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4 January 2007

Stories from 4 January 2007

Antigua & Barbuda: Will the CSME benefit us?

A post by Courtney Henry on the Talk Antigua blog expressing serious doubts about the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) and its usefulness to Antigua sparks off a lively...

China: Guangzhou's wealth

Guangzhou city mayor recently claimed that, according to local household registration data, the GDP per capita will be over US$10,000 this year. William long notices that such claim is a...

China: Yao Ming and beef

Frank Yu from One Billion users comments on the recent McDonald's poster featuring Yao Ming with horns with a subtitle: “beef makes you strong”, but the whole image conveys a...

China: curse of golden flower

Peijin Chen from Shanghaiist has written a review on the recent movie: curse of the golden flower.

Armenia: Listening to Country Music in Armenia

Nazarian writes about hearing country music while listening to Voice of America as a child in Armenia and not understanding what it was or who listened to it until living...

Kazakhstan: Public Figures on 2006

Leila surveys the opinions of public figures regarding 2006 in Kazakhstan at neweurasia.

Turkmenistan: “Sacred Traditions” Kept and Broken

Registan.net discusses “sacred Turkmen traditions” (which are, in actuality, policy stances but called such in homage to the former president's constant citing of tradition in lawmaking) that the interim president...

Iran:A collective filtering for 597 blogs

According to Webna,a blog service provider,Mihan, announced the authorities asked them to filter about 597 blogs at the same time [Fa].

Africa: castrating Africa

Sotho writes a short, but thought provoking piece titled, Castrating Africa: Pascal Sevran is a French TV host. In his latest book, “Le Privilège des Jonquilles,” he says, “The black...

Toward a Francophone Global Voices

Tunisian blogger Sami Ben Gharbia on the Global Voices summit recently held in Delhi, India (Fr): “A will to build a francophone version of Global Voices and to spread the...

Africa: honoring the African grandmother

Mental Acrobatics honors the African grandmother, “The group of people that symbolise above any other group, this unselfishness, this sacrifice for community, the group that is the rock of African...

Ukraine: Pagan Tradition

Ukraine List writes about Ukraine’s pagan tradition.

Not So Fast! – Bolivia to Require Visas from U.S. Citizens

Este artículo también está disponible en español en el sitio Blogs de Bolivia In a surprise move, the Bolivian government announced that it will no longer allow U.S. citizens to...

Ukraine: Thoughts on Staying and Leaving

LJ user chio – of Simferopol, Crimea – writes (RUS): On life A friend came for a visit recently – he had emigrated to New Zealand some five years ago...

India: A city safe for women

Metroblogging Mumbai reflects on an incident where a girl was assaulted by a mob of 50 men during New Year celebrations in the city. “There is always an age-old argument...

Bangladesh: Uncertainty and Politics

The 3rd World View on uncertainty in Bangladeshi politics. “And why should people trust their faith in the electoral process even overseen by a caretaker government when you can rent...

Sri Lanka: LTTE Tactics

Lankawatch on LTTE tactics given the heavy defeats in hands of the Sri Lankan military. “In a sickening revelation witnesses have said that the LTTE repeatedly filled up buildings used...

Nepal: Video footage of Nepalgunj Pahadi Attack

Democracy for Nepal has footage of violence and conflict. “The video shows the Pahadis went on a rampage in Nepalgunj. They attacked many Madhesi business establishments at the heart of...

Venezuela: Los Roques en el New York Times

Sebastian Delmont, a Venezuelan living in New York, was pleasantly surprised by a New York Times article [ES] about the archipelago of Los Roques, which he describes as “one of...

Argentina, Panama: Pastry Pictures

Panamanian chef Melissa de León makes mouths water with a “a pictorial tour of some glorious sweetness from Buenos Aires, Argentina.”

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