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August, 2005

Stories from August, 2005

Venezuelan: Measuring Poverty In the USA

Tomas Sancio of Baruta, Venezuela, criticizes Chavez's accusation of widespread poverty in the United States.

El Salvador: Yellow alert for Santa Ana volcano

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...

Jamaica: Thoughts on Katrina

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.

Brazil: Tropeiros

South American Journal writes a post about the famed Tropeiros of Brazil accompanied by the impressive photography of Tatiana Cardeal.

Cuba: 1929 Havana Travel Ad

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...

Aruba: Natalee Holloway Reporters

Lost in Smallness, written from Aruba, compares reporters covering the Natalee Holloway case to hungry donkeys.

Barbados: Trip to Rock Hall

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...

Blog Day 2005

Blog Day 2005 is making waves throughout the global blogosphere. The one-day celebration, which encourages bloggers to introduce their readers to five new weblogs from other cultures or perspectives, has...

Bahrain: Bahrain is in danger?

Mahmood talks about the recent bogus religious proclamations in key Shi'a areas at Bahrain.

Jordan: IbrahimOwais

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...

Palestine: Palestinian Lyrical Front

Yazan Malakha shares with us some links for Palestinian rappers and their lyrical hip hop resistance.

Labanon: APSA 2005

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.

United Arab Emirates: Translating Arabic Newspapers

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...

Bangladesh: Sun.. bathing!?

Bangladesh: Sun.. bathing!?

Sri Lanka: Cops, Cops!

Sri Lanka: Cops, Cops!

Nepal: Creative Dissent at work

Nepal: Creative Dissent at work

India: Thinking of buying that saree?

India: Thinking of buying that saree?

India: Blog Reviews

India: Blog Reviews

Bangladesh: Jihad and Terrorism

Bangladesh: Jihad and Terrorism

Nigeria: No problem with China textiles

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...

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