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23 November 2005

Stories from 23 November 2005

Mexico: Pre-Election Impressions

Alán Flores offers some pessimistic thoughts on next year's election.

Brazil: First Release of Elizete Sobe o Morro

Daniella Thompson rejoices at news of the release of 70-year-old Hermínio Bello de Carvalho's album, Elizete Sobe o Morro,

Guatemala: Post-Stan Tourism Recovery

Chapinadas says tourism in the Atitlan region is back up to 70% after taking a major hit from hurricane Stan.

Argentina: Gay Pride Parade Confrontations

Andrés Duque has a summary of last weekend's gay pride parade in Buenos Aires, which reportedly drew 10,000 participants as well as some skirmishes.

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

Foreigners residing in Bolivia make up a good chunk of those blogging about the country. Some have lived in various cities in Bolivia for quite some time and others are...

Bermuda: Bermuda Triangle Museum? Daylight Savings?

A Limey In Bermuda seeks input on why there's no museum commemorating the mythic Bermuda Triangle and also whether or not the island nation should alter its daylight savings schedule...

Pakistan: Introducing Metroblogging Islamabad

Pakistan: Introducing Metroblogging Islamabad

Iran: Non Moslems are Animals!

Sharam Kholdi reports that according Shargh newspaper, Ayatholah Janati, Guardian Council's secretary, said “Humans who follow anything but Islam are the same as those animals who wander about and graze...

China: Sentenced Church Leader

Chinese Christian Jidian has posts in English discussing the case of Cai Zhuohua, the leader of several Beijing area home Christian churches, who was arrested in 2004 and sentenced earlier...

Singapore: Death Penalty Questions

From a Singapore Angle picks apart the U.N. Special Rapporteur's comments that Singapore's mandatory death penalty is against international law.

South Korea: Exam Eve

Gusts of Popular Feeling describes the night before the big, life-determining college entrance exam in South Korea.

Thailand: Manners Contest

At, Richard observes a school competition in Thailand for the best manners.

Vietnam: Best of Saigon

Foodblogger noodlepie lists in one post his recommendations for the best places in Saigon for food.

South Asia: Coping with HIV/ AIDS

South Asia: Coping with HIV/ AIDS

Sri Lanka: Ranil and his future

Sri Lanka: Ranil and his future

Bangladesh: Will HP speak Bangla?

Bangladesh: Will HP speak Bangla?

Nepal: Supreme Court stays

Nepal: Supreme Court stays

Nepal: Restoring democracy

Nepal: Restoring democracy

Pakistan: Introducing Lahore

Pakistan: Introducing Lahore

United Arab Emirates: On Air

Secretdubai sees that there is an explosion with number of English speaking, Arabic owned TV stations that are going to be soon On Air.

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