19 March 2007

Stories from 19 March 2007

Armenia: UNDP & Politics

  19 March 2007

Did the United Nations Development Program get rid of its Information Officer in Armenia for his political action? Onnik Krikorian reports on the removal of the Aylentrank activist and blogger Aramazd Ghalamkaryan (hy) from his position.

Mauritius: give an egg for a bull

  19 March 2007

Following a friendship gesture on Independence Day from Mauritius to Madascar, Mauritian blogger at My quest for world presidency, Roushdat, writes: “But Madagascar is itself in quite a difficult posture, how will this country help Mauritius? I just couldn’t understand…At first I thought, maybe the government is fed up bestowing...

China: Cohabitation

  19 March 2007

Lyn Jeffery from virtual China translated a discussion from Sina BBS concerning “People's Congress Delegate Advocates Repealing Concept of Illegal Cohabitation”.

Trinidad & Tobago: Farewell, Lloyd Best

  19 March 2007

Nicholas Laughlin pays tribute to Caribbean intellectual Lloyd Best, who passed away on March 19: “We will desperately miss–because we desperately need, now more than ever–his hard-won but lightly worn knowledge, his insight, his optimism, his humour, his integrity. No one has understood the Caribbean better, and few have lived...

Bahamas: Ignoring abolition

  19 March 2007

Nicolette Bethel wonders whether the complete absence of any discussion about the anniversary of abolition in the Bahamas is because it's an election year: “Is it because people on the PLP are afraid to make too much out of it because of the long years of invoking slavery in election...

Brazil: Women's Petition for a ‘Right to Respond’

  19 March 2007

In order to fulfill Global Voices’ mission regarding neglected media visibility of specific groups we will focus today on a Brazilian contingent which now complains of having had — along with local big media’s complicity — it’s own annual moment of expression and manifestation snatched by the recent visit of the US president to Brazil. George W. Bush’s choice of March 8 as the start of what became known as the ‘ethanol visit‘ to Brazil ended up scrambled with the time when Brazilian Women’s Movements expect to have their voices heard by the society as a whole.

Belize: Saved by grandmaw

  19 March 2007

With a little help from “grandmaw Florence”, Lee Vanderwalker manages to avoid being mowed down by a landing Cessna on an airstrip in Caye Caulker, Belize.

Cuba: Remembering the “black spring”

  19 March 2007

Marc Masferrer has a series of posts on the subject of the commemorations of the fourth anniversary of the March 2003 crackdown on dissidents and journalists known as the “black spring”, including one on the “Damas de Blanco” (Ladies in White), and a message from a hunger striking political prisoner....

Bolivia: Taking the Coca out of Coca-Cola and Onto the Seal

  19 March 2007

Photo created by Andres Pucci and depicts a sample seal should it only contain symbols important to specific regions of Bolivia. Some weeks ago, some Bolivian bloggers became increasingly concerned whether the red, yellow and green of the Bolivian flag might be replaced with the rainbow-checkered flag called with the...

South Asia: Cricket Victories and Upsets

  19 March 2007

The Cricket World Cup 2007 appeared to have thrown quite a few surprises up for grabs over the weekend. Ireland won the match against Pakistan, and Bangladesh won the match against India. These outcomes were rather unexpected, especially the former one. The blogosphere has been buzzing with commentary and reflection...

Bahrain: On 300

Bahraini blogger emoodz gives us his thoughts about the movie 300 here. “If you haven’t heard already, the movie has caused quite an uproar amongst modern Persians/Iranians who see the movie as not only something of a fabrication, but also an insult to their history,” he writes.

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