources, and information regarding Alzheimer's Disease.
The latest installment in Geoffrey Philp's “Five Questions” series is an interview with Cuban writer Sandra M. Castillo.
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.”
In Nigeria, anything can happen.
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...
The idea of selling Kenyans abroad digital newspapers is great, but poorly executed.
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.
The Roberts Report has photos from protests as does Flickr user teokaye. Registan.net has a summary of the last two days’ news.
Adam Kesher reports that one of Kazakhstan's most popular opposition figures faces prison.
Alexander Sadikov reports that with Tajikistan's presidential election only three days away, the campaign is still very low key.
There is very little Kenyan Pundit misses about the US.
Leila reports that Kazakhstan's very small Czech community, which was repatriated in recent years.
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.
All About Latvia posts a news roundup.
Snowsquare posts a picture of what looks like “the last unbranded store in central Moscow.”
Copydude writes about being the “self-loading freight” for the Lithuanian Eurolines bus company.