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2 September 2008

Stories from 2 September 2008

Argentina: Neuquén Blog Community

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.

Paraguay: Documentary Film About Filigree Jewelry Making

Muna Annahas writes about the documentary film that she produced about the art of filigree jewelry making, which is popular in her native Paraguay.

Russia: Ingush Opposition

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...

Costa Rica: National Films Gain Positive Reviews

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,...

Russia: Riverboat Trip Report

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis posts a photo report from a riverboat trip to Kazan, Cheboksary, Kozmodemyansk, Nizhny Novgorod and a few other places.

Russia: Re-Writing History, Again

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about yet another attempt to re-write Russian history.

Ossetia, Georgia, Russia: History

“A little about history of Ossetia and Georgia” – at De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis.

Brazil: A tatoo shows violence banalization

PE Body Count [pt] brings a picture which shows how much violence is amalgamated with daily life in Brazil.

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Obama & Race

Notes from Port of Spain asks, “How much does it matter that Barack Obama is black?”

Haiti: Hurricane Hanna

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

Iran: Made in Iran cars

Kourosh Ziabari, Iran based blogger, informs us that Iranian auto manufacturer ,Iran Khodro, finally unveiled four new types of its national brand.

Cuba: Helping Gorki

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...

Where in the world are Global Voices translators?

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...

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

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...

Cape Verde: Pictures of a trip

Redy Wilson Lima [pt] publishes beautiful pictures of a trip through Cape Verde, going from the capital Praia to Assomada and Tarrafal.

Bahamas: Open Competition

“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

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...

Brazil, Egypt: The first day of Ramadan

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...

Angola: New blog covering the elections in English

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...

Bangladesh: The poor and banks

The 3rd World View on the banking industry, the poor and the idea of microfinance.

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