Stories from 18 January 2007
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. Rosario Lizana has transcribed the text [ES] from one of the photographs.
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 malentendido donde tanto el gobierno como la oposición son incapaces de comprender el pensamiento del otro. Juzgan y actúan equivocadamente...
Vutha in Cambodia highlights the problems faced by rape victims and blogs about some recommendations to help prevent rapes.
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 is Vietnam's commercial hub and one of the fastest growing cities in Asia.
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 arrest. The blogger conjures up a scenario on how the authorities came up with this seemingly absurd accusation.
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.
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.”
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. Today we align with difficulty with nations where soccer/football has no popularity and hence no budget: Cuba, Martinique, Dominican Republic....
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] was surprised that the Iranian Islamist president went to Latin America meeting and becoming friendly with communist leaders. The bloggers...
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 combatants, at the Maoist 3rd Divisional cantonment site in Chitwan, Nepal on 17 January 2006.”
At digg.com, 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 Bush, internet penetration in India, efforts to reach out by the government etc. are raised.
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 Swastika, infamously used by the Nazi. But hindus are opposing the move because despite its being adopted as symbol of...
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 to day incomes?”
White Sun of the Desert posts pictures of the Soviet-time murals that have survived at one of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk children's summer camps.
A lengthy Novaya Gazeta article on “the institutionalization of murder as a political tactic in Vladimir Putin's Russia” – translated at La Russophobe.
Digenis.org 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 the constant grey weather.”
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. I began lobbying actively for intervention in BiH somewhat before that time. I remember being really angry with people who...
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 for 99 years. As compensation, Russia is obliged to assure peace and stability in Kosovo, security for the remaining Serbs...
Stepping Stones writes about spitting and other problems one faces in Albania's capital.
Even the country's oldest resident – aged 108 – is somewhat annoyed with the Czech government's failure to materialize, writes Bored in Brno.
Four Bees writes about Slovakia's Spis region, which “has always been a melting pot of cultures and religions in a positive way.”