Stories from 1 November 2007
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”
Cronica Cero [ES] has the latest photos of the new bus terminal in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
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.
Cristina Quisbert of Bolivia Indigena [ES] writes about some of the sights and sounds overheard during heavy rainfall in the city of El Alto.
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.
GreatBong has a thought provoking post, asking what exactly it was that a recent sting operation carried out by a media organisation has achieved.
ICT4Peace on a difficult question posed to a CEO of a telecom company.
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.
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 Monitor on the role of UN Mission in Nepal in the peace process.
“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.
Unheard Voices on the cartoonist – Arif who is still in jail, and the principles of justice and tolerance that Bangladesh was founded on.
“During the last few days, Tropical Storm Noel…caused severe damage in Haiti and the Dominican Republic”: Dying in Haiti reports.
Antilles features a travel essay by Daniel Titinger about “Suriname's unlikely role in the world of football.”
KnowProSE.com is all for what he calls “pizza politics”.
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.
Fayyad from Kabobfest sheds light on temporary marriages contracted by Saudi men, when they travel on summer holidays.
Omani blogger Sleepless in Muscat joins the crusade against child exploitation here.
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?” 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.