2 September 2008

Stories from 2 September 2008

Argentina: Neuquén Blog Community

  2 September 2008

Neuquén is a province in Western Argentina at the northern end of the Patagonia. A community called Neuquén Blogs [es] attempt to collect the many blogs from this region.

Russia: Ingush Opposition

  2 September 2008

Valery Dzutsev notes on a rumor that “shortly before his killing Magomed Yevloev was about to start the campaign for collection of signatures among the Ingush for secession from Russian Federation. The latest Ingush opposition initiatives may have derived from unilateral recognition of South Ossetia by Russia.”

Costa Rica: National Films Gain Positive Reviews

  2 September 2008

Two films, produced locally in Costa Rica have captured the attention of local moviegoers, as well as bloggers. El Cielo Rojo (The Red Sky) is about youth in the country, and El Camino (The Road) captures the desire of many to begin a journey. This is the first article for Global Voices Online by our newest author Jenny Cascante.

Haiti: Hurricane Hanna

  2 September 2008

Blog de Port-au-Prince reports that Hurricane Hanna is hitting the area of Gonaives hard, while Pwoje Espwa posts photos.

Cuba: Helping Gorki

  2 September 2008

Claudia Cadelo De Nevi guest blogs at Generation Y about her role in the protests that contributed to Cuban punk rocker Gorki's release: “I believe today marks a turning point from ‘no we can’t’ to ‘we can.’ We have shown that things can change, that we can stand up to...

Where in the world are Global Voices translators?

  2 September 2008

These days, Global Voices' Lingua translators produce 15 different language editions of this website (18, if you count the up-and-coming Swahili, Russian, and Serbian) so people around the world who don't speak English, can join the global conversation.

Bermuda, Grenada, U.S.A.: Poor Pick in Palin?

  2 September 2008

Bermudan blogger By Any Means Necessary is not at all impressed by John McCain's pick for his running mate, while Grenadian Blah Bloh Blog says: “There is something I can't put my finger on about this woman that fascinates, irrationally horrifies, and violently enrages me.”

Bahamas: Open Competition

  2 September 2008

“Preventing competition in support of the select few hurts the majority”: Rick Lowe at Weblog Bahamas wants the government to take a hands-off approach.

Brazil: When the newspaper decides for the electorate

  2 September 2008

Daniel Florêncio [pt] can't believe a piece in a newspaper which states that, for the electorate of of Minas Gerais, Brazil, there is no doubt that a certain candidate is the best choice – and this was not an op-ed. “What the hell is this sentence there? Is the newspaper...

Brazil, Egypt: The first day of Ramadan

  2 September 2008

Barbrinha [pt], a Brazilian blogger living in Egypt, is writing a Ramadan diary. On fasting for non-muslin people, she says: “I fasted several times before I was converted, and it has always been my purpose to God, it was me and him and nobody else, I won't write here what...

Angola: New blog covering the elections in English

  2 September 2008

Angola Elections News is a new blog covering the elections in Angola. “Through this forum we encourage you to talk to other media people, ask questions, post links to other interesting stories, research, facts or information that will help journalists cover the elections from a broad range of angles”. Don't...

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