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1 December 2006

Stories from 1 December 2006

Mongolia: Thoughts on the Media

Shards of Mongolia has thoughts on truth in Mongolia's media.

Kyrgyzstan: Clans and Democracy writes about the role of clans in last month's anti-government protests and the implications of clans for democratization in Central Asia.

Kyrgyzstan: Uzbek Gas

Yulia discusses Kyrgyzstan's options for responding to Uzbekistan raising prices for natural gas.

Armenia: Rules of the Road

Zarchka reports on the transition to new traffic rules for vans that serve as public transportation that requires them to stop only at bus stops. After some chaos, she says...

World AIDS Day

With the inaugural theme of “Communication” in 1988, World AIDS Day was first established by UNAIDS as an annual day of awareness and outreach to confront the stigma, discrimination, and...

Mexico: “Slow Life in Mexico City”

Ellen Fields introduces the expat blog of Seth, a British national working for Amnesty International and living in Mexico City.

Venezuela: Preparing for Sunday's Election

Venezuelan bloggers everywhere are adding their lost thoughts before this Sunday's presidential election. Miguel Octavio says, “Strange happenings all over the place as the Government seems to be stirring the...

Guatemala: Photoblog of Antigua

Bilingual blogger Aldo Bonilla recommends the collection of photos at

El Salvador: The Next Archbishop

Carlos X. Colorado, moderator of the “San Romero” Yahoo! Discussion Group and guest-blogger on Tim’s El Salvador Blog takes a look at the top five candidates who might replace San...

Colombia: Pillow Fight Flash Mob

It seems that the spirit of Argentina's recent pillow fight flash mob has spread to Colombia [ES] Get your fluffiest weaponry ready.

Iran:Kianoosh Sanjari still in jail

According to Sos-Sanjari, Kianoosh Sanjari,23 years old jailed blogger met with his mother.Sos-Sanjari blog writes, according to Sanjari's mother, his son has lost weight and he is in a very...

Bolivia: Confronting Tear Gas

“Minding my own business at a corner internet cafe along a main avenue in Cochabama, I noticed a commotion originating from the city’s main plaza, one block away. Dozens of...

Aruba: Small island, big life

ArubaGirl puts paid to the idea that “nothing happens on small islands” by recounting some of the recent goings-on in Aruba.

Iran:Blogs and Sites should be registered

Alpar has given a link to what he calls ridiculous law about sites and blogs. According to the new law [Fa], all sites and blogs should be registered in the...

Ukraine: More on Holodomor

Petro of Petro's Jotter writes more on the Ukrainian Famine and his correspondence on the subject with the editor of a Kyiv expat publication.

Ukraine: The Kyiv Beet is Back

“Ukraine Seeks to Join EU, NATO, G8, NBA, NASCAR, FIFA, Etc.” – this is just one of the headlines in the Kyiv Beet, an Onion-like Ukrainian publication, writes Ukraine List.

Ukraine: No Borat

“The glorious expat community in Kyiv is wearing their sad faces,” writes Carpetblogger: neither pirated, nor licensed Borat DVDs are to be found in Ukraine's capital.

CAR: France Military Support Against Rebels

The blog of CAR presidential candidate Olivier Gabirault points to a Liberation article stating (Fr): “In 1997, Paris, linked to its former colony by a defense accord, disengaged by closing...

Serbia: Chinese Film Banned

“Just minutes before the movie Summer Palace (Serbian: Letnja Palata) […] rolled, Serbian authories came to the rescue and pulled the movie off the Festival because apparently China threatened to...

Russia: Radzikhovsky Article

A Russian-language article on the reaction of “the People” translated at La Russophobe.

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