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11 January 2007

Stories from 11 January 2007

Guadeloupe: “Poll-o-phile” President

TiToto says of President of Guadeloupean Regional Council Victorin Lurel (Fr): “Suffering from “poll-o-philiac opinionmania,” Lurel often attempts a real personalization of public opinion, a creation of a fictitious political...

Haiti: Year in Photos

Collectif Haiti de Provence recently posted (Fr) a slideshow of important Haitian personalities and events of 2006.

El Salvador: The biggest pupusa in the world

Tim Muth has an entertaining link to photos of “the biggest pupusa in the world” from Olocuilta, El Salvador.

Bolivia: “War Zone” in Cochabamba

A breaking news update from Jim Shultz in Cochabamba: “As I write this the Center of Cochabamba has just become a war zone. Crowds of hundreds of, mostly young men,...

Argentina: Buenos Aires Tango Festival

Stay in Buenos Aires has a primer on the upcoming Buenos Aires Tango Festival.

Ukraine: Accordion Music

Ukraine List writes about Ukrainian accordion musicians.

Ukraine: “Unreal Estate”

Orange Ukraine writes on the situation with land and real estate in Kyiv and the rest of the country.

Ukraine: Lugansk and Other Problems

Foreign Notes reports on the tariffs war fallout in Lugansk and other problems clogging Ukrainian politics.

Russia: “The Hounds of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk”

White Sun of the Desert writes about Yuzhno-Sakhalinks dogs – and posts a photo of a pack of strays living in his backyard.

Slovenia: “We Don't Want Your Money”

In a country that has just switched to a different currency – Slovenia – money seems to have become a really relative notion, writes The L Files.

Hungary: “Bovine Indifference”

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar on life in Hungary: “But adaptable guy that I am, I’ve been able to adjust to the fact that the “Customer Assistant” in the...

India: The Hindu Economics

Mdeii Life explains how a mainstream newspaper – The Hindu works the money factor out. “But Mr. Ram, we know is a proper Capitalist who researches, manufactures, and markets Communism....

Serbia: Boring CNN Ads

Serbia's promo ads appear on CNN, and Belgrade 2.0 posts a review: “Honestly, it looks pretty boring and unimaginative. Lots of static pictures, not enough life and it doesn’t really...

Romania: Best of Everything

Csikszereda Musings presents the Best of Romania Awards 2007.

Haiti: 203rd Year of Independence

Reflecting on the festivities for the 203rd anniversary of Haitian independence and the clan-like disputes that colored them, Ailleurs Vu d'Ici writes (Fr): “Everyone knows that our society's disease is...

Nepal: Wireless in Nepal

Wagle Street Journal celebrates wireless in Nepal. “Laptop owners lined up since yesterday in front of the Nepal Telecom stall as the Kathmandu Post had carried news about the card...

Moldova: Short History

Mihai Moscovici writes about the history of Moldova as viewed by the country's embassy in the United States.

Nepal: Eyes on Nepal

International eyes on developments in Nepal. More at Nepal Monitor. “The newly-appointed UN General Secretary BAN KI-MOON proposes a 12-month UN Mission in Nepal to monitor the peace process and...

Russia, Belarus: “Friendship” Pipeline?..

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar thinks that it's time for the Druzhba (“Friendship”) pipeline to be renamed.

The Balkans: Popularity in Centimeters

Novala, Europa measures the Balkan states’ popularity in centimeters.

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