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28 October 2005

Stories from 28 October 2005

Nicaragua: Cultural Observations

Both ¡Pura Vida! and Nicaragua Travels jot down some cultural observations.

Bolivia: Election Crisis

Jim Schultz hands over his blog to Bolivian activist, Boris Rios who offers his insight into Bolivia's current election crisis.

Cuba: Disaster in Havana

Ernesto, a computer programmer in Havana, documents flooding in the city brought on by Hurricane Wilma. With an impresive collection of photos.

Colombia: “The Narco in All of Us”

Responding to recent criticism of President Uribe, Parce says that all Colombians have, in some way, indirectly supported the “narco traficantes.”

Hurricane Wilma Through Monterrey's Eyes

Last week's theme among bloggers here in Monterrey, Mexico was hurricane Wilma. We have all kinds of point of views about the subject. Reading goleech, we have a very valid...

Morocco: Terrorism Threat in Morocco

Foulla writes that Al-Salafiyah al-Jihadiyah in Morocco Declares Jihad on the Moroccan Government. They issued a statement, declaring that the time has come to announce the “jihad on the government...

Jordan: Westernized Ramadan!

Firas wonders: “Well, these decorations are to commemorate Ramadan! Yet they are very westernized! The lanterns are now substituted for a flashing star in a crescent. Some has gone far...

Jordan: University debts

Khalaf has a good analysis on the Jordanian universities debts which seems to be worsening and affecting the universities level of education. There are eight public universities in Jordan, with...

Saudi Arabia: Children's Rights

Sabbah writes: “A 14-year-old Egyptian boy faces execution in Saudi Arabia after a flawed trial in which he was convicted for the murder of another child, Human Rights Watch said...

Iran: Woman's Rights

Fatima the Iranian girl says… when you wish a good future for yourself and your sisters, it means you have to fight for it, and try hard to change this...

Iran: Israel Off the Map?

Farid Pouya believes that Ahmadinejad and hardliners welcome crisis and sanctions against Iran. Yasser says: “in west everything against Israel and Jewish be censored and is not surprisingly when all...

Egypt: Threats Coptic Christians

Ritzy wonders: “is this heated language going to improve the situation? Did not Pope Shenouda call for reason just a few days ago?”

Bahrain: Survey: ‘Status’ of Women in Bahrain

Global Soul made an online survey for Bahraini males only to vote enable to determine how they view and interact with women in the workspace and home.

Iraq: Who is Mosul's Real Inhabitants?

Truth Teller of A Citizen Of Mosul is wondering, are the American Encyclopedias are so ignorant, that they didn't know the real inhabitants of the city of Mosul are Arab?...

Iraq: A short Guide to Iraq

LadyBird of Baghdad Dweller comments on quotes from A short Guide to Iraq (PDF) written for American soldiers who were stationed in Iraq to prevent Nazis from seizing the country’s...

China: Shanghai in Pajamas

A new blog has an unhealthy obsession: taking pictures of people wandering Shanghai in their pajamas.

Japan: Antique Show

Japundit has an article on Nandemo Kantedan, a 10-year-old TV show that, like the popular U.S. series Antiques Roadshow, values people's old junk and makes their wildest dreams come true.

Singapore: Blogger Pleads Guilty

Huichieh Loy of From a Singapore Angle reacts to the conviction of the third local blogger charged for making racist comments. Mr. Wang has information about the other players and...

South Korea: Office Space

Working in Korea lists seven things he finds different about Korean workplaces.

Vietnam: In the Soup

On noodlepie‘s suggestion, soup-obsessed No Star Where tries Vietnam's famous noodle soup pho at a pho chain he derided as McPho and is pleasantly surprised.

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