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8 November 2006

Stories from 8 November 2006

Madagascar: Franco-Malagasy Solidarity

Harinjaka is happy that a local French NGO is flying Francia, a local girl in need of specialized surgery, to France for the operation but thinks (Fr): “the best way...

La Reunion: Controversial President

La Reunion is an overseas department of France situated in the Indian Ocean. Of the department's President, Nassimah Dindar, blogger Pierrot Dupuy writes that (Fr): “she is capable of cynicism...

Trinidad & Tobago: Corporate Social Responsibility

Karel McIntosh provides an overview of corporate social responsibility in the Trinidad and Tobago context. And Francomenz asserts that “It’s sad that we may have to actually legislate magnanimity in...

St. Lucia: Overstaying one's welcome in office

With a general election coming up in his native St. Lucia, Matthew Hunte muses on Sting's departure from The Police and politicians who overstay their welcome in office.

Aruba: Royal no-show

In ArubaGirl's neck of the woods, the rumour that Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is going to pay a visit to their church fills the pews on Sunday.

Jamaica: Cultures clash over “dutty wine”

Ria Bacon comments on the clash of cultures taking place in the discussions surrounding the ultra-popular “dutty wine” dance since moves associated with the latter allegedly caused the death of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Cutlass as metaphor

For Taran Rampersad, knowledge of the existence of a “brushing cutlass” — or a lack thereof — provides a useful metaphor for the digital divide.

Jamaica: Poet Shara McCallum

The subject of Geoffrey Philp's latest installment in his “In My Own Words” series is Jamaica-born poet Shara McCallum.

Armenia: Farewell Aram

Blogrel notes the passing of Aram Asatryan, a famous Armenian musician.

Kazakhstan: Of Phony Anthems

KZ Blog writes that the fake national anthem featured in the Borat movie is good satire of some of the things in which the Kazakhstani government takes pride.

Colombia, El Salvador: Shakira

John Guzman at Proyecto Colombia congratulates Shakira who took home four Latin Grammy’s. Tim Muth says that just a couple days later the Colombian pop diva was in San Salvador...

Cuba and the Internet

There has been a lot of talk lately in the Cuban blogosphere about Cuba's attitude towards the Internet. The reactions appear to be as diverse as the myriad persons concerned...

Peru: Transportation in Lima

Adding to his public transportation reviews of Los Angeles, Mexico City, Bogotá, and Caracas, David of A Ride for the Climate (who is cycling throughout Latin America) offers a transport...

Armenia: US Election

Life in Armenia says that the results of US congressional elections is good for Armenian causes.

Colombia: Interesting poll numbers

Citing the most recent Invamer-Gallup poll of 1,000 Colombians in four cities and notes that President Álvaro Uribe's popularity fell six percentage points.

Chile: Senator Flores Withdraws from Party

Senator and vetaran blogger, Fernando Flores, has posted a letter [ES] he sent to Party For Democracy head Sergio Bitar announcing his withdrawal from the political party, which has been...

Tanzania: Samsung's investment

Tanzania In Focus discusses Samsung's economic interests in Tanzania.

Venezuela: Rafael Ramirez's Controversial Speech

Both Tomas Sancio and Miguel Octavio have links to a video (Octavio also links to an English translation) of Minister of Energy and Oil and President of PDVSA Rafael Ramirez...

Nicaragua: Ortega Triumphs, US Protests

Leftside takes a look at how the US reacted to Ortega's victory in Nicaragua's presidential elections. Erwin Cifuentes has lots of informative election-related links. “Goyo and Juanita” at Pura Vida...

Malawi: open source software from Malawi

With a light touch, Soyapi Mumba writes about free software developed in Malawi, “Fortunately, in the software world, with special thanks to free and open source software licences and the...

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