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18 January 2007

Stories from 18 January 2007

Bolivia: “Women Creating” Against Evo Morales

Francisco Giglio has posted photos from the Casa de la Culture in La Paz by a group of female anarchist artists called Mujeres Creando (“Women Creating”) protesting Evo Morales’ government....

Chilean Bloggers on Bolivia’s Chaos

Chilean Bloggers are concerned with what is happening in Bolivia. As Tomás Bradanovic (ES) explains: La horrible situación por la que está atravesando Bolivia tiene en su base un enorme...

Cambodia: Preventing Rapes

Vutha in Cambodia highlights the problems faced by rape victims and blogs about some recommendations to help prevent rapes.

Vietnam: Saigon Night Shots

SaigonNezumi has some pictures of night time Saigon and he feels that Saigon's nightscene is no different from any big western city. Saigon also known as Ho Chi Minh City...

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Accused of Tax Evasion

The Burmese authorities have accuses pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi of tax evasion. The Yangoon Thublog is amused at this accusation on the leader who is currently under house...

Indonesia: Adam Air Plane Crash Causes

Investigators are still trying to figure out the cause of the Adam Air's plane earlier this month. Indonesia Matters looks at the possible scenarios.

Image from French Guiana: Mind Your Kids

From the French Guiana forest, this sign captured by Photoblog sur la Guyane Francaise reads (Fr): “Look after your kids or … keep them on a leash.”

Haiti: Reflecting on National Soccer

Reflecting on Haiti's recent defeat at the hands of the Trinidad & Tobago soccer/football team, Collectif Haiti de Provence writes (Fr): “Yes, formerly our regional rivals had names like Mexico....

Ahmadinejad Goes to Latin America

Iranian bloggers discussed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's trip to Latin America and his growing problems at home. Nikahang, a leading cartoonist and blogger, takes on Ahmadjnejad nuclear's policy Rozmaregi [Fa]...

Nepal: Arms Management

United We Blog! has a great photo post on the First Day of Arms Management. “Photographs of the first day of registration and storage of weapons and registration of Maoist...

India: The President on Yahoo!

At, a user links to the President of India's question at Yahoo! Answers. Watch out for the interesting discussion at digg, where a wide range of issues – including...

Bangladesh: On the swastika

An ancient symbol appears to forever lose its meaning because of the Nazi connection. Inspirations and Creative Thoughts on the Swastika. “European Union is planning to ban the symbol of...

Bangladesh: Eviction of street vendors

Drishtipat on street vendors being evicted and if the government had given any thought to their livelihood. “Should the authority have thought of some alternative for these people with day...

Russia: Pioneer Camp Murals

White Sun of the Desert posts pictures of the Soviet-time murals that have survived at one of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk children's summer camps.

Russia: Novaya Gazeta Piece Translated

A lengthy Novaya Gazeta article on “the institutionalization of murder as a political tactic in Vladimir Putin's Russia” – translated at La Russophobe.

Russia: No Snow in Moscow writes about this winter's weather in Moscow: “The warm weather has been throwing Muscovites for a loop. Many are having trouble getting out of bed in the mornings with...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Markale Massacre

YakimaGulagLiteraryGazett marks the “sad anniversary” of the Sarajevo Markale Massacre: “I had forgotten the date, but I remember well about the event, seeing it on the news made me angry....

Serbia: Kosovo to Russia for 1 Euro

Wu Wei reports: “The Students Independent Association of the Judicial Faculty of Belgrade has begun an initiative for Serbia to give Kosovo to Russia for the price of one Euro...

Albania: Spitting and Other Problems

Stepping Stones writes about spitting and other problems one faces in Albania's capital.

Czech Republic: Oldest Resident

Even the country's oldest resident – aged 108 – is somewhat annoyed with the Czech government's failure to materialize, writes Bored in Brno.

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