Stories from 25 September 2007
The recent National Youth Poll found that many youth in Mexico City would not accept having a homosexual as a neighborhoor or live with someone with HIV/AIDS. Vivir Mexico [ES] takes a look at these findings and writes “we have a lot of work to do.”
A memorial called the “Crying Eye” remembers the approximately 70,000 people that died due to armed conflict in Peru. Hypathia's Daughter posts pictures of this sculpture in Lima, which was recently defaced.
From Paraguay, Zoopolitica [ES] writes about the transactions by the petroleum company Petropar and that “in any other serious country, this would be a national scandal, with resignations, accusations and jail.”
Cronicaero [ES] is continuing to receive candidates’ campaign messages on his Hi5 social networking profile.
Scraps of Moscow links to a photo project devoted to Transnistria and writes about the problem of “passportization” of the Transnistrian population.
Scraps of Moscow links to a resource on Transnistria.
Scraps of Moscow links to resources on trafficking in women in Moldova.
Copydude writes about what may pass as Soviet roadside art, and about a misadventure with a Russian woman in Kaliningrad.
The Accidental Russophile comments on the New Yorker 12-page piece on Garry Kasparov, and writes about The Italian, a Russian movie by director Andrei Kravchuk.
Khadija Teri from Libya remembers her late father-in-law in this post.
Talasim, from Jordan, posts this picture, sent in by a contributor in Egypt.
Bakkouz from Jordan discusses online forums and blogs in this post.
The invitation to blog about a live event at the UN was unprecedented. This was the first time that bloggers were given a reserved area in the press room, with a clear view of the humongous screen partitioned into 4 parts, one for each channel that you can tune into...
Myanmar's government is warning the protesters to stay off the streets following a large demonstration in Yangon yesterday. The protesters are being led by monks and they are demanding more freedom and roll-back of price hikes announced earlier this month. Bloggers from the neighboring countries are posting their thoughts and...
South African blogger, Vincent Maher, has been shortlisted as one of the ten finalists for the IT Personality of the Year Awards.
Bolivian blogs Pronto*, Barrio Flores and Blogs de Bolivia [ES] are anticipating the appearance of Bolivian President Evo Morales on the popular U.S. program the Daily Show.
Mauritian blogger, Jean Lindsay, asks: “How can I accept that Kreol, my mother tongue, is inferior to other languages spoken in Mauritius?”
Oluniyi Ajao wonders why e-gold is so popular in Nigeria:”I had never seen public posters, banners, handbills, billboards, newspaper/magazine ads all used in promoting the use of e-gold…Not until I visited Ibadan (in Nigeria) again, recently.”
Olawunmi on Africans and corruption: “how we can be so unintelligent about our corruption and expect the world not not to notice, and then we turn around and act indignant when the western press label us corrupt and dishonest.”
Ogbuotobo blogs about the recently released results of the Nigerian stock exchange: “The stock market was flooded last week with the results of some quoted companies. Some declared dividends, while some gave a hint as to what their full year results would look like.”
Sue notes that Kenyan kids are influenced by political discussions in the country: When new political parties are formed, they know it is for which tribe. It was just the other day I heard very young boys saying: “We ni wa ODM si wewe ni mjaluo (You are an ODM...