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8 May 2007

Stories from 8 May 2007

Uruguay: Top Ten Things to Hate

Gabo from Uruguay lists in no particular order the top ten things he hates about living in Uruguay. He acknowledges that he is complaining and writes “There's a good graffiti...

The Balkans: VIP Big Brother

Belgrade 2.0 reviews the first “Serbian-Bosnian-Montenegrin VIP version of the popular reality show Big Brother.”

Latvia: Falsification of History

Peteris Cedrins of Marginalia writes: “On 8 May, I always read Peteris Ermanis’ poem about the rejoicing when the War ended — driven into exile (like my parents — my...

Bolivia: Cocalero Film

Sebastian Molina writes in Plan B [ES] that the new documentary Cocalero about President Evo Morales’ rise to the presidency “gives many insights to better understand the character and the...

Latvia: Independence Anniversary

Somewhat belatedly, a link to the post on Latvia's independence anniversary, over at Marginalia.

Latvia: Interview with Peters Janis Vecrumba

Marginalia interviews Peters Janis Vecrumba, the founder and maintainer of – “one of the oldest, biggest, and best Latvian-related sites on the Web.”

Latvia: May 9

All About Latvia writes on what May 9 will be like in Latvia and how this differs from Estonia.

Estonia: May 9 Rally

Itching for Eestimaa writes on how Estonian authorities should react to the rally that is likely to take place on May 9 in Tallinn: “To let them wear red, of...

Eastern & Central Europe: Eurovision 2007

Illyrian Gazette writes on the drama surrounding some of this year's Eurovision entries.

Croatia: Composer's Obit

Illyrian Gazette writes about the recently-deceased composer Djordje Novkovic, who was “a pioneer of the Croatian style of pop/folk crossover.”

Croatia: View on the French Election

Neretva River writes on what some Croatian bloggers think of the French election and expresses his own view on the candidates.

Serbia: Roma at Eurovision

Serbia will be represented by a Roma singer at this year's Eurovision, writes TOL's Romantic.

Russia: “Motives & Misperceptions”

Vilhelm Konnander posts a lengthy comment on the West's bewilderment with Russia's motives and actions.

Bolivia: Sidewalk Trouble for Wheelchairs

Josh Renaud wonders how people in wheelchairs can navigate the rough sidewalks and high curbsides in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. This is an observation during a visit with a friend during...

Ukraine: Another Chernobyl Employee

Michael Forster Rothbart posts photos of another Ukrainian man whose health was affected by Chernobyl.

Ukraine: View From Russia

Leopolis writes about Russia's distorted view of the events in Ukraine: “As Ukraine resolves another crisis, the hope is that the blue camp is empowered – not by empty Russophilic...

Ukraine: The Media's Role

Foreign Notes writes on the media's role in the recent political crisis: “Yush has reason to be grateful to Ukrainian investigative journos. By peeping into letter boxes, following leads, and...

Iran:Prisoner of Tehran

ZaneIrani writes about a new book:Prisoner of Tehran.The blogger talks about the story:”Marina Nemat was arrested on January 15, 1982, at about nine o'clock at night. She was sixteen. A...

Iran:Calls to Execute the Father of Animation in Iran

According to Azarmehr, Baseej pressure groups have called for the 70 year old Nooredin Zarrin-kelk , the father of animation in Iran, to be executed. Zarrin-kelk is accused of having...

India, Bangladesh: Borders and Fences

Wanabehuman on fences and borders in South Asia. “But concern here is the fencing of the Indo-Bangladesh border, countries which are not only unmatched in size, population and resources but...

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