Stories from 16 August 2006
Guyana-gyal keeps readers on the edge of their seats as she describes the commotion surrounding a recent incident involving Guyanese in the Caribbean.
Val Prieto invites readers to offer their views on the US trade embargo against Cuba (92 comments so far. . . .)
ArubaGirl muses on the annual of exodus of students who leave Aruba to further their studies in the Netherlands and elsewhere: “I do wonder, however, how many of ‘Aruba’s future’ graduate? And of those who graduate, how many come back? And what do they come back to?“
Kazakhstan Stories posts photographs, video, music and a podcast concerning a trip to Uzbekistan.
Jdid outlines a few of the hazards, real and imagined, posed by the new restrictions around carry-on luggage.
Island Tips posts a list — by island — of the languages spoken in the Caribbean.
Blogs can remind us about the plight of others. Since many Bolivian bloggers write from various locations around the world, they can also capture the experience of other Bolivians, who are trying to make it in a land far from home. Isabella Fuente recently returned from a trip to Bolivia,...
Sean reports that taxi drivers in Bermuda are up in arms over a new ruling requiring them to install GPS units in their vehicles.
Onnik Krikorian looks at whether or not Armenia is a mafia state.
Nessuna posts about the benefits of speaking a foreign language in Armenia.
At neweurasia, Shohruh writes about women struggling to make ends meet in Uzbekistan. In another post on the same blog, Ben Paarmann profiles a blog dealing with women's issues written in Uzbek called Ayollar Bekati (Women's Station).
After a brief hiatus, I'm back and clicking away…three weeks have passed and we have a lot to cover…. At the end of July it was announced that Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman would be doing a promotional tour of the US and Europe to talk about The Other Iraq- Iraqi...
The blogger at The Daily Brunei Resources discusses a book on oil exploration in Brunei. Oil and natural gas production contribute to almost half of Brunei's GDP.
Jennifer Woodard Maderazo has translated an excerpt from a 20 Minutos article about the death of Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner.
About obesity in the United States, Martin Varsavsky says that he and his wife have found the trick to eating out reasonably (ES): “We found that if you order an appetizer, entree, and dessert and share everything between two people, the amount of food is right and the restaurant workers...
Pasa en Buenos Aires says that the Buenos Aires government has developed a WAP, or mobile phone, interface (ES) for their municipal website.
Ian Mount on the forthcoming Argentine version of ‘Desperate Housewives’: “So, how do you translate the pinched WASP, closet alcoholic played by Marcia Cross? Her Argy alter-ego is “daughter of a military officer and a fervent Catholic.”
Did you miss last week's Festival Elcine in Lima, Peru? Not to worry, the audio from the lectures and seminars have all been released for free on the internet, according to (ES) Audiovisual Peruano.
Sean's Russia Blog writes about Jana Kanapova, who emigrated from Ukraine 11 years ago and, together with Khulud Badawi, an Arab-Israeli from Haifa, is involved in the Women's Peace Coalition and the Ta'ayush organization.
Faryadnameh says Iranian carpet exportation needs a scientific marketing to adapt itself to a changing market. The blogger also refers to Mehrnews agency report that Iranian carpet exportation declined 8% this year compared to previous year. The blogger adds our targeted market is Europe and a few countries such as...
Zharf says he has launched a new site similar [Fa] to digg and reddit in Persian. The blogger says site's name is Balatarin and everybody can add a link to that. All of the links on Balatarin will be from users who are rewarded for good submissions (and punished for...