7 September 2005

Stories from 7 September 2005

Spotlight Guatemala

  7 September 2005

As the U.S. and Guatemalan mens soccer teams prepare for tonight's match in Guatemala City, it appears that the Guatemalan blogging community is beginning to reach out more to English-language readers. On a post about the promotion of Guatemala's world heritage sites, Guate360 writes, “it is not uncommon for us...

Russia: Maybe he won't

  7 September 2005

Siberian Light‘s Andy, sitting in a Burger King in Glasgow Airport, wonders if Russian President Vladimir Putin will indeed step down at the end of his second term, as is required by the constitution.

Russia: Old flame

  7 September 2005

Neeka hangs out with a former love, beautiful but terribly damaged, and is relieved to discover she can recover the good memories but doesn't have to go back to old times.

Turkmenistan: Baseless rumours

  7 September 2005

Nathan at Registan rounds up his reasons for not believing rumours that the U.S. is talking to Turkmenistan about a potential location for a military base.

Zimbabwe: Free market advocate

  7 September 2005

Zimpundit points out that the Zimbabwean finance minister is a proponent of free-market economic policies, and is trying to persuade President Robert Mugabe to try freeing prices.

Jamaica: Reprieve from Protests

  7 September 2005

FYR looks for some humorous distraction as protests continue on outside his workplace. He also says Bruce Golding, who called for the protests, has definitely lost his vote.

Sudan: Execution of minors

  7 September 2005

The Sudanese government has executed people who were minors at the time of the crimes they were accused of, and denied a fair trial to others sentenced to death, according to a recent statement posted on Human Rights Watch.

Uganda: Sexual politics

  7 September 2005

Black Star Journal examines the relationship between a severe shortage of condoms in Uganda and the abstinence policies favoured by the Bush administration.

Barbados: Ironic Sugar Shortage

  7 September 2005

this, that, & whatever writes about an apparent raw sugar shortage in Barbados’ supermarkets and notes the irony that the island “produces about 50,000 tonnes of the commodity a year.”

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