Stories from 1 November 2005
Lordzenn emphasizes at length that recent controversy over a “secret meeting” of former Prime Minister Sir John Compton with authorities from Taiwan shouldn't take away attention from Saint Lucia's domestic crime problem.
Bugs’ Blog says Venezuelans are celebrating the World Series victory by the Chicago White Sox who are managed by Venezuelan-born Ozzie Guillen.
Abeni's post on rising obesity in St. Vincent and the Grenadines sparks a lively comment thread filled with surprise, anger, and analysis.
Claudio informs us of the Legal Workshop for Bloggers, sponsored by Derechos Digitales, which will take place at the brand new Santiago Library on November 12th. More than 300 have registered.
Sangroncito describes the guilt of coming from relative privilege compared to the low monthly wages and high unemployment of Salvador, Brazil.
Jamaica Today explains both the true meaning of “irie” and how to make mouth-watering fried plantains.
zulauf.us responds to readers asking where Guyana is located with a link straight to the small island of Wakenaam where the author lives. Also, a post on the dangers of burning trash during the dry season.
Watchout Nam LaMore walking around the souq (outdoor market) and swirka (little souq) of Morocco.
After all, Halloween is also celebrated in Bahrain.
Mustapha wonders, whyArabs side with a dictator against the whole international community? Doha thinks that it's time for the Syrian people to be represented by someone who takes their interest into heart.
Raed Jarrar wondering, so, making the ballot boxes out of glass makes democracy more transparent in the Middle East!
Zeinobia says, Amr Khaled and Amr Mussa were not danger and they are not danger on national security but regime Security.
Nepal, India: Borders
India: Sex Education
Sri Lanka: Telecom Restrictions
Sri Lanka: Sarvodaya
Pakistan: Google Earth Dynamic Overlay - Made Public
Lux Mean at Cambodia Blog reports that short message service or SMS, a.k.a. text, is catching on in Cambodia — as long as the texts don't discuss politics.
Bingfeng Teahouse points us to the blog (Chinese) of the Back Dorm Boys, the art students whose video lip-syncing a U.S. boy band has become an Internet sensation.
Asiapundit and Bingfeng Teahouse engage in a spirited debate over Westerners, the media and China.