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· November, 2005

Stories from Quick Reads from November, 2005

Guatemala: Stolen Artifacts from Parque el Naranjo

Chapinadas laments the Mayan artifacts which have been looted from an archeological site named “El Naranjo”.

Beautiful Horizons: Haiti Elections Delayed – Again

Randy Paul comments on yet another delay in the Haitian election. Caribpundit, meanwhile, argues that ex-President Aristide has been completely discredited both domestically and abroad.

Aruba, Jamaica: Homosexuality and the Law

As Jamaica begins to discuss the possible repeal of laws which criminalize homosexuality, Lost in Smallness wonders if either Aruba or the Netherlands Antilles were consulted when introducing state-sanctioned gay...

Bahrain: Street Boiling

Zainab Alkhawaja reported that a Bahraini activist was raped two nights ago. Due to lack of proper action from local authorities, Mahmood say that Bahrain is going through a situation...

Iraq: Hostages

Three of the four Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) hostages in Iraq of whom a video was released today have been in Palestine working as Palestinian Solidarity activists, International Solidarity Movement...

Saudi Arabia: Double Win

Sabbah writes that two Saudi businesswomen swept to an unprecedented victory in elections to the board of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday in the first polls...

India: Our American relations

India: Our American relations

India: Blogging and Journalism

India: Blogging and Journalism

Sri Lanka: Wikify Wikify Wikify

Sri Lanka: Wikify Wikify Wikify

Malaysia: “Squatgate” Reporting

Says Project Petaling Street Blog, in the Malaysian police-political scandal rapidly coming to be known as “squatgate,” opposition politicians’ blogs have been much more adept at using the Internet to...

Ecuador: Quayaquil and “Planting Trees”

Muerto de Risa describes her day trip to Ecuador's largest city, Quayaquil while Patricia Granda documents the difficulties and details of a carbon exchange program which was to plant 150,000...

Puerto Rico: Rules Amendments

Tom Lincoln of the Puerto Rico Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has posted the new rules amendments which will go into effect on December 1st and also links to a...

Jordan: Takfiri Culture

Nas say, “…there was calculation, there was a lack of hesitation, and this requires a degree of indoctrination that can only be traced back to the Takfiri culture of “if...

Morocco: Free Press

Foulla is posting a petition to “Stop Morocco’s Attempt to Muzzle the Free Press. Protest the Moroccan Judges’ Financial Asphyxiation of Tel Quel Magazine.“

United Arab Emirates: Mute Maids

Secret Dubai say, it's a common sight across the UAE: a downtrodden-looking young maid, often Indonesian or Malaysian in appearance, pushing a child in a pram or pushchair. A hijab...

Iran: Against Aids

Fanous, a collective blogger, on Thursday different Iranian associations will gather in front of Shahr Theatre to encourage people to fight against Aids and to protect HIV's people rights. (Link...

Nepal: To break the spell

Nepal: To break the spell

Nepal: Return of the BBC

Nepal: Return of the BBC

South Africa: domestic labour

South African blog, Fodder is disgusted at the latest 6.7% increase in wages for domestic workers….”It is a blight on our new democracy that our government says a person can...

Philippines: Are You Lonesome Tonight?

“The Philippines is one of the world's major exporters of Elvis impersonators,” claims Jessica Zafra. Read about it here.

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