31 October 2005

Stories from 31 October 2005

Slovenia: Bad Drivers

  31 October 2005

Michael Manske says that a test of European drivers showing Slovenes to be the worst drivers of those tested has not only confirmed his fears of meeting his end in a Slovenian roundabout, but shown that perhaps he should be more worried.

Brazil: The Gay Kiss Controversy

  31 October 2005

Responding to controversy over a kiss by two men in the Brazilian soap opera, “America,” Made in Brazil argues that there is large support for gays in the Brazilian media and posts a link to email the Globo network to air the kiss.

Aruba: Political Ponderings

  31 October 2005

Lost in Smallness shows that Aruba still doesn't have complete post-colonial autonomy as the Netherlands “has been making noise” about Minister of Justice, Rudy Croes. Rudy says he'll settle for Minister of Tourism if his brother gets to be Minister of Justice.

Recently in Argentina

  31 October 2005

As always, “[ES]” refers to posts in Spanish. All other linked pages are, at least partly, written in English. Diego Sarraseca, an Argentine living in Los Angeles, wrote a trilingual post yesterday entitled, “Today We Celebrate Christmas in Argentina,” referring to the birthday of soccer star Diego Maradona and the...

Iran: Iran vs. Israel

  31 October 2005

Dokhtarak from Iran writes about anti-Israel demonstration(in Farsi) in Shiraz and says: “Only less than 10% of people have participated by their own desire. 70 percent were school kids, 15 percent military forces and 5 percent officials. She thinks Iranian people have become a joke in the eyes of the...

Morocco: Hoba Hoba

  31 October 2005

Foulla thinks that these Hoba Hoba – Rai-Gnaoua-Reggae- artists (Moroccan) band, sing about injustice, pollution in Casablanca, freedom… among other subjects; are great.

Jordan: 1001 Nights

  31 October 2005

Rami adds a story to 1001 nights stories when he describes where he comes from. He says: “Jesus was baptised 45 minutes away from my house, Moses looked upon the holy land 35 minutes away from my house, the temple of Zeus is not too far too, Jerusalem is a...

Lebanon: Lebanese Vacation

  31 October 2005

Fouad on his vacation in Lebanon. He says: “I put my camera strap around my neck, and slowly walked through the streets and alleys of the lower Basta. Brick by brick, cobblestone by cobblestone, I tried to take as much of it in as I could. From the little piece...

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