13 May 2006

Stories from 13 May 2006

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — tourism and gold mining

  13 May 2006

Salvadoran bloggers often ponder what types of economic development can best help the country lift the overall status of its people. There is general agreement that tourism would be good for the country, but what kind of tourism? Hunnapuh explores the advantages El Salvador has from its small size —...

Trinidad: Hanuman murti

  13 May 2006

Hanuman murti, Trinidad. Photo by caribbeanfreephoto Located in Carapichaima, Trinidad, this 85-foot murti representing the Hindu deity Hanuman is reputed to be the largest of its kind outside of India. The murti stands on the grounds of the Dattatreya Yoga Centre and Mandir and attracts devotees offering gifts and performing...

Flying Over the Iraqi Blogodrome…

…almost literally. I am completing this post in an airplane somewhere over Turkey and Iran. If I look out of my window I can point to an area of the darkness outside that might be Iraq. Worth the delay just so that I can say this! This week I have...

China: Inside an election

  13 May 2006

Does China have democracy or not? Blogging from his home in Eastern China, AllAboutAhom‘s Ahom Kwok—who turned eighteen late last year—shares his photos and experience of having voted in a local election earlier today: “Who are these eleven people? I don't know! I've never met them in my life, and...

The Pride of Cambodia: Young Generation

  13 May 2006

A 15-year-old Cambodian girl has recently made news headline, following a gold medal award won by a 16-year-old boy. Among 196 candidates from 36 countries, Mom Charya is the winner of the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) held in Indonesia. The exams in the competition included theory, problem solving, and...

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