Stories from Quick Reads from August, 2005
Tomas Sancio of Baruta, Venezuela, criticizes Chavez's accusation of widespread poverty in the United States.
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 resources.
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.
South American Journal writes a post about the famed Tropeiros of Brazil accompanied by the impressive photography of Tatiana Cardeal.
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 no American need suppress his desire for foreign travel.”
Lost in Smallness, written from Aruba, compares reporters covering the Natalee Holloway case to hungry donkeys.
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 a nearby plantation.
Mahmood talks about the recent bogus religious proclamations in key Shi'a areas at Bahrain.
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 high international standards.
Yazan Malakha shares with us some links for Palestinian rappers and their lyrical hip hop resistance.
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.
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 an easy job!
Bangladesh: Sun.. bathing!?
Sri Lanka: Cops, Cops!
Nepal: Creative Dissent at work
India: Thinking of buying that saree?
India: Blog Reviews
Bangladesh: Jihad and Terrorism
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 the beginning of the year? “If trade is meant to be free, then let it be.”
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, she says.
Under constitutional changes just signed into law by President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabweans will not be allowed to travel freely if they are deemed “a threat to national security”, laments Zimpundit.