25 October 2007

Stories from 25 October 2007

Guatemala: Adoption Fees for Couples

  25 October 2007

Blog de mi Guatemala [ES] comes across a website for the organization Guatemala Miracles, where the agency charges $25,000 and up for honorariums to help couple adopt a child from that country.

Ecuador: Correa Criticizes IMF

  25 October 2007

Danny Ayala Hinojosa of El Federalista [ES] criticizes Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's declarations regarding the International Monetary Fund following a visit with Pope Benedict.

Iran:Bookstores in trouble

  25 October 2007

Iranian government clamps down on bookstores’ coffee shops.Kaghz Pareh says[Fa] that he does not understand the reasons of government's decision in a country where not many people read books.

Tunisia: Free Advertising

  25 October 2007

“In an effort to encourage Arab startups, give them a push and spread out some love: I'm offering free banner space on my blog to promote their services,” announces Subzero Blue from Tunisia.

Trinidad and Tobago: Youth and Politics

  25 October 2007

Ramblings and Reason refers to a controversial song called called Trinidad and Tobago Sucks to illustrate the sentiment of “a certain segment of the under-thirty population who have educated themselves on the issues and find the local brand of politics, which refuses to deal with those issues, more than distasteful.”

Qatar: Divorce via SMS

  25 October 2007

PeacefulMuslimah, who lives in Qatar, was just divorced via an SMS text message from her husband. She has: “lots of questions rattling around in my head but not a lot of answers…”

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