19 September 2007

Stories from 19 September 2007

Bahamas: Repertory Season

  19 September 2007

“Nassau has lots of halls, but is severely challenged when it comes to theatres!” says Ringplay Productions, but this hasn't stopped them from putting together a lineup of great plays to kick off the Bahamas’ Winston Saunders Repertory Season.

Bahamas: Fighting Crime

  19 September 2007

As the annual murder toll in the Bahamas reaches 55, Rick Lowe at WebogBahamas.com says that each citizen has a role to play in getting a handle on crime.

Hong Kong: Book Distribution

  19 September 2007

Recently the publisher of a political spoof about Chief Executive Donald Tsang's Spin Doctor failed to find any distributor in Hong Kong for distributing the book to local bookstore. Buto from inmediahk.net interviewed the publisher who explained that the book distribution business in Hong Kong is highly monopolized by one...

Arabeyes: Driving in Ramadhan

  19 September 2007

Staying up all night, sleep deprivation and lack of water, food and cigarettes from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the month of fasting, is having its toll on drivers - especially those stuck in traffic jams. Here are some of the rants from exasperated bloggers.

Bolivia: The Importance of a Gathering

  19 September 2007

Bloggers from across Bolivia met one another for the first time, on September 1, when the first gathering of "Bloguivianos" took place in the city of Santa Cruz. Bolivia is said to be a country deeply divided among geographic, class and racial lines. The emergence of blogs in Bolivia have proven to provide a new stage for mutual communication.

Colombia: Medeatón For Pop!Tech 2007

  19 September 2007

Global Voices author Juliana Rincón aka Medea was recently invited to the Pop!Tech conference next month. However, the scholarship did not cover much of the travel expenses to Maine. As a result, the Medellin blogging community has organized a Medeatón to help raise funds to send her to Maine in...

Colombia: Trans-Atlantic Interest in Cocaine

  19 September 2007

Sergio Mendez of Un colombiano más (reloaded) [ES] makes a startling discovery while working at an archive. In a letter dated 1889, a businessman in France wrote to the Colombian consul in Paris expressing great interest in the commerce of a substance called cocaine.

Colombia: Failed State?

  19 September 2007

In his recent article at equinoXio [ES], Carlos Raúl van der Weyden Velásquez writes about the ways many are measuring whether Colombia is better or worse off than before.

Ecuador: Senseless Death at Football Match

  19 September 2007

An 11-year-old boy, Carlos Cedeño, died at a football match between Barcelona and Emelec was caused by a stray firework that may have been the result of feuding supporter sides. Ecuadoran bloggers Cronicacero [ES] and Un Guayaco En Nueva York [ES] both express outrage at this tragedy.

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