21 October 2005

Stories from 21 October 2005

This week in the Caribbean blogosphere

  21 October 2005

It was an active week in the Caribbean blogosphere, with most of the buzz coming out of Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago: Jamaica In Jamaica, much of the discussion focused on the incessant rainfall, which caused serious flooding in several parts of the island this past week. “I drove through...

China: Power Player

  21 October 2005

Musing Under the Tenement Palm reads the tea leaves in the probable absence of traditional prisoner releases before George Bush's state visit to China in November.

Ecuador: Bloggers Report on Intel CEO's Visit

  21 October 2005

Both Eduardo Ochoa and Eduardo Arcos comment on the lack of mainstream media coverage of Intel CEO, Craig Barret's visit to Ecuador and wonder if bloggers are already covering certain news items better than traditional journalists.

Puerto Rico: Thoughts on Statehood

  21 October 2005

Gil Schmidt, who lived 20 years in the U.S., argues that Puerto Rico never has a chance of statehood. Following his post, a commenter writes, “That's absolutely right. Puerto Rico's status means nothing to Americans. To Puerto Ricans, it means everything.”

Iraq: Palestinian refugees harassment in Iraq

  21 October 2005

Christian Iraq reports that representatives of the 40,000 Palestinian refugees living in Iraq say they have suffered harassment and persecution at the hands of security forces and ordinary Iraqi people since the fall of Saddam Hussein two years ago. Now some Palestinians living in Iraq have decided spontaneously to leave....

Iraq: Downtime in Baghda

  21 October 2005

Christopher of Back to Iraq says: “My mental state is not what it was; I’m irritable and snappish, with less patience than ever before. Panic attacks are becoming more common and sleep less so. And I’ve just been back less than two weeks. So when I’m annoyed with the Iraqi...

Iraq: Stolen Smile

  21 October 2005

ChildrenVoiceIraq calls: “Lets get back the stolen happiness to the Iraqi kids , Lets return nice smiles to their small lips. These wars and violence took every thing from them and left them to the streets , looking on trash , homeless , fatherless . I know we can't get...

Egypt: Child's Education Right

  21 October 2005

Maryanne of Living in Egypt says that theoretically, all children under the age of about 16 are supposed to be attending school, but not all of them do. Some of the poorer children go to work at very early ages to help support their families. This isn't good for most...

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