17 November 2006

Stories from 17 November 2006

Bolivia: Constituent Assembly Consensus

  17 November 2006

Bolivia Rising translates a piece from La Razon about the political forces seeking consensus to resolve regulations for the Constituent Assembly which will rewrite the nation's constitution.

Mexico: Protesting Wal-Mart

  17 November 2006

Erwin Cifuentes describes Tuesday's demonstration at a Wal-Mart store on the outskirts of Mexico City. Colin Brayton adds that “Wal-Mart is accused of having violated Mexican election laws with impunity in 2006 and so has been the target of disruptions by the “vote by vote” social movement lead by López...

Latin America: Technorati en Español

  17 November 2006

Martin Varsavsky confirms [ES] that Technorati will soon be available in Spanish. Argentine blogger Mariano Amartino notes [ES], “what's interesting is that, despite the fact that we're just 2% of the worldwide blogosphere, we're recognized as “the most global language” of all [the blogs] that are tracked on the site....

Latin America, Venezuela: Polling Wars

  17 November 2006

On top of Boz's weekly poll numbers he also ventures into the controversial territory of the Venezuela polling wars and predicts that neither Chavez nor Rosales will win over 54% of the vote. Daniel Duquenal concentrates on Venezuela's state elections and Oil Wars is skeptical of a recent poll that...

Jamaica: “I am HIV”

  17 November 2006

It's widely acknowledged, in the Caribbean and elsewhere, that the fear of stigma and discrimination is a major factor preventing people with HIV/AIDS from seeking treatment or from admitting their HIV status publicly. For this woman, however, photographed in the streets of Kingston, Jamaica by blogger and Flickr user Ria...

Iran:Violence against an Iranian student in UCLA

  17 November 2006

According to Iraniantruth, Mostafa Tabatabainejad, a UCLA student, was repeatedly stunned with a Taser and then taken into custody when he did not exit the CLICC Lab in Powell Library in a timely manner. Community Service Officers had asked Tabatabainejad to leave after he failed to produce his BruinCard during...

Cambodia: After the Vietnamese Left

  17 November 2006

Chhay Vet continues his series of memoirs on the recent history of Cambodia. In this episode he recalls the years immidiately after the Vietnamese left Cambodia. The Vietnamse initially attacked Cambodia in 1978 and got rid of the infamous Khmer Rouge regime but stayed on till the early 90s.

Philippines: Falling TV Profits

  17 November 2006

Mike Abundo writes about the falling profits of mainstream television stations in Philippines.”t’s about time Filipinos connected with each other and the rest of the world, instead of the cheap outdated shit local networks try to shovel down the throats of the masses. Philippine TV networks should either get on...

Singapore: Retrenchment Compensation

  17 November 2006

Blueheeler in Singapore applauds the newly lauched compensation scheme for retrenched workers in Malaysia and says that Singapore should implement similar policies.