· December, 2005

Stories from Quick Reads from December, 2005

Aruba: Throwing pagaras

  31 December 2005

Some time before tonight at midnight, the majority of households and businesses in Aruba will throw a pagara to ward off fuku, says ArubaGirl.

Belize: News portal update

  31 December 2005

Melody reports that the Belize Free Press news portal has been updated. The site features links to Belize newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations and online news sites.

Guatemala: Giving to the Neediest

  30 December 2005

The bloggers behind Guate360 did a great service to their country by collecting online donations (ES) in order to buy discounted Christmas gifts for rural children around the country. You can still make a donation via Amazon. One commenter notes that the first gifts were handed out on Wednesday in...

Costa Rica: Coyol Wine in Nicoya

  30 December 2005

The traditional Coyol Wine of Santa Cruz and Nicoya is now in season. Costa Rica Blogs advises that you can “hoose from the strong, bitter wine that is milked from the tree at 6 am, or from the sweet wine that comes out when the tree is milked at noon...

Bolivia: Evo Morales Update

  30 December 2005

Both Alvaro Ruiz-Navajas and Eduardo Avila have updates on President-Elect Evo Morales. Speaking of a recent Wall Street Journal article on the Bolivian Election, Jim Shultz says, “This just proves how utterly wrong writers can be when they try to paint themselves as experts about places they have never been.”

Argentina: Remembering Cromañon

  30 December 2005

Toutatis remembers the first anniversary of the Cromañón tragedy, when 194 concertgoers died in a blaze at the República Cromañón concert venue. Toutatis remarks that the tragedy “has changed the way nightclubs, rockclubs and bars in the city are controlled and granted permits” as well as influenced the impeachment trial...

Uganda: Travels In

  30 December 2005

Arjen Westra's African blog writes about his arrival in Kampala, Uganda.………..For the first time I didn't experience the 12,5 hour bustrip on the bumpy Kenyan roads. I flew in: 50 minutes from Nairobi to Entebbe. From there an less than an hour to Kampala

Uganda: Travels In

  30 December 2005

Arjen Westra's African blog writes about his arrival in Kampala, Uganda.………..For the first time I didn't experience the 12,5 hour bustrip on the bumpy Kenyan roads. I flew in: 50 minutes from Nairobi to Entebbe. From there an less than an hour to Kampala

Uganda: Travels In

  30 December 2005

Arjen Westra's African blog writes about his arrival in Kampala, Uganda.………..For the first time I didn't experience the 12,5 hour bustrip on the bumpy Kenyan roads. I flew in: 50 minutes from Nairobi to Entebbe. From there an less than an hour to Kampala

Kenya: God and Institutions

  30 December 2005

What an African Woman Thinks continues with her questions around God, this time is institutions…… Is slotting us into institutions God's way of encouraging us to die to self?

South Africa: how to get rich

  30 December 2005

White African points to an essay on how to become a millionaire……..Paul Graham’s essay’s are all incredibly well written and great reads. I particularly enjoyed “How to Make Wealth“, here’s a quote:

Nigeira: Telecoms

  30 December 2005

Chippla's Weblog takes a critical look at Nigeria's telecoms industry……………The Nigerian Telecommunications Limited, or NITEL as it is widely known, had been doing this ever since it was established. And while much of the world, yes even countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, happened to be enjoying the use of mobile telephones...

Kenya: Geeky sites

  30 December 2005

Kenyan Pundit is having a great holiday and is very busy. Nonetheless she spares us a few minutes to wish everyone a Happy New Year and points to some geeky sites…..

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