Stories from 15 November 2006
Le Pangolin encourages (Fr) readers to go see Bamako, a Malian film directed by Abderrhamanne Sissako which tackles the issue of African debt. The film recently received the Grand Prix du Public at the Cannes Film Festival.
DANWEI studies the “Rules for handling re-education cases for Liaoning Provice security organizations” and outlines the 14 classes of individuals will not be given re-education for their involvement in prostitution.
ESWN comments on the recent figure on China riots which claimed to have reduced one fifth. Then he found out that there are two sets of figures one on mass incidents one on public order disturbances, however, it is unclear what is the difference between the two.
Robert Koehler at Marmot's Hole reports that a blogger has received pressure from university because of his blogging about Dokdo, an island with territorial controversy between Japan and South Korea.
London-based Trinidadian journalist and foodie Franka Philip reports on the dry run for her annual Christmas cake.
BlogHer's Liz Henry highlights blogs by Cuban librarians.
Juancito Pinto was a little drummer boy, who had traded his drum for a rifle during the War of the Pacific of the 1880s. He perished at the hands of the Chilean army and his name is still synonymous with Bolivia’s long standing attempts to recuperate sovereign access to the...
Lenin's Tomb, Moscow, USSR, 1985 – by JoeBlogger Three months before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the legendary “sound-manipulator” Sergei Kuryokhin proved quite convincingly (albeit facetiously) that Vladimir Lenin had been a mushroom and a radio wave. Kuryokhin died on July 9, 1996, at the age of 42. His...
Yulia translates a post by Inga of neweurasia looking at who wins and loses with Kyrgyzstan's new constitution.
Dan O'Huiginn analyzes a recent shakeup in Georgia's cabinet.
Kyrgyz Report says that the president's decision to appoint a board for the state radio and television underlines the country's need for a true reformer.
Christian Garbis reports that Yerevan's air quality is significantly decreasing and says that natural gas rather than gasoline for fueling is necessary to improve the city's air quality.
Alfredo Octavio, a consistent source of criticism about Chavez's rule, wonders if the opposition would be able to do any better.
From Uruguay describes all the work that went into this year's Iberoamerica Summit held in Montevideo.
BBS forums used to be the venue of choice to make oneself seen and heard in the Chinese blogsphere, until blogs came along and most of the biggest and best BBS names took their reputations and readers and set up their own spaces. While BBSes, some in blog+BBS hybrid form,...
Colombian blogger Arlovich Correa Manchola says [ES]: “studying should be just as fun as reading and authoring blogs. But, today, it's as boring as having to listen to anachronistic old people who nest their truth in history.”
Aleksander Boyd's Vcrisis.com now has an Ecuador-focused sister-site, writes A.M. Mora y Leon. The pro-trade Ecrisis.net [ES] so far has little information about who is behind the site.
Romulo Lopez Cordero of ¡¡¡Cambiemos Ecuador!!! (“Let's Change Ecuador!”) was recently in Guatemala where he recorded a four-part podcast [ES] with Pablo Kleinman, Chilean journalist Pia Greene, and Eneas Biglione about current Latin American political issues.
Colin Brayton forks out nearly US$ 20 for the Harvard Business Review Brasil only to be disappointed that it contains no articles by Brazilians or about the country.
Even as quite a few blogs found the peace agreement between the Maoists and the Ruling Alliance , Blogdai has slightly different thoughts to share. “We in Nepal are so blind that we will trust these thugs again and again because we are too stupid to differentiate between what sounds...
ICT for Peacebuilding on an initiative called Peace Connectivity Programme for Religious Clergy. “Conducted by the Centre for Peace Building and Reconciliation it’s a fascinating initiative that when you first read it, sounds an oxymoron – teaching non-violent conflict transformation to Buddhist clergy brings to mind the old adage on...