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19 February 2007

Stories from 19 February 2007

Guatemala: Emigration

The Guatemala Solidarity Network on Guatemala's “great migration paradox.”

Mexico: Campesinos Protest Gold Mine in Guerrero

Mark in Mexico dedicates two posts to the recent protests by villagers in Guerrero, Mexico who are demanding 90,000 pesos per hectare per year for rent of the 700 hectares...

Panama: Design Across Cultures

Panamanian web designer Jorge Arango introduces his newest project, Design Across Cultures [ES].

Argentina: Assimilation

After taking a look at Eduardo Galeano's writings about housing for the poor in Buenos Aires at the end of the 19th century, Jeff Barry ponders if today's Bolivian and...

Kazakhstan: Exile for Aliyev?

Sean Roberts discusses the sudden appointment of the son-in-law of Kazakhstan's president as ambassador to Austria and the OSCE, speculating as to whether or not he has been exiled for...

Colombia: Blogs Hacked

Álvaro Ramírez Ospina tries to stir up support in the Colombian blogging community [ES] for the four bloggers whose websites were hacked and content erased this past weekend. Jorge Gobbi...

Kazakhstan: Memorial Demonstration

neweurasia reports on a recent public demonstration marking the first anniversary of the murder of opposition leader Altynbek Sarsenbayev and calling for certain officials to resign and for government organs...

Kyrgyzstan: Kokboru

Nikki of the other side of the world posts photos from a game of kokboru in Kyrgyzstan. The game, which is also known as buzkashi or ulak, pits two teams...

Tajikistan: Blogosphere Roundup

Vadim takes readers on a tour of the Tajik blogosphere.

Armenia: Dangers for Motorcycles

Blogster, a blog about motorcycling in Armenia, lists the most dangerous road hazards for motorcyclists in Armenia.

Armenia: Banana Republic Party

Kronstadt has started the Banana Republic Party to heap ridicule on Gagik Tsarukian’s Prosperous Armenia party.

Guyana: Carib Soca Monarch

MediaCritic has two posts (one, two) about the Carib Soca Monarch competition in Guyana, and a few photos (one, two, three, four) as well.

Lebanon: The Ship in the Bottle

Ever wondered how the ship got into the bottle? Lebanese blogger Mark shows us how here.

Lebanon: Can Politicians Fast?

Lebanese blogger Liliane is wondering whether politicians can fast or stop doing what they love for the 50 days of Lent.

Lebanon: Observing Lent

Lebanese blogger Rampurple is observing Lent this year. “Let the countdown begin. 49 days left until Easter and until I have chocolate and burgers again. Those are what I am...

Iran Flooding Archaeological Sites

Ancient archaeological sites dating back to the pre-Islamic invasion era are about to be flooded in Iran, writes Lebanese blogger Publius Pundit. The writer urges readers to sign an important...

Abu Aardvark: The Relationship Between Islam and the West

Abu Aardvark, aka Marc Lynch, has just recorded “a bit for BBC Newshour on a new 27 nation survey of international public opinion on relations between Islam and the West.”...

Ukraine: Truskavets and Lviv

Olechko writes and posts pictures of the Western Ukrainian town of Truskavets, as well as Lviv and its Opera House.

Belarus: Internet Restrictions

TOL's Belarus Blog reports on new restrictions imposed by the government on internet cafes and other public access sites: “I hope that our bloggers are smart enough to think about...

Ukraine: Taranka

Ukraine isn't just about salo, it's also about taranka: “While riding the bus in Ukraine, it is a common site to see a guy gnawing on a whole dried/salted fish.”...

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