Stories from 12 April 2010
Jiten Roy at Mukto-Mona comments: “It’s not easy to have a discussion with an ideologue because they believe in the absoluteness of their views, and their minds are closed; there is no room for accommodation.”
The Saraguro indigenous community in Ecuador is facing challenges - young people lose many typical customs, as well as the ability to speak Kichwa. However, one blogger Angel Gualán is helping to preserve some of these traditions, as well as dispel some of the many misconceptions that some have of the Saraguro.
There are now online forms on the website of the International Airport in Montevideo, Uruguay, making it easier for travelers to fill out entry/exit and customs forms in advance. However, Chino of the blog Tan Conectados [es] writes that it is not very user-friendly.
After the April 4th local elections in Bolivia, Mario Durán of Palabras Libres [es] writes that the National Electoral Court is under fire accused of fraud by the national government because of some results that did not go their way.
Filip Stojanovski writes about an amusing overlap between Macedonian pop music, advertising and education, and reviews Macedonian bloggers' reactions to some of the "ridiculous advertising songs."