2 August 2005

Stories from 2 August 2005

Philippines: No need for charter change

  2 August 2005

Inside PCIJ reports that a recent poll indicate that 70% of Filipinos believe that President Arroyo's call to amend the Constitution is unnecessary. On the flip side, however, roughly the same percentage admitted that they had little or no knowledge of the Constitution.

Bolivia: Foreign Minister Pushed Out

  2 August 2005

Boli-Nica has the low down on Bolivian Finance Minister, Luis Carlos Jemio who was supposedly forced to retire for some anti-leftist comments in what seems to be a ever more leftist Bolivian political atmosphere.

Iran: Ganji's judge murdered

One of the more surprising twists in the on-going saga of imprisoned dissident journalist Akbar Ganji is the news that the judge in his case was murdered today in Tehran. Iranian blogger Mr. Behi wonders what this turn of events means in the larger scheme of things while webgardian links...

Taiwan: Taiwanese Double Play

  2 August 2005

Taiwan Tiger reports on a gambling scandal that's roiling Taiwanese baseball right now. Unfortunately, it looks like the press is scapegoating foreign players who have been implicated in the scandal while whitewashing Taiwanese involvment.

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