10 August 2006

Stories from 10 August 2006

Guatemala: Huehuetenango Theatre

  10 August 2006

Chapinadas notes the projected jump in tourism for the month of August and describes one of the lesser-known tourist attractions, the Municipal Theatre of Huehuetenango.

India: Popular Indian Bloggers

  10 August 2006

A recent post musing over popular bloggers, provokes an interesting reaction from Patrix – who then looks at other popular Indian bloggers to see how much Technorati ranks reveal.

Brazil: “São Paulo Under Siege”

  10 August 2006

Made in Brazil says this week saw the third wave of attacks by the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC) in São Paulo. For more background, read Jose Murilo Junior's recap of the first violent riots in May.

Bolivia: The Wonders of Google Earth

  10 August 2006

Miguel Buitrago is amazed by the “The Wonders of Google Earth” and its potential in Bolivia: “I got another message from a reader (Sergio) who located the compound of Manfred Reyes Villa, the Prefect of Cochabamba. Now, every public person in Bolivia has to make a “public” declaration of income...

Argentina: The Fake Gynecologist

  10 August 2006

Ian Mount on the Bueno Aires expat scandal involving a soon-to-be extradited sex offender who claimed he was a gynecologist in the US and then pretended he was with Doctors Without Borders in Argentina. Tango in her eyes, another expat blogger, is thankful she listened to her gut feelings: “This...

Bangladesh: Canada and the immigrants

  10 August 2006

A Bengali in TO has a discussion with a Bangladeshi woman in Canada who doesn't quite like the fact that Canada has a lot of immigrants and wants to push for a Canadian culture.

Singapore: In the Land of Clouds

  10 August 2006

Singapore's famous adventurer and traveller Popagandhi writes from the edge of South East Asia in the Indian state of Meghalaya. The name Meghalaya means the land of the clouds. Popagandhi observes the local taste in music “Yes.. The Killers, playing in Shillong. The Rolling Stones were here recently, and Iron...

Singapore: Editor or People

  10 August 2006

Singapore's metablog Tomorrow.sg is asking its readers if it should continue as an editor moderated system or move to a system where the readers can vote to promote articles.

Japan: western business practice

  10 August 2006

JP in Japundit hightlights a report claiming that a majority of Japanese workers are suffering from “high anxiety” and “mental illness” resulted from western business practice.