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5 January 2007

Stories from 5 January 2007

Armenia: Dreadful Winter

Onnik Krikorian writes that this will be his last winter in Armenia in a letter from Armenia that describes the cold, the difficulties of safely heating one's home, and other...

Mongolia: Witnessing Abuse

Alexa of A Year in Mongolia writes about witnessing domestic abuse in her apartment building, and says that because physical abuse of women is so common in Mongolia, centers are...

Caucasus: European, Asian, or What?

A Fistful of Euros wonders whether readers consider Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan to be European or not. Only Georgia and Azerbaijan are partially within Europe geographically, but the latter is...

Armenia: Bloggers’ New Year's

Onnik Krikorian looks at how Armenian bloggers spent their time during the holiday season.

Armenia: “Because”

Armenian Poetry Project posts “Because” by Mariné Petrossian (HY) with an audio clip of the author reading the poem.

Africa: this is Africa

Joshua Wanyama, who blogs for African Path, writes about Africa in a post titled, Ten “This is Africa” Thoughts: “With the New Year beginning, different trends are being set in...

Tahiti: Turncoat Politicians

Reacting to the election of a new president Gaston Tong Sang, Tahitian blogger SamsonPointCom surveys the political landscape (Fr): “Turncoat politics are a national sport, even more so than rowing....

Lusosphere Debate Over Saddam's Last Scene

Despite the dreadful subject, Saddam's execution has become the very symbol of an year that has definitely changed the media as we knew it. The empowered delivery of citizen content...

Peru: Amazonian Fruit Drinks

Alejandro is a California-based Peruvian Chef who describes his various blogs as “a bridge between California, Peru, the world, myself, they are my prism.” He recently returned to Peru, where...

Uruguay: La Rambla

From Uruguay with photos of Montevideo's famous La Rambla: “It's the favorite place for montevideans to chill out, have a beer, or mate with bizcochos along with friends, or family,...

Ecuador: Switching Languages

Ecuadorean blogger Milton Ramirez says he is switching from Spanish to English as a 2007 blog resolution.

Venezuela: Busca en Polis

Iria Puyosa presents [ES] Polis Venezuela [ES], a customized Google Co-Op search engine which searches through 25 Venezuelan weblogs that discuss politics.

Brazil: Portuguese Slave Trade

With the bold assertion that “the history of Brazil is the history of the persistence of slavery,” The Wolf Report dishes out some statistics about the Portuguese slave trade.

Venezuela: Cabinet Shake-up

Hugo Chavez announced that Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel will be replaced by former President of the Electoral Board, Jorge Rodriguez. Miguel Octavio says the decision is “another sign that...

Peru: Chiclaya Chorus Album

Creative Commons Peru announced to readers that the [ES] polyphonic chorus of La Inmaculada college in Chiclayo, Perú has released its album with an attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives Creative Commons...

Peru: Food Books

Alejandro's recent visit to Lima coincided with the annual Ricardo Palma Book Fair. He ended up buying over 30 books, some of which he reviews here.

El Salvador: Poll reflects Salvadorans views of democracy

Tim Muth takes a look at some of the results from the recent annual Latinobarometro poll and concludes that “the significant lack of satisfaction with government in El Salvador makes...

Argentina: Gancia Ads

Robert Wright takes a look at some of the clever ad campaigns of Gancia, “a local brand of vermouth that gets mixed with everything fruity.”

India: Media and Nithari

The horrifying case of the murder of children in a place called Nithari has the media bursting with stories. Don't Trust the Indian Media! says “But honestly, the media and...

India: Media and Dalits

Kafila on the politics of oppression and media representation. “The dearth of Dalit journalists in the Indian media is worrying, particularly in the context of increasingly activist role adopted by...

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