20 November 2006

Stories from 20 November 2006

South Korea: anti Korean websites

  20 November 2006

Robert Koehler at Marmot's Hole lists out some anti-Korean websites. However, he disagrees with local newspapers’ opinion that government should step in and intervene.

Venezuela: Eight Polls

  20 November 2006

Eight recent polls on Venezuela’s elections are summarized by Reste@dos [ES]. The post includes the numbers from the Welsch / Observatorio Hannah Arendt released yesterday, as well as poll numbers from Datanálisis, Hinterlaces, Evans & McDonough, Consultores 21, IVAD, CECA, Keller, and Penn, Schoen & Berland. Main points from the...

Haiti: Reviving Tourism

  20 November 2006

JoJo at Collectif Haiti de Provence points to a haitian news article about Haiti's collaboration with Chilean architectural consultants in view of developing tourist resorts. The blogger's reaction to the story (Fr):”Nations living under the constant threat of violence certainly maintain a touristic tradition that is valid for the region....

Belize: Garifuna Settlement Day

  20 November 2006

Lee Vanderwalker offers some historical background to Garifuna Settlement Day, which is observed in Belize on November 19, and commemorates the 174th anniversary of the Garifuna people's arrival in Belize. Lee's post also includes a link to music samples by Belizean Garifuna musician and activist Andy Palacio.

Barbados: Ruling party nominates opposition for a Piggy award

  20 November 2006

Barbados’ ruling political party seems to be taking blogging quite seriously. The Barbados Labour Party has posted documents on its blog to further support its nomination of opposition party member David Thompson for the “Piggies at the Trough” awards. According to the Barbados Free Press blog, which inaugurated the award,...

Bahamas: Cyril Stevenson

  20 November 2006

Larry Smith discusses the career of journalist, newspaper publisher and politician Cyril Stevenson — who died recently at age 92 — whose “lifetime spanned the entire modern political history of the Bahamas”.

East Timor: Coffee Industry

  20 November 2006

Diligence in his post titled The coffee report describes the Coffee Industry in East Timor. Coffee contributes to about 90% of East Timor's export earnings.

Russia: New and Old Hotels

  20 November 2006

Stop by at Snowsquare to see pictures of Hotel Rossiya (“The last of the great Soviet-era central Moscow landmark hotels will soon be no more.”) and its demolition (“All that remains of what was one of the largest hotels in the world.”), as well as Ritz-Carlton built in place of...

India: The war with China in 1962

  20 November 2006

Kamla Bhatt has a podcast with a Professor who teaches at the School of International Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University. “Prof. Rajesh Rajagopalan talks about the events leading up to the India-China war of 1962. What were the perceptions, misperceptions that led to the war?”

Russia: More Alarming Changes

  20 November 2006

Alex(ei) of The Russian Dilettante's Weblog writes that a “a former KGB colleague of Putin” will likely be appointed as head of “Gazprom's oil-producing arm, Gazpromneft.” Also, Russian legislators are introducing a law according to which “candidates may no longer engage in personal criticism of their opponents. Ridiculous as it...

India: Bad Roads and Good Economy

  20 November 2006

Atanu Dey links the importance and contribution of infrastructure (in this case good roads) to economic development. “He believed that because India was an underdeveloped economy that the roads were bad. He got the causality wrong. It is because the roads are bad (among other things) that India is a...

Nepal: Anti-Indian Establishment and Prachanda

  20 November 2006

The Maoist leader Prachanda on a visit to India appears to have spoken in favour of India over Pakistan. United We Blog! on the deep anti-Indian establishment sentiment in Nepal. “Every time the trade treaty nears to expiration, we have one fear: how much will Indians exploit while renewing it....

Bangladesh: The Voters List

  20 November 2006

Drishtipat on the issue of voters list for elections in Bangladesh – providing a chronology of events and process. “Throughout the process described above, there is clear evidence of bias by the election commission towards the then ruling party and incompetence and lack of transparency in the whole process of...

Bangladesh: Black Badge for Free Elections

  20 November 2006

Protest finds different ways of expression. Take Back Bangladesh on the black ribbon, and why your blog should wear one to support free and fair elections in the country. “Back in 1969-71, wearing a small rectangular BLACK BADGE on the arm or chest became a powerful symbol of protest against...