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· August, 2005

Stories from Quick Reads from August, 2005

Venezuelan: Measuring Poverty In the USA

Tomas Sancio of Baruta, Venezuela, criticizes Chavez's accusation of widespread poverty in the United States.

Jamaica: Thoughts on Katrina

Fyr, writing from Jamaica, is heartbroken over Katrina's destruction of New Orleans, which he says has always held a special place in his heart.

Cuba: 1929 Havana Travel Ad

Havana Journal finds an old Cuban travel advertisement from a 1929 issue of National Geographic, which describes the island as “so near at hand – so easily reached – that...

Barbados: Trip to Rock Hall

This, that, & Whatever describes a visit to the historic Freedom Monument of Rock Hall, which was the first free village in Barbados founded by a group of ex-slaves from...

Jordan: IbrahimOwais

Ibrahim Owais says that the Royal Film Commission (RFC) in Jordan continues its search for a script or an idea for a script to produce a Jordanian feature film of...

Labanon: APSA 2005

Abu Aardvark is on his way to to Washington for the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, where he will be presenting his “Anti-Americanisms in Arab Politics” paper.

Bangladesh: Sun.. bathing!?

Bangladesh: Sun.. bathing!?

Nepal: Creative Dissent at work

Nepal: Creative Dissent at work

India: Blog Reviews

India: Blog Reviews

Nigeria: No problem with China textiles

Chippla echoes a view also seen elsewhere in the African blogosphere; why does the West have a problem with the flood of cheap Chinese textiles to hit world ports since...

El Salvador: Yellow alert for Santa Ana volcano

Tim writes that “Salvadoran authorities have put the areas around the Santa Ana volcano on yellow alert after a recent rise in activity at the volcano.” With links to helpful...

Brazil: Tropeiros

South American Journal writes a post about the famed Tropeiros of Brazil accompanied by the impressive photography of Tatiana Cardeal.

Aruba: Natalee Holloway Reporters

Lost in Smallness, written from Aruba, compares reporters covering the Natalee Holloway case to hungry donkeys.

Bahrain: Bahrain is in danger?

Mahmood talks about the recent bogus religious proclamations in key Shi'a areas at Bahrain.

Palestine: Palestinian Lyrical Front

Yazan Malakha shares with us some links for Palestinian rappers and their lyrical hip hop resistance.

United Arab Emirates: Translating Arabic Newspapers

Aqoul started translating some news clips from what is published in one of the big Lebanese newspapers that doesn't have an English edition already on line. He didn't find that...

Sri Lanka: Cops, Cops!

Sri Lanka: Cops, Cops!

India: Thinking of buying that saree?

India: Thinking of buying that saree?

Bangladesh: Jihad and Terrorism

Bangladesh: Jihad and Terrorism

Uganda: Forced into prostitution

NGO worker Stephen Okello blogs about a conversation with a woman who was forced into prostitution to keep her children alive in war-torn northern Uganda. Many others share her fate,...

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