7 December 2006

Stories from 7 December 2006

Pinochet's Heart Attack: Bloggers Reactions

  7 December 2006

Last weekend, ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet, was admitted to the hospital because of a heart attack. The situation awoke national feelings of what he symbolises to Chilean citizens. This post is meant to share some of those reactions: El Chere (ES) on irreverencia (ES), writes: ¿Qué tienen en común el fin...

Kyrgyzstan: Status Revision

  7 December 2006

Kyrgyz Report says that the shooting of a citizen of Kyrgyzstan by a guard at the US airbase in the country has prompted the country's president to call for a revision of the legal status of the US troops there so they can be tried in Kyrgyz courts.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: London Sevdah Emotional Issues

  7 December 2006

London Sevdah performers need “mindset training“: “To put it into context, many people from Bosnia have suffered badly during the war (and the same goes for some of London Sevdah members) and some of the biggest suffering has come in the form of long term (subtle) mental damage. This means...

Serbia: Kosovo's Future

  7 December 2006

Wu Wei links to “the most detailed and authoritative prediction of what Martti Ahtisaari is going to say about Kosovo's status.” Neretva River wonders whether Russia's veto would plunge Kosovo into violence.

Mexico: The Britney Spears Upskirt Effect

  7 December 2006

Mexican blogger Eduardo Arcos comments on the incredible web influence of Britney Spears [ES] and her lack of certain clothing garments: “she slipped into the top five most-searched keywords among a total of 1.3 million.

Mexico: APPO Leader Flavio Sosa Arrested

  7 December 2006

Mark in Mexico has four updates on the arrest of APPO leader Flavio Sosa in Mexico City. Juan Trujillo is far less enthusiastic about the detention and notes that “the spokesperson for the APPO, Florentino López, announced from hiding the start of a series of protests nationally and internationally to...

India: Bengal, culture and passion

  7 December 2006

Great Bong writes on the Bengali culture and passion, with some very sharp words on the Bengali attitude. “Her weapons are rhetoric, theatrics, bandhs, disruption and vandalism. In that she mirrors a vocal section of the Bengali bhadralok of today whose lack of substance is covered by a smokescreen of...

India: On kissing and the movies

  7 December 2006

A kiss in a movie between two stars causes quite a row. Jabberwock reflects on kissing and Bollywood. “What the self-appointed morality-keepers are objecting to, dear and earnest HT City, is the fact that a human male and a human female are locking lips on a big screen, and that...

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