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25 September 2007

Stories from 25 September 2007

Mexico: Discriminatory Tendencies of Mexico City Youth

  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.”

Peru: Sculpture For Victims Defaced

  25 September 2007

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.

Paraguay: Dealings of Petropar

  25 September 2007

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.”

Environment: Final thoughts on “Live from the UN”

  25 September 2007

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: Voices from the Region

  25 September 2007

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...

Bolivia: Evo on the Daily Show

  25 September 2007

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.

Nigeria: Why is e-gold popular in Nigeria?

  25 September 2007

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.”

Ghana: These Africans annoy me

  25 September 2007

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.”

Nigeria: Nigerian Stock Exchange results

  25 September 2007

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.”

Kenya: Kenyan kids on politics and tribalism

  25 September 2007

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...

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