26 July 2005

Stories from 26 July 2005

Cuba: Hamburgers

  26 July 2005

A contributor to A Hamburger Today visited Cuba to get the low down on the Socialist Island's hamburger scene. Though he encountered “the kindest people I've ever met,” the taste of the hamburgers left something to be desired: “The burger stayed in my mind for days. I kept tasting that...

Flickr Pick from Trinidad and Tobago

  26 July 2005

From the excellent photoblog, Caribbean Free Photo, comes this portrait, entitled “Steel and Brass.” 22-year old trumpeter Etienne Charles, photographed at the Phase II Pan Groove panyard, home base of one of Trinidad & Tobago’s most celebrated steel orchestras. “This place is my home,” says Etienne, “For me this was...

Bolivia: Samuel Doria Medina

  26 July 2005

Barrio Flores profiles Bolivian presidential candidate and Burger King magnate, Samuel Doria Medina, who describes his political platform as hot sauce, not ketchup.

Colombia, Bolivia: Coca buybacks

  26 July 2005

Plan Colombia and Beyond writes about a new Colombian initiative to buy back illegal coca harvests in Colombia. The post notes that a similar program in Bolivia a few years ago did not do much.

Argentina: Medical Tourism and Who Benefits

  26 July 2005

Expat Argentina has a post in English on “medical tourism” in Argentina while Jorge Gobbi of Blog de Viajes says in Spanish that more studies need to be done to discover just who does benefit from increased tourism.

Argentina: Text Messaging

  26 July 2005

The metablog, weblog.com.ar, reports that 80% of cell phone users in Argentina use text messaging [es]. It often seems like the U.S. is about the only country that doesn't.

Argentina: First Impressions, Buenos Aires

  26 July 2005

Marisa, from Leander, Texas, writes a spanish and english version of her arrival to Buenos Aires and then this post of her first impressions of the city when she stumbled upon what “felt like … the middle of a COPS episode.

Singapore: SG Entrepreneurs

  26 July 2005

A new blog devoted to entrepreneurship has been launched in Singapore. It's actually kinda interesting, since the Singaporean economic model has not been particularly entrepreneurship-heavy, unlike, say the Hong Kong or Taiwanese economic models…

Russia: Spammer Murdered

Digenis.org reports that Russia's most notorious spammer was found beaten to death in his apartment over the weekend. It's unknown if his brutal murder was connected to his spamming activities.

China: Security Guards Attack Street Peddlers

  26 July 2005

China Digital Timespoints to these shocking images of security guards assaulting street peddlers. The site's in Chinese, but the headline reads “Nanning TV night crew took video of an incident in which security guards from a seaside KTV [karaoke w/ private rooms] beat people up”.