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27 November 2006

Stories from 27 November 2006

Caribbean: West Indies cricket team's #1 fan profiles the “West Indies’ [cricket team's] #1 fan”.

Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada: Public transportation

Over at the Caribbean Beat weblog, Laura Dowrich shares some advice about public transportation in Trinidad and notes a few of the unique features of Grenada's buses.

Bermuda: Premier hosts students

Edward Rance reports on a dinner hosted by the Premier of Bermuda for Bermudian students studying in the UK and the post-dinner Q&A session where the students asked the Premier...

Belize: A bang-up tourist season

Lee Vanderwalker of Caye Caulker, Belize, is busy with preparations for this year's tourist season, which from the feedback she's been getting is going to be “a bang up year.”

Barbados: Machismo and domestic violence against men

Two radio personalities make light of a news report about a barrister who has reminded Barbadian men that the Domestic Violence (Protection Orders) Act offers protection to them as well...

Barbados: Fatted calf speech

The Barbados Labour Party publishes on its blog a scanned image of what is alleged to be a page of a speech given by a member of the opposition party...

Venezuela: Campaigning and History

Miguel Octavio describes the “perverse symbolism of the location of Chavez’ closing rally.”

Bolivia: Morales in the Netherlands

Miguel Buitrago describes Evo Morales’ upcoming travel plans as social unrest continues domestically: “Morales cannot stay outside Bolivia more than 5 days, since he does not have permission of Parliament...

India: Caste and reservations

National Highway on caste matters and reservation. “But if a ‘meritorious’ person like him could achieve so much in life despite such hardships, why do we need reservations at all?...

Bolivia: Questions for Bolivian Ambassador to US

Have you got a question for the Bolivian Ambassador to the US? Now is the time to ask it as Jim Shultz prepares for his upcoming interview.

India: A writing exercise

Caferati has a writing exercise that asks writers to write from the other side of the fence. “It could be a poem extolling child labour. A monologue from a necrophiliac....

Nepal: Peace Process

Nepali Netbook comments on the peace process being a farce. “Protestors injured in the April Uprising want representation in the interim parliament. Can the relatives of those killed be far...

Colombia: TeleSur Reporter Arrested

The Narcosphere and Western Hemisphere Policy Watch come to different conclusions on the detention of TeleSur reporter Freddy Muñoz by Colombian authorities. Dan Feder of Narcosphere writes: “At the very...

Pakistan: Government tracks your movement

The Oyster travel card in London maybe a bit more than just a device for convenience according to Suspect Paki. “If you register your Oyster Card, the police can, without...

Bangladesh: Family in the country

Andrew Morris on family in Bangladesh and UK. “It never ceases to amaze me here that ‘family members’ can travel across the country, turn up unannounced at a relative's home,...

Cote d'Ivoire: France and UN Resolution 1721

Generation Consciente writes (Fr): “Despite its best efforts, Paris did not succeed in getting the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution that might oust President Gbagbo. After intense negotiations...

Pakistan: Headgear for Pakistan

All Things Pakistan has a wonderful post on headgear in Pakistan. “Even though with increased travel, TV, and urbanization some of the caps (not turbans, though) worn in one part...

Ecuador: Rafael Correa Wins Election

A.M. Mora y Leon tries to make sense of Rafael Correa's win on Sunday in Ecuador's presidential election: “And maybe it’s understandable – Correa was a fresh face. Noboa was...

The Balkans: EU Hopes

Neretva River writes of what may be “the end of Turkey's EU accession hopes” and the “implications for the Western Balkans.”

Montenegro: James Bond Connection

East Ethnia writes about the fake and the real Montenegro – and the James Bond connection.

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