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· May, 2011

Stories about Economics & Business from May, 2011

Haiti: A Different View of Cite Soleil

“We want to showcase local talents, and change the image of the youth in Cite Soleil. We want to get people planting again and eating Haitian food”: Throwing Down the...

Bahamas, Jamaica: Caribbean Climate Change

Weblog Bahamas‘ Rick Lowe is “all for going green voluntarily…and in time”, while Labrish Jamaica warns: “There is no debate anymore about climate change. It is here. If sea level...

Caribbean: FIFA Foul

Regional bloggers congratulate the Bermudian and Bahamian football representatives – now being lauded as whistleblowers – who refused to accept bribes from FIFA; Globewriter republishes suspended vice-president Jack Warner's statement...

East Africa: New Investements for Startups in East Africa

Emeka blogs about Fanisi Venture Capital Fund which “focuses on a segment of the market that has to date been outside the ambit of most venture funds in the East...

Thailand: Free bilingual business newspaper

Launched this year, Business Plus Thailand is Thailand's only free bilingual business newspaper that focuses on local news.

Poland: The Year of Anniversaries

Polandian posts a list of companies celebrating anniversaries of their presence in Poland in 2011.

Cuba: Five Intellectuals Analyze the 15-M

The blog La Pupila Insomne [es] has convened five intellectuals [es] to discuss and analyze the social movement 15-M (May 15) that has developed in Spain in recent weeks.

El Salvador: Problems After Change in Propane Gas Subsidy

El Salvador from the Inside explains the controversy over a change in the propane gas subsidy which was meant to help the poor. The subsidy is now “tied to your...

Jordan: Debating Economic Policies and the Road to Reform

The state of Jordan's economy, specifically discussing economic policies since 1989 and the national debt, were the highlight of the 7iber #HashtagDebates. The conversation hosted prominent Jordanian economists Ibrahim Saif...

Bangladesh: Options Left For Dr. Yunus

An Ordinary Citizen comments on the options available for Bangladeshi Nobel laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus after he was removed from the position as Managing Director of Grameen Bank.

Hungary: Corruption On the Rise

Hungarian Spectrum writes about corruption in Hungary: “A few days ago Ernst & Young made public its latest survey on corruption in Europe and came up with the startling result...

France : The “Civilized” Internet According to President Sarkozy

As a prelude to the G8 summit in Deauville, chaired by France, the e-G8 forum of the Internet was held in Paris on 23 and 24 May 2011. To the...

Haiti: Vendors in Delmas

Throwing Down the Water reports on “the chaos” associated with clean-up efforts in Delmas, the capital's largest commune.

Spain: From Spanish Revolution to World Revolution

Mobilizations in Spain have ignited what has been called a “World Revolution”, with more than 600 demonstrations and camp outs taking place in solidarity with Spanish protesters. Websites, Twitter hashtags,...

Belarus: Economic Crisis

Nils van der Vegte of RussiaWatchers reports on the economic crisis in Belarus.

Guyana: Dreaming of Utopia

“One day, we gon discard that box, push aside the ol’ habits, and think in ways that make the whole place sparkle”: Guyana-Gyal has a dream.

Venezuela: Fee Hikes for the Caracas Metro and the Bolivarian University

Setty writes about recent price hikes that, he argues, are getting little attention: “The Caracas Metro is tripling its fares, from 0.50 bolivars to 1 bolivar in June and 1.50...

Bahamas: Mid-Term Budget

“I die in despair as the debt, deficits and taxes all continue to rise with no respite in sight”: Rick Lowe at Weblog Bahamas doesn't hold out much hope for...

Trinidad & Tobago: Advantegous Politics

Plain Talk says that when it comes to politics, “the name of the game is advantage.”

World Economy: Women Weigh in on Poverty, Work and Debt

The International Museum of Women's online exhibit on women and the economy, features slideshows, podcasts, videos and essays on women from countries such as Sudan, Denmark, Philippines, USA, Costa Rica,...

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