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· September, 2008

Stories about Indigenous from September, 2008

Dominica: Independence

  29 September 2008

Dominica Weekly posts photos from the opening ceremony of the island's 30th anniversary of independence.

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Paraguay: Trans-Chaco Rally Postponed

  22 September 2008

Every year, drivers from across the globe descend on Paraguay's Chaco Region to participate in the Trans-Chaco Rally, which has been running since 1971. This year, the region of the Grand Chaco has been especially hit hard by drought. A State of Emergency had been declared for the area. As a result, the government announced that it would be postponing the race citing the need to allow for aid workers to provide assistance to the region's 18,000 families.

Belize: Independence Day

  22 September 2008

Belizean was proud to be part of the celebrations as the country marked its 27th anniversary of Independence from Great Britain.

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Brazil: Suspense as indigenous land rulings in limbo

  20 September 2008

Brazil's Supreme Court (STF) decided to postpone the decision about Raposa Serra do Sol land but will vote on another less complex demarcation case: the Pataxó Hã-Hã-Hãe people have been waiting for this decision for over 26 years. Meanwhile, bloggers comment on the fact that, for first time in the history of Brazil's Supreme Court, an indian lawyer defended her people. Watch the video.

Kuwait and Ramadan

  16 September 2008

It has been a busy Ramadan in Kuwait, with the collapse of the Stock Exchange, social activities and artistic creativity. Abdullatif Al Omar digs into Kuwaiti blogs to bring us the latest.

China: Infant-killer milk powder sickens the country

  16 September 2008

Is food in China edible? Chinese people started to ask. The tainted infant formula has not only killed 2 babies, triggered panic among parents, but also gave a solid hit on made-in-China. The biggest problem is, we came to lose trust on all that we can eat.

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World Bank Film Competition – Social Dimensions of Climate Change

  15 September 2008

The world bank has a call for submissions of short 2-5 minute documentaries that show the social effects or aspects of climate change. The deadline for the competition is October 24th 2008. They would like submissions from developing countries (particularly from the youth), covering any of the following categories. -...

Trinidad & Tobago: Sea Moss

  10 September 2008

“Men in Trinidad are not bashful to claim how much of an elixir and aphrodisiac the sea moss drink is. It is believed to be an excellent reviver and energizer or as we say in Trini ‘it good for de back'”: Simply Trini Cooking posts a recipe for this delectable...

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