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24 February 2007

Stories from 24 February 2007

Mexico: Cucapá People Denied Fishing Permits

Campamento Cucapá has published a new video documentary with English subtitles that “tells the story the Cucapá, an Indigenous people of Mexicali, who have been denied fishing permits, even though...

Bolivia: Five Places to Sit Quietly in Cochabamba

Jim Shultz shares his top five places of tranquility in Cochabamba.

Bolivia: Floods and Carnival

While rising flood waters threaten the northeast province of Beni, Carlos Gustavo Machicado Salas describes the Carnival celebration in Oruro as one of the best in the world.

Love troubles female blogger; floods, politics and petty jobs worry Malawians

Based in the UK and studying Information Systems, Mercy Gondwe might be the only female Malawian blogger noted so far. While she has not been active she woke up on...

Paraguay: Valentine’s Day in Paraguay

Ben Dangl on Ciudad del Este, Paraguay: “most of the cars had tinted windows, the private security in front of shops had loaded guns, and the streets were as full...

Colombia: 100 Years of Solitude

It is the 40th anniversary of Gabriel García Márquez's Cien años de soledad, described here by Posthegemony as “a long, sprawling novel that lacks much in the way of a...

Spanish Language: Pornoesfera

Juan Luis of Tecnorantes is intrigued [ES] by Pornoesfera [ES], an informative, Spanish-language blog about the online industry or google's most-sought-after word.

Ecuador: Bond Default?

On the question of bond defaulting, ODI writes that “Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s new president, has been playing a game of chicken with the international capital markets.”

Latin America: Approval Ratings

Though 2007 is not overflowing with Latin American elections like 2006, Boz has still managed to come up with a thorough set of poll numbers measuring the approval ratings of...

Free Kareem: The Caribbean joins in

The Caribbean blogosphere tends to focus on internal matters, but the plight of Egyptian blogger Abdel Kareem Suleiman struck a chord nevertheless with a few bloggers, including Cuban-American journalist Marc...

Free Kareem: Lusophone Blogs Join the Crusade

As soon as the information about the verdict circulated on the net, Portuguese posts commenting the 4 year in prison sentence given to blogger Abdel Kareem Suleiman started to appear....

Egypt: If Muslims are Weird..Read This:

If you think Muslims are weird, then Egypt-based blogger Tom Gara urges you to read this.

Bahrain: ‘Terrorist Plot’ Sparks Cynicism

Following a controversial news report about the discovery of a ‘terrorist training camp’ in one of Bahrain's Shi'a villages, Bani Jamra, Bahrain's ‘blogfather’ Mahmood Al Yousif writes a sarcastic post...

India: Dealing with Delhi

Feringhee on dealing with Delhi. “I don't see why people grouse so much about Delhi, but then, I have never had to live, commute and work here. As a stopover...

India: On Duty

The Delhicate Constitution on duty and politics. “On the other hand you may say that you have been placed there because the majority of people have faith in your decision-making,...

Pakistan: On Basant and Kite Flying

Light Within on the colourful festival of Basant that involves a lot of kiteflying and the prevalent controversy. “First it was the Punjab government announcing that they would set up...

Nepal: Monarchy and a Crisis

Nepal Monitor on monarchy and an existential crisis. “As once Maoists were minimized, now the monarchy is minimized. Because of personalistic egos of political leaders and the king, our institutions...

Nepal: A federal republic

Madhesh Blog on the demand for a federal republic in Nepal. “Thousands of Madheshis chanted slogans demanding abolition of monarchy, constituency based on equal and average population. They appealed interim...

Taiwan: Flying Saucer Houses

Photographed by CantikFoto In Green Bay, Taipei County, there are some abandoned houses. Due to their appearance, they have been named ‘flying saucer houses’ by many people in that area....

Kazakhstan, the Soviet: “Stalinkas” and “Khrushchevkas”, Afghanistan and the Red Army Holiday

Save the Houses Photo by Adam Kesher Blogger Adam Kesher is displeased: the “Stalin's” house next to his own is going to be replaced by a new fancy building. These...

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