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March, 2007

Stories from March, 2007

India: Reservations, Law, Bollywood and Peanuts

So far this month the major topic of discussion in virtual India was the world cup cricket match in the West Indies. Now that India was unceremoniously bowled out of...

Cuba: Fidel's Blog?

“The blogosphere is certainly growing!” (ES) declares mi isla al mediodia (tongue firmly in cheek) as he notes that Fidel Castro has written an “entry” in his “blog” (ie, Granma,...

Grenada: Price of the Cricket World Cup

Six & Out refers to the comments of cricket fans who were actually there in order to dissect what many see as the failings of the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

Mexico: Harvard University and Oaxaca

George Salzman on the good and bad of the involvement of Manuel Stefanakis, Director of the Master of Public Administration Programs in the John F. Kennedy School of Government, in...

Mexico: Biofuels, corn prices and food security

Sitna Quiroz on “Biofuels, corn prices and food security in Mexico:” “Media reports attributed the rise in tortilla prices to dwindling imports of corn due to its increasing demand for...

Chile, Costa Rica: “Un Computador por Niño”

Ricardo Carreón, General Manager of Intel for Latin America, describes a pilot test of Classmate PC (“laptop for kids in emerging markets”) that he attended in Costa Rica with Intel...

Nicaragua: Eric Volz

Bloggings by Boz links to a Miami Herald article about Eric Volz, a 27-year-old California native imprisoned in Nicaragua for rape and homicide. Writes Boz, “it doesn't sound like the...

Jamaica: African/Brazilian Connection

Geoffrey Philp's Blogspot covers Joel Gondim's presentation “Color, Identity, and Candomblé in Brazil,” in which he explores how the African connection to Brazil manifests itself in food, music, and religion.

Peru: Reviews of El Comercio's New Design

El Comercio, one of Peru's leading newspapers, redesigned their website. Bloggers, no doubt, were quick to pen their opinion. Letra Suelta is glad to see the use of blogs [ES],...

Guyana: UK should support Reparation

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade, Propaganda Press highlights Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo's call to British Prime Minister Tony Blair to “go...

China: Chinese photoblogging

Pingmag has an interview with the editor of 3030: New Photography In China on Chinese Photoblogging culture.

Japan: Body Suits

You can choose between sexy body suit or powerful body suit in the beach this summer, Lee from Tokyo Times.

Morocco: Death of a Frenchman

Writing in a View From Fez, Moroccan blogger Samir reports that a “Frenchman participating in the 22nd edition of the Sand Marathon died of heart attack in his tent Thursday...

China and U.S: Amercia Oil and China Property Price

Kaie compares the rise of America oil and China property price. Both are nescessary goods and both markets are monopolized (zh).

Jordan: Car Trouble

Jordanian blogger Tololy discovers the advantages of living in a patriarchal society after having car trouble and a total stranger came to her rescue without her having to ask for...

China: Private Banking

Imagethief comments on China Bank's announcement of private banking service for local millionaires. He anticipates that fat money will still go to global banks.

China: Education system

Onemanbandwidth wrote a piece on China education system, in particular the “industrialization of education”: Investors, smart businessmen with no business being in the education business, are reaping huge profits by...

Twits and wits: Malawian bloggers on new technologies, nature, myths, Zimbabwe, and a hard work ethic

Since the last Malawi roundup, the Malawian blogosphere has continued to be abuzz with posts announcing new technologies, news on Internet-based radios, existing radio stations going online, stories about farming...

Taiwan: IMC Archeology and Memory

Gabriele Hadl and Sun-quan Huang has written a brief history of Taiwan IMC (2003-05) and tried to account for its failure. – from interlocals.net

Jordan: Balancing Eggs?

With too much time on his hands, Jordanian blogger Naseem Tarawneh decided to balance an egg on the day of the vernal equinox to prove the relevance of a Chinese...

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