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9 August 2005

Stories from 9 August 2005

Guatemala: New Student Blogs

  9 August 2005

Carlos Roberto Cabrera of Regilete has an updated list of blogs from the EnRed project which encourages students from around Guatemala to start their own blogs about topics that interest them.

Guatemala: New Media University Program

  9 August 2005

Eloquence and Subalternity is a big fan of the online digital collection of the New Media program at Guatemala's Francisco Marroquin University. There are also several worthwhile publications in English on their site.

Nicaragua: Linux Internet Cafes

  9 August 2005

Kevin Brandes writes a post on Linux Journal about his summer trip to Estelí, Nicaragua where he is helping spread the word about free and open source Linux, which he calls the only realistic legal choice for someone wanting to start an Internet cafe there. Linux Gazette, meanwhile, explains how...

Nicaragua: Pre-Hispanic Capitol

  9 August 2005

Picasso Dreams went to a presentation by an archeologist in Nicaragua about what he believes to be the region's original capitol city before the Spanish conquest.

China & Taiwan: lee teng-hui sounds off

  9 August 2005

Former Taiwanese President Lee Tung-Hui has injected himself into the China/Taiwan debate by arguing that any invasion of Taiwan by China would be impossible due to the US nuclear submarine presence in the western Pacific.

Singapore: National Day

  9 August 2005

Today is Singapore's National Day, and it's also the 40th anniversary of Singapore's independence. Daryl Sng muses that it feels odd to have a country younger than his parents, while Mr.Brown's family provided color commentary on the National Day Parade. also has a roundup of Singapore blogs celebrating their...

Estonia: Noncitizens to disappear by 2010

  9 August 2005

Bonjour L'Estonie reports that Prime Minister Andrus Ansip announced that Estonia's stateless population will have all become Estonian citizens within 10 years. Interestingly enough, Estonia's apparently liberal naturalization process contrasts sharply with the process in some western countries.

Meet Da: Cambodian Software Engineer

  9 August 2005

Hok KaKada, age 21, is one of six software engineers working on the Khmer OpenSource Software Project and the only woman. “Da” was born in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. She has worked on the project since August, 2004. The Khmer OS Project is customizing OpenSource software programs...

Images from Indonesia: Flag Seller

  9 August 2005

“Seller in a Market That Should Be a Lot Smaller by Now” by Shreyans A street vendor sells Indonesian flags for in Jakarta in preparation for the upcoming Indonesian National Day on August 17th.

Philippines: Kill the pork barrels

  9 August 2005

The Sassy Lawyer writes about the Priority Development Assistance Fund, more commonly known as the pork barrel fund. The PDAF automatically allocates funds to legislators to spend as they wish.

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