Stories from 1 November 2007
Guatemala: Pseudo-Podcast 1
Desde Guate [ES] writes, “early in the morning I asked via Twitter if anyone was connected…seeing the response of some, I invited them to record via Skype, and there the first Pseudo Podcast of Chapin (Guatemalan) bloggers was born”
Ecuador: New Bus Terminal in Guayaquil
Cronica Cero [ES] has the latest photos of the new bus terminal in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Peru: The Fate of Inca Kola
Juan Arellano of Globalizado [ES] recently received a chain letter email that speculates on the fate of this popular soft drink Inca Kola in Peru, in which it is one of the few drinks in the world that outsells Coca-Cola.
Bolivia: Heavy Rains in El Alto
Cristina Quisbert of Bolivia Indigena [ES] writes about some of the sights and sounds overheard during heavy rainfall in the city of El Alto.
India: The “But” People
South Ways reacts to the “but” people – like the ones who say “I am not against gay rights, but…”. All prompted by the reaction to Rowling's statement about Dumbledore being gay.
India: Gujarat, Media and Neutrality
GreatBong has a thought provoking post, asking what exactly it was that a recent sting operation carried out by a media organisation has achieved.
Sri Lanka: Mobile phones and human rights
ICT4Peace on a difficult question posed to a CEO of a telecom company.
Barbados: Chattel House
Cheese-on-bread takes us on “a stroll down memory lane with a photo of the traditional Bajan chattel house” in honour of the island's upcoming Independence celebrations on November 30th.
Barbados: Food Prices
The Barbados Central Bank's Governor has warned against high wage demands, but Barbados Free Press would have “much rather seen her talk about the monopoly that controls the importing of food and other necessities into Barbados, kills competition and contributes to out of this world food prices.”
Nepal: United Nations and Peace
Nepal Monitor on the role of UN Mission in Nepal in the peace process.
Bermuda: All The Way To China?
“Is it me or does this seem like another shot in the dark?” asks IMHO.bm, on learning that the Bermudan government has plans to open a Tourism Office in China.
Bangladesh: Cartoons and a Nation
Unheard Voices on the cartoonist – Arif who is still in jail, and the principles of justice and tolerance that Bangladesh was founded on.
Haiti, Dominican Republic: Tropical Storm Noel
“During the last few days, Tropical Storm Noel…caused severe damage in Haiti and the Dominican Republic”: Dying in Haiti reports.
Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname: Who Goes To Suriname?
Antilles features a travel essay by Daniel Titinger about “Suriname's unlikely role in the world of football.”
Trinidad & Tobago: The Politics of Pizza
KnowProSE.com is all for what he calls “pizza politics”.
Bahrain: The Silent Killer – Carbon Monoxide
A couple in a car in the garage. The air-conditioner is on. One of them dies. This is the story Bahraini blogger Dr Haitham Salman has in store for us (Ar) - plus an explanation of how it happened and precautions to avoid such tragedies.
Asia: Master of Arts in Inter-Asia NGO Studies
Interlocals.net puts up an announcement from Inter-Asia Graduate School of NGO Studies (based in Seoul) inviting application for master of Arts in Inter-Asia NGO Studies. Some scholarship are available for developing country students and activists.
Saudi Arabia: Temporary Marriages
Fayyad from Kabobfest sheds light on temporary marriages contracted by Saudi men, when they travel on summer holidays.
Oman: Child Exploitation
Omani blogger Sleepless in Muscat joins the crusade against child exploitation here.
Oman: Web Awards a ‘Scam’
Omani blogger Blue-Chi describes the 2007 Omani Blog Web Awards as a scam. He further appeals to the Omani blogging community to uncover the ‘scam’ here.
Does Lebanon Deserve to Die?
“Does Lebanon deserve to die?” asks Louis-Noel Harfouche. “The answer is yes! At least that part of Lebanon that doesn't seem able–or willing–to let go of its silly paranoias and superstitions,” he writes.