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12 December 2007

Stories from 12 December 2007

Argentina: What the Media Didn't Say About Personal Fest

Personal Fest is a two-day concert held in Buenos Aires and sponsored by a major telecommunications company. During the concert, an incident involving the stabbing of a concertgoer caused a...

Russia: Advice to Opposition

TOL's Elections in Russia quotes a Russian blogger who thinks the opposition's approach isn't constructive enough.

Russia: 13 Years Since the 1st Chechen War

Dmitri Minaev of De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis commemorates the 13th anniversary of the First Chechen War by linking to his earlier translation of a Chechen journalist's recollections from that...

Russia: “The Neva Horror”

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about St. Petersburg's new tourist attraction: “The Neva horror. The cyberspace of fear.”

Ukraine: God or Demons Against Tymoshenko?

An MP from president Victor Yushchenko's bloc proposes to have the parliament building sanctified, to purge it of the “demonic forces.” An MP from Victor Yanukovych's Party of the Regions...

Ukraine, U.S.: Carol of the Bells

Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about a 1916 Ukrainian song that became a Christmas hit in the United States.

Ukraine: Politics Roundup

Orange Ukraine has a roundup of all things that are wrong with the Ukrainian politics.

Ukraine: Lavra and Castle Paintings

Olechko posts two of her recent paintings of Ukrainian architectural landmarks.

Ukraine: Immature Politicians

Foreign Notes compares the new Ukrainian parliament to high school – here and here.

El Salvador: Documentary Film – Los López

A documentary film called Los López tells the story of Mirtala López, who worked during the El Salvadoran civil war in a refugee camp in Honduras, is making the rounds...

Colombia: Santa Fe de Antioquia Film Festival

Juliana Rincón of Medea Material [es] writes about her recent experience at the Santa Fe de Antioquia Film Festival in Colombia.

Uruguay: Montevideo Marathon

Martín Balao writes about the 13th Annual San Felipe and Santiago de Montevideo marathon [es] that will take place on December 15th through the streets of the Uruguayan capital. For...

Mexico: Reforming the Electoral Institute

Franc Contreras of Mexico Monitor writes about President Felipe Calderon's plan to reform the Federal Electoral Institute.

Mexico: Immigration and Binational Relations

Immigration, Education and Globalization: US-MX is blog written by a post-graduate class at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico, whose goal “is to address immigration, education, human rights and binational relations,...

Sri Lanka: Taking blogs seriously

London, Lanka and Drums reflects on blogging in the context of a session discussing blogs at the Galle Literary Festival.

Bangladesh: HIV/ AIDS

Voice of South on another kind of a disaster that could hit Bangladesh – that of HIV/ AIDS.

Pakistan: Top Ten posts

Following up on the list of top ten blogs from Pakistan, Light Within picks out the top ten posts from the Pakistani Blogosphere.

Bangladesh: Fighting discrimination in Canada

To my pen, forgive me for typing blogs a letter from her uncle, who is going to court to fight the discrimination he faced at the hands of security guards...

India: Identity, conflict and a hiatus

Sharanya explains her hiatus, as her comments about the current issue of ethnic Indians in Malaysia have been blow out of proportion.

Mexico: Michoacán Reporter Killed

Mexico Reporter writes about the targeted shooting death of Michoacán reporter Israel García Pimentel.

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