9 January 2007

Stories from 9 January 2007

Bahamas: Junkanoo

  9 January 2007

Bahamians Larry Smith and Lynn Sweeting offer two perspectives on the Bahamian Christmas-time festival of Junkanoo.

Antigua: Michael Perham

  9 January 2007

“Annoyed”, writing at the Talk Antigua blog, has serious reservations about the attention showered by Antigua upon Michael Perham, the 14-year old British boy who sailed solo across the Atlantic England to Antigua: “I do agree he put the country’s name in the guinness book of world records again. But...

Peru: Most Popular Blogs of 2006

  9 January 2007

Plaza de Armas at Christmas Marking the end of 2006, a few bloggers took up the task of pointing out what might be the most remarkable Peruvian weblogs of the year. It was a year that saw near geometric growth in our national blogosphere, the “Cholosfera,” people of diverse backgrounds...

Sri Lanka: Muslims in the country

  9 January 2007

Groundviews has some insights about the Muslim community in Sri Lanka. “At the same time the Sri lankan government is going to enroll 3,000 Muslim people into the army regiment under a Muslim regiment”

Nepal: Cold Wave

  9 January 2007

The recent cold wave in Nepal meant hard times for many people. More at United We Blog! – “Four more people in Siraha died today due to the cold wave that has hit the Terai region hard in the last few days.”

Lebanon: Politics of Economy

The Lebanese blogosphere seems to be in a semi-lull this week. Nevertheless some bloggers reflected on topics such as the theory of evolution, the economical situation in Lebanon and the execution of Iraq’s ex-president. Omar does not believe Darwin’s theory of evolution. He discusses natural selection, fossil records, hominid theory...

India, Pakistan: Across the border

  9 January 2007

Kalpana Sahni writes on borders, culture and shared history. “These lines divide families living on either side of a river or they divide linguistic groups (the Punjabis, Kashmiris and Bengalis). While politicians and the military debate and argue over borders, there is another deeper reality that defies these divides.”

India: Tourism and Kashmir

  9 January 2007

~Kashmir~ on the mess that is Jammu and Kashmir's Tourism Department. “The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism will do just one thing: it will speed Kashmir’s ecological destruction because of its failure to embrace the concept of eco-tourism.”

India: Feni in Goa, Hic!

  9 January 2007

Goa Blog has a comprehensive post on Goa's local drink – Feni. “And the reason is not difficult to understand because feni is the name of the most popular local drink among hard drinks.”

Mexico: City Governments Inheriting Debt

  9 January 2007

“As new municipal and state governments took office in early December and this month, the many and various mayors and their staffs began taking inventories of what they had inherited from their preceeding municipal governments. It is apparently not a pretty picture” writes Oaxaca-based Mark in Mexico who focuses on...

USA: Latino Netroots

  9 January 2007

Latino Netroots is a bilingual aggregator of what are described as “Progressive Latinos on the Net.” The aggregator seems to have been set up by Washington DC-based “DaBloguiMan” who blogs at Los Blogueros [ES] and podcasts at El Bloguipodio [ES].

Brazil: Supermodel Sex Scandal = YouTube Blocked = Poor Reporting

  9 January 2007

Colin Brayton lends his extensive free time to following the Daniela Cicarelli sex video scandal and the mainstream media misinformation that has followed. Brazil-based Ricardo Carreon says: “My god, we really need the judges to understand how the whole internet works. And we really need them busy on issues that...

Ecuador, Mexico: MacWorld 2007

  9 January 2007

The Macintosh Users Group of Ecuador [ES] and ALT1040 [ES] are just two of the hundreds of weblogs in Latin America that were following every last word uttered by Steve Jobs at the MacWorld conference this morning in San Francisco.

Ecuador: Promoting Local Community

  9 January 2007

Carlos Correa Loyola observes that, although Ecuablogs.com lists nearly 1,000 registered weblogs, many are inactive or unrelated to Ecuador. Furthermore, only a handful are based in the Andean city of Loja. To help promote a sense of community and local awareness, Loyola says he is starting his own informal directory...

Kazakhstan: Modern Art

  9 January 2007

Daniel Gulegos is an American artist who is temporary in Almaty, Kazakhstan and he blogs at Travelpod. While in Kazakhstan, Daniel explores the Kazakh contemporary art, meeting and collaborating with the local artists. I thought everyone would like to see what goes on at art openings here in Almaty. So,...

Kazakhstan: The New PM

  9 January 2007

Sean Roberts reports on Karim Masimov, the man nominated to be Kazakhstan's new Prime Minister (who looks poised to be the country's first Uighur Prime Minister) and analyzes what his ascension may indicate about intra-elite politics in Kazakhstan and the country's policy direction.

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