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28 December 2006

Stories from 28 December 2006

Some lessons about blog attacks in the spanish-language blogosphere

Spanish version here: Algunas enseñanzas sobre los ataques a blogs In the last weeks there have been a series of quite similar attacks to popular blogs in Spanish. The series...

Trinidad, Guyana, South Africa: Book talk

85-year old Guyanese writer Wilson Harris has a new novel and Nobel prize-winning South African novelist Nadine Gordimer's estranged biographer is half-Trinidadian, reports Jeremy Taylor, who also reveals his favourite...

Barbados: The other Eid

Titlayo discovers the “other” Eid — Eid al-Adha, when “Muslims who can afford to do so sacrifice domestic animals, usually sheep, as a symbol of Ibrahim’s sacrifice.”

Barbados: Caribbean integration

Barbados Free Press takes issue with an ex-diplomat's comments about Caribbean integration.

Iran:Meeting with Hanieh

Mohammad Ali Abtahi,former Vice President and reformist politician,writes in his blog that he and some other political personalities had been invited to Embassy of Palestine in Tehran when Mr.Hanieh,Palestinian Prime...

Iran:The Jailed Iranian Christian Converts

Azarmehr reminds us that in this Christmas period there are several Iranian Christian converts who are in the jail, just for their faith.

Lusosphere: Who? Me? You!? Why not Hugo?

TIME Magazine's choice of ‘You’ as the ‘Person of the Year’ has created interesting reactions in Lusophone blogs. The coddling move from the editorial giant towards the new class of...

Ethiopia: angry at Ethiopia-Somali war

Arefaynie Fantahun writes about reaction in Addis Ababa to Ethiopia's war against Somalia, “It is not hard to know how people in Addis are angry at the war with Somalia,...

Africa: “local” is the keyword

“Why not build the next eBay in Africa, then be “partnered” with for $40 million? Why not build the next PayPal, Google, YouTube or MySpace, when the success of such...

Bahamas, Guyana: Garlic pork and Guyanese politics

The vinegary aroma of garlic pork incites Bahamian Larry Smith to a Proustian meditation on the modern political history of Guyana.

Ukraine: Socialists Against Prosecutor General

Foreign Notes reports on the confrontation between Ukrainian socialists and the Prosecutor General's office.

Argentina: Private Clubs No Longer So Private

Ian Mount, who recently published an article in the New York Times about the rise of private clubs in Buenos Aires describes what he calls the “sausage factory” of how...

Colombia: Lack of quorum sinks same-sex partnership bill

“So the bill was actually brought to the floor for a vote but some cowardly legislators jumped up and left their seats. Incredibly disappointing if not necessarily surprising.” So says...

Cuba: The newest threat …

Greg of Two Weeks Notice links to an article on “the newest threat to Cuba” … rock climbing.

Argentina: Rare Rock MP3 Blog

Fernando Casale introduces the newish MP3 blog Incunables Posludios “whose objective is to rescue rare treasures of Argentine rock with the premise that they should be unattainable in record stores.”

Latin America: “The year that was supposed to be awful”

Ricardo Carreón (who is also trying to organize a Latin America Blogroll) begins the first post of an ambitious series: “This post starts a series of articles of Latin America...

Hungary: Van Gogh Exhibition

Pestcentric advises against visiting a Van Gogh exhibition in Budapest.

Estonia: A New Republic Piece

Itching for Eestimaa reviews a travel piece on Estonia in the latest New Republic.

Russia: Kalmyk Deportation

Yet another sad anniversary from J. Otto Pohl: “Sixty-three years ago the Stalin regime deported the vast majority of the Kalmyk population from their historic homeland to Siberia.”

Iran:Who is the best Iranian of the year

Thanks to Aroosak Kooki blog, I have discovered a link to Iranian.com where 860 people voted for “the best Iranian of the year.” There are very interesting people on the...

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