Stories from 15 January 2007
Mad de Madagascar posts (Fr) a series of wooden malagasy figurines from the 30s-50s: market scene, baby sleeping on working mother's back, rice planting woman, among others.
Collective Malagasy blog Malagasy Miray announces (Fr): “Culture-océanindien [ www.culture-oceanindien.info ] is a space for cultural and islandness expression based on the web 2.0 principle. It was born out of the will to promote and support culture in general and more specifically that of the Indian Ocean. Many aspects of...
Robert Wright saunters to the 70-block Chacarita Cemetery in Buenos Aires – “the capital of cool” – and finds an architectural surprise.
Andres Duque has three incredibly comprehensive posts of LGBT news from around Latin America including a Historic meeting between gay leaders and religious leaders in Chile, the Mexican state of Coahuila's approval of same-sex partners, and the vicious murder of a transgendered woman in Eastern Colombia.
On october 30th of 2005, Dario Gallo, chief editor of Noticias magazine, published an entry [ES] with a picture of the entrance door to Quino building near Mafalda‘s home, at Chile 371, in San Telmo, Buenos Aires. Gallo wrote: The funny thing is that neither the City's Government nor its...
Eduaro Arcos, citing,Juan Pablo Castro of Trend Micro, says that 30% of spam in Latin America originates from Mexico [ES].
Rocky's Bru is offended by an advert brought out by a bank in Malaysia. The advert is anouncing a lucky draw and features bank notes being hung to dry on a clothesline. The ad reminds the blogger of floods in Southern Malaysia where people are trying to dry their belongings....
“If you want to digress into Mexico City punk rock videos then check out some Ultrasonicas stuff on YouTube.” Liz Henry of BlogHer has all the necessary links.
Vutha in Cambodia talks about two journalists who were arrested after they allegedly tried to blackmail an actress claiming that they had proof that the actress appeared in a pornographic movie.
Metroblogging Bangkok reports that CNN has been blocked in Thailand because they featured an interview with the deposed Thai prime minister Thaksin was banned in Thailand. “The Council for National Security (CNS) has demanded that all domestic broadcasters, both television and radio, stop giving coverage to anything related to Thaksin.”
GuyanaGyal's pen raises suspicions in a supermarket, which causes her to wonder about the source of the fear people in her community seem to have of pens and writing.
Serbian and Croatian fans have started a rather big fight at Australian Open, reports Belgrade 2.0.
Yulia Tymoshenko got rid of her famous braid and made a few controversial political steps. More on Foreign Notes.
Siberian Light reports on the recent arrest of Russia’s eighth richest man was arrested in Courchevel in a pimping case – but then let go without charge.
Adventures in Moldova posts a reader's letter, in which a 20-year-old Moldovan currently living in the States compares the two countries: “What I love about America is that it pardons mistakes and [applauds] successes. American children are always encouraged to succeed and to do their best. In Moldova, more energy...
A Time To Reflect captures the festive spirit of Makara Sankranti with photographs of kite flying.
Ghomar Asheghaneh criticised Iranian government financial's support regarding Lebanese publishers.He says Lebanese publishers got a lot of financial support to participate in International Book Fair in Iran but Iranian editors and publishers got nothing[Fa]. The blogger adds publishers are in a very bad situation in Iran but government does not...
Marginalia writes about Auseklis Bauskenieksone, one of Latvia's leading avant-garde painter who Jan. 13 at the age of 96.
United We Blog! on the Maoists inside the parliament. “Putting behind their weapons in UN monitored cantonment sites (the process has started today) Maoists in Nepal have entered inside the parliament building in Kathmandu to attend the first meeting of the interim legislature.”
Pestcentric writes about dog poop in Budapest.
Wagle Street Journal on the sudden spurt in film festivals. “I was talking about the waves of foreign film festivals in Nepal. I recently attended French film festival and, before that, Spanish film festival. Kathmandu also sees Chinese film festival.”