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· October, 2005

Stories from Quick Reads from October, 2005

Slovenia: Bad Drivers

Michael Manske says that a test of European drivers showing Slovenes to be the worst drivers of those tested has not only confirmed his fears of meeting his end in...

Kyrgyzstan: Protests

Claire Wilkinson has photos of and a roundup of news concerning the recent protests for and against the government in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Time Shift

The Golden Road to Samarqand reports that Kyrgyzstan handles daylight savings time by changing not simply what time it is but what time zone the country is in.

Guatemala: Blog de mi Guatemala Anniversary

Rob Mercatante congratulates Blog de Mi Guatemala, which recently turned two-years-old.

Puerto Rico: History of the Puerto Rico Sun

Clarisel Gonzalez writes out the history of the Puerto Rico Sun.

Aruba: Political Ponderings

Lost in Smallness shows that Aruba still doesn't have complete post-colonial autonomy as the Netherlands “has been making noise” about Minister of Justice, Rudy Croes. Rudy says he'll settle for...

Iran: Iran vs. Israel

Dokhtarak from Iran writes about anti-Israel demonstration(in Farsi) in Shiraz and says: “Only less than 10% of people have participated by their own desire. 70 percent were school kids, 15...

Jordan: 1001 Nights

Rami adds a story to 1001 nights stories when he describes where he comes from. He says: “Jesus was baptised 45 minutes away from my house, Moses looked upon the...

India, Pakistan: Aid Politics

India, Pakistan: Aid Politics

Nepal: Demonstrations

Nepal: Demonstrations

Armenia: SOS Yerevan

Onnik Krikorian has photos from this weekend's protest against the destruction of Yerevan's parks.

Kazakhstan: Win Just Right says that in the upcoming presidential election, President Nazarbaev is worried about winning by too big of a margin.

Azerbaijan: The Week in Politics reports on this week's parliamentary election news.

Brazil: The Gay Kiss Controversy

Responding to controversy over a kiss by two men in the Brazilian soap opera, “America,” Made in Brazil argues that there is large support for gays in the Brazilian media...

Caribbean: Reflections on Caribbean Blogging

Taran Rampersad complements Georgia's conversation with Nicholas Laughlin in his own insightful summary of the state of the Caribbean's blogosphere.

Egypt: The Basilica Vigil

Karim posted some photos of the ‘Basilica Vigil‘, which some described as “an experience of a lifetime.“

Morocco: Hoba Hoba

Foulla thinks that these Hoba Hoba – Rai-Gnaoua-Reggae- artists (Moroccan) band, sing about injustice, pollution in Casablanca, freedom… among other subjects; are great.

Bangladesh: Market Blues

Bangladesh: Market Blues

Lebanon: Lebanese Vacation

Fouad on his vacation in Lebanon. He says: “I put my camera strap around my neck, and slowly walked through the streets and alleys of the lower Basta. Brick by...

Sri Lanka: Eelam Idol

Sri Lanka: Eelam Idol

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