12 January 2007

Stories from 12 January 2007

Bermuda: Bloggers featured in local paper

  12 January 2007

Bermudian Christian Dunleavy links to a Royal Gazette article entitled “Have you joined Bermuda's blogosphere,” which features four of the island's most popular bloggers (himself included). Philip Wells, one of the bloggers, posts the photo which accompanies the article on his blog and runs a caption competition. “Go on, make...

Bahamas: Governor General's Youth Award

  12 January 2007

Larry Smith outlines the history of the Governor General's Youth Award scheme, which teaches young people “skills outside of the classroom such as leadership, self-confidence and teamwork.”

Cuba: Chino-Cubano

  12 January 2007

Following on a post in which she wondered about the existence of an authentic Caribbean-Chinese cuisine, TriniFood learns of the existence of “Chino-Cubano” (Chinese-Cuban) cuisine.

Cochabamba in Mourning – Bolivian Bloggers React

  12 January 2007

Paz (Peace)Photo used with permission by Flickr user Miskifotitos. “Pueblo vs. Pueblo” (People vs. People) is how the blogger at Voz Boliviana [ES] described the clash between citizens in Cochabamba, Bolivia’s fourth-largest city and left many lamenting and angry at the course of events, which left 2 dead and close...

Russia: Indigenous Peoples of the North

  12 January 2007

Den’ Olenevoda (Reindeer-Breeder's Day), celebrated in March 2006, in Kazym (Ugra, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug) – a photo set by Flickr user ugraland/Irina Kazanskaya While Moscow is braving an atypically snowless and warm winter, and St. Petersburg is about to drown in its 302nd flood, the rest of Russia continues to...

Cameroon: meaningful elections?

  12 January 2007

Blogging at the sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable, Evan Weinberger wonders whether Cameroon is about to have free and fair elections, “After two more seriously flawed presidential elections, the last in 2004, Cameroon is getting set for parliamentary elections later this year. Civic groups, led by the Catholic Church, have pushed for...

Nigeria: what politicians really mean

  12 January 2007

Ijebu Man plans to writes a series of posts on the 2007 Nigerian elections. Here is the first one: “Its Election time in Naija in a couple of weeks and our politicians are in overdrive. Naijas must be suffering from an overload of political bullshit as the politicians try to...

Nigeria: debating census results

  12 January 2007

Akin joins the debate about the Nigerian 2006 census, “The Nigerian blog boards have been rife with disputing about the validity of the 2006 census as many are derisively rejecting the returns as both a waste of money and a fantasy of figures.”

Mexico: News Summary

  12 January 2007

Ana Maria Salazar has a useful roundup of the day's news in Mexico to send us into the weekend including a note on a private meeting between Eduardo Medina Mora, the Mexican Attorney General and his U.S. counterpart, Alberto Gonzales.

Honduras: Hondutel Scares Away Competition

  12 January 2007

Honduras Daily News has put together a bilingual post (Spanish) which accuses former state-owned telecommunications monopoly Hondutel of breaking “into TTI (Tropico Telephone and Internet) offices, in the center of downtown La Ceiba, with an army of M16’s, multiple trucks and an RPG for good measure.” There's one way of...

Costa Rica: Talk of crime

  12 January 2007

Noting the big increase in expat talk about crime in Costa Rica My Dos Colones links to some recent (and depressing) stories about just that.

Chile: Pork Sandwiches, Rising Rates, and Political Scandal

  12 January 2007

Beginning with a description of “the best real food I have eaten in Santiago de Chile in my three years here” and ending with the varied political obstacles facing President Bachelet and her corruption-plagued ruling party coalition, la Concertación, Tomás Dinges has put together a beautifully comprehensive look at Chile...

Jamaica: 30 years on, critique still holds water

  12 January 2007

The latest installment in Geoffrey Philp's “In My Own Words” series, which focuses on Caribbean writers, is a critique of the Caribbean's failure to give recognition to the arts written 30 years ago by Jamaican poet/playwright/screenwriter/journalist Olivier Stephenson. Geoffrey kicks off the comments with the words: “Although it’s sad that...

Iran:News in country and outside country

  12 January 2007

Mohammad Ali Abtahi,reformist politician says outside country,news about Iran are on the first page of newspapers.News talks about sanctions againts Iranian banks and UN resolution about Iran.The blogger adds inside country there is no such news in media. He adds in information age, it is not possible to stop people...

Iran:A Boxing Match Between USA and Iran

  12 January 2007

Digital Klechinkof says the best way to impersonate the situation with Iran’s nuclear affairs is to consider a box-ring[Fa].Then, Iran and America will be two boxers (obviously with different gestures and weights!) who are the main actors of the story. Other players of the Iranian nuclear equation, namely, Russia, China,...

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