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26 December 2005

Stories from 26 December 2005

Brazil: Christmas in Brazil

Didn't see Santa this year? That's because he was in Rio de Janeiro. Made in Brazil also offers up 10 convincing reasons to spend the holidays in the Southern Hemisphere.

Chile: Soccer Champions and Chilean Music

Marcelo Mackinnon writes in OhmyNews International that Catholic University beat the University of Chile in the 2005 football championship. Huasonic, writing from Spain, is filled with joy after stumbling upon...

Grenada: IMF reports & indifferent politicians

YingYang lists the highlights of a recent IMF report on Grenada, adding that the Grenadian Prime Minister has ignored all requests from the Grenada Chamber of Commerce, the Grenada Trades...

Bermuda: Conversations v. Monologues

In replying to those who believe politics scared him away from the Royal Gazette, newspaper columnist-turned-blogger A Limey in Bermuda scores one for the citizen journalism team. “I find conversations...

Venezuela: Lack of Coffee and Inspiration

A.M. Mora y Leon had a difficult time finding coffee in Caracas during a recent visit and directs readers to a satirical explanation of the coffee shortage at Caracas Chronicles....

Caribbean: Ginger Beer and Sorrel

Both Cayman Time and Simian Scratchings let out the secret recipes of two of the English-speaking Caribbean's favorite Christmas drinks: ginger beer and sorrel.

Armenia: Ooof

Zarchka is a new contributor at Oneworld Multimedia, and her first post is on the money and work that goes into celebrating New Year's.

Ukraine: Presidential Market Day

Veronica Khokhlova reports on her husband's encounter with President Yushchenko at an antiques market. The president visits the market at least once per month just as he has been for...

Poland: Avian-Free Nativity

the beatroot reports that avian flu fears stopped a Polish nativity scene tradition this year.

Afghanistan: NGO Skepticism

Afghan Reality reports on skepticism of and need for financial transparency in Afghanistan's NGO community.

Peru: Seeking Congressional Representatives

Have some extra time this holiday season? Why not run for congress in Peru. Fabiola Bazo of Peru Elections 2006 writes that a Peruvian political party has placed classified ads...

Ukraine: Ad Copies

Russian Marketing Blog reports on how one Ukrainian company has taken its advertising ideas from recognizable campaigns run by other companies.

Kenya in London and Goose for xmas dinner

African Bullets & Honey shares his xmas dinner of wild goose….For dinner we baked the wild goose marinated in tangerines, strawberries, red onions, garlic and clove powder among other spices....

Nigeria: Xmas in my home town

Jangbalajugbu-Homeland Stories writes that like millions of other Nigerians at Christmas time, he is off to his home town which is called Saki in Oyo State where the heat is...

South Africa: Nelson Mandela Sq

Mzansi Afrika points to some photographs of Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg, South Africa which ironically is situated in “most upmarket shopping and dining destinations. The area is situated in...

Kenya: White Christmas/white Jesus

What an African Woman Thinks the questions the idea of a “white Christimas” in Kenya and the possibility of a “White Jesus” ………….. I said, in mitigation, in defence of...

Ethiopia: Gender barriers to education

Barriers to girls attending school in Ethiopia and elsewhere in Africa are numerous. Friends of Ethiopia comments that the lack of toilet facilities, privacy and water also act as a...

Sudan: Darfur

Passion of the Present points to an article in the New York Times that analyses concerns over the ethical dilemmas faced by aid organizations in dealing with restrictions imposed by...

Nigeria: HIV

Black Start Journal reports on the Nigeria's new initiative that will provide free antiretroviral drugs to HIV/AIDS sufferers. Nigeria has the third highest HIV rate in the world.

China: Bloggers Beware of WordPress China

China bloggers have been sounding the alarm about wordpress.com.cn, a free WordPress blog hosting service in China. The service, which has no relationship to WordPress, deletes accounts without warning a...

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