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15 August 2006

Stories from 15 August 2006

Global Food Blog Report #28

15 August 2006

#1: From Tanzania, MiRecipe.com spices up the day with an incredible easy and delicious recipe to prepare "Chatini Ya Ukwaju" (Tamarind Chutney). It is great with bread, and a tasty addition to your salad, fish or chicken dishes. Recipe in EN and Swahili. Get the recipe now! #2: From Germany,...

Martinique: Reflections on Nudity

15 August 2006

Le Blog de [Moi] reflects (Fr) on nudity and her taste for it: “Yes I confess, I am a fan of nudity. Not nudism mind you but nudity. When I come home from work, the ritual is the same: long hot shower and afterwards I dress like Eve. I.e. I...

DRC: The East Votes Kabila

15 August 2006

Of the eastern DRC's 85% vote for Kabila, UDPS Liege writes (Fr): “They are free to make that choice. (…) The eastern DRC opted to align themselves with the Rwandan subject to pillage the Congo and all those who collaborate with him will pay dearly for betraying the people.” The...

Madagascar: Vacationing on the Cheap

15 August 2006

Madagascar Croissance is looking for a way to vacation in Mahajunga, the “in” vacation spot, on a local's budget in Madagascar (Fr): ” All in all, with 51 euros, one can spend a standard vacation in Majunga (excluding superficial expenses of course) … But unfortunately that sum … represents the...

East Timor: Gossip Trouble

15 August 2006

The blogger at Timorsunshine blog blames gossip for reoccurring trouble in the country. “It's strange that i should be saying this – but i think what the government needs is a great mouthpiece to spread its propaganda – or in a less biased way – spread INFORMATION. There's a lack...

Cuba: Fidel's Adidas jogging suit

15 August 2006

Riffing off the Adidas jacket in which Fidel Castro was photographed this weekend, Luis M. Garcia mentions a friend who e-mailed to remind him that “when she was a teenager in Cuba – such capitalist attire was strictly forbidden at school. Wearing an Adidas t-shirt, let alone a jogging suit,...

Trinidad & Tobago: 72 medals

15 August 2006

The Manicou reports that Trinidad & Tobago has won 72 medals in the World Championship of Performing Arts in Hollywood, California, adding “I have to admit though, I've never heard of the competition before.”

Belarus: Opposition's FAQ; Gay Belarus

15 August 2006

The once very lively Belarusian flash mob LJ community – by_mob – is now rather sleepy (possibly, because it's summer). But it's not dead. LJ user z-hunter, for example, has recently suggested to compile a list of 100 “frequently asked questions and answers” – about the opposition to Aleksandr Lukashenko's...

Panama: How to Travel in Panama

15 August 2006

Jenny Carrasquillo wrote a blog post on a subject that most people don't talk about… How to Travel In Panama…good advice, really interesting. Business people investing in Panama and general tourists will appreciate what this article has to offer specially if you're a Real Estate investor which spends a lot...

Panama: Donald Trump's Panama

15 August 2006

The Panama Real Estate blog has an interesting article about how Donald Trump has fallen so much in love with Panama that he is building a $220 Million, 65 story (2.4 Million square foot) hotel/condo monoliths called the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower in a posh Panama City...

India: Food security and Independence

15 August 2006

Ruminating on the Greatest Indian post Independence in the country, Nilu talks of the man credited with assuring food security in India. “In terms of that thrust in public domain, in a country that was living on foreign aid of wheat not long ago, no one can even come close...

India: India's Past

15 August 2006

Independence Day gets bloggers digging into archives of the past. Kamla Bhatt presents a wealth of media from India in the 1930s and 40s. Varnam talks of the mutiny that pre-dated the one more popular in academic and public memory – the Vellore Mutiny.

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