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19 December 2006

Stories from 19 December 2006

Trinidad & Tobago: 2006 Murder Rate

Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of National Security has predicted that the 2006 murder rate will not surpass last year's: Manicou shares his thoughts on such daring forecasts.

Bermuda: Premier's Dudley Eve Cup

The Bermuda Football Association's decision to have the Government sponsor a well-loved annual tournament, has apparently gone hand in hand with renaming it in honour of the island's Premier –...

Aruba: Thank you, Time Magazine!

On being nominated Time Magazine's Person of the Year, Arubagirl writes: “Blogging isn't going to replace mainstream media anytime soon. What it is doing right now, and that is hugely...

Bulgaria, Libya: Medics Sentenced to Death

Declan Butler reports on the death verdict in the Tripoli Six case: “By now, I am sure you all will have heard the grim news from Libya. I’ve written a...

Ukraine: Brezhnev's 100th Birthday

Carpetblogger marks Leonid Brezhnev's 100th birthday with a Brezhnev joke: “Stalin, Krushchev and Brezhnev were riding on a train. The train comes to a halt in the middle of nowhere....

Tunisia: Sacrifice Animals Online

Eid Ul-Adha is just around the corner and will be coinciding with the end of the year this time around. This Eid marks the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage) each...

Syria: Arabic Teaching

A new (and only) podcast that teaches Arabic language for English people is here, finally!

Russia: “Chess Revolution”

Very Russian writes about what could have been Russia's “Chess Revolution”: “This is beginning, just slightly, to look like what’s been the Kremlin’s worst nightmare since the Orange Revolution.” Sean's...

Russia: Marching Towards Christmas

The Turkish Invasion posts a few Soviet New Year's greeting cards and writes about and posts pictures of a weird rally that took place in Moscow: “Now here is how...

Russia: Ivan the Terrible

Russia Blog – on Ivan the Terrible: “the Stalin of the 16th century.”

Estonia: Amnesty International Report

David McDuff of A Step At A Time (and Edward Lucas) – on Amnesty International's “report on Estonia which – almost incredibly – charges that country with “human rights abuses”...

South Africa: local talent

Chillibean is blown away by South Africa's local talent, “This is yet another example of local talent that is easily as good as or even better than web design talent...

Kenya: local innovation

AfriGadget has a picture of a water buoy that has been converted into a water tank.

Delhi Summit Reflections: We ARE the People of the Year.

As global voices editors, authors, community members, and allies convened our second annual summit in Delhi this weekend, TIME magazine dedicated its “person of the year” to YOU: people around...

The World Championship of Brazilian 2.0 Football

Brazilians still have fresh memories of the defeat of the national team in the last World Cup in Germany, when the group of international shining stars was unable to show...

Puerto Rico: Critical Mass

“What do We call the moment in which an active mass becomes inert because its size is no longer enough to sustain action/reaction?” Gil the Jenius explores the concept of...

Haiti: Millennium Development Goals

Haiti Justice Blog refers to an article from the New York Times, which examines the ways in which the comfort of rich, developed countries “is, to a large extent the...

Venezuela: Bloggers Wish the World Merry Christmas

Venezuelan bloggers wish you a merry multimedia Christmas [ES]. This will definitely get a laugh out of you. You can get a behind-the-scenes look at how the video was put...

Guatemalan: Election Preview

Boz takes an early look at Guatemala's 2007 election.

Chile:Reactions to Pinochet's death

Liz Henrey looks at some of the poetry and photography inspired by the death of Chilean ex-dictator, Augusto Pinochet.

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