2 November 2007

Stories from 2 November 2007

Honduras: Depressing News

  2 November 2007

Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve highlights several fear-inducing incidents that recently took place in Honduras, including the kidnapping of the brother of a footballer playing in the UK.

Croatia: Football and Politics

  2 November 2007

Balkan Baby writes: “The football scene in Croatia, and for that matter all across the Balkans, has for a long time been a remaining bastion of tasteless nationalist sentiment, the border post where one can cross over from patriotism and passion to offensiveness and blind stupidity.”

Romania: Corruption

  2 November 2007

Transatlantic Politics writes about corruption and impunity in Romania: “If the current trends in the Romanian justice system are kept, the EU might very soon deal with one great failure of the enlargement process: a member state with a dysfunctional rule of law and ramping corruption.”

Armenia: Scandinavian Invasion

  2 November 2007

Armenia and me posts an account and photographs of what is a rare sight indeed — 150 Scandinavian running through Yerevan's Victory Park as part of a World Wide Orienteering Promotion. Arriving in the country from Iran, the blog reports that local onlookers were at first shocked to see so...

India: Bangalore – Infrastructure and Barcamps

  2 November 2007

Bangalore is the focus of this post. Bangalore is the capital of the southern state of Karnataka and and is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of India. Once known as the “garden city” of India, the city has morphed into a sprawling metropolis with poor infrastructure and a...

India: No Toilets

  2 November 2007

India Daily on how 80% of people in India have no access to a toilet. A sobering thought considering the World’s 7th World Toilet Summit is going to be held in India this week.

Trinidad and Tobago: Election Picong

  2 November 2007

With general elections looming on 5 November, bloggers in Trinidad and Tobago respond to the three main parties' campaigns with frustration, anger — and satire.

Japan: Two Degrees from Terror

  2 November 2007

These days, particularly since the events of 9/11, a latent fear of "terror" has come to lurk in the hearts of many a concerned citizen. But how far away are the terrorists, really? This week in Japan, they suddenly seemed to get a whole lot closer when Justice Minister Hatoyama Kunio, just recently appointed to his cabinet position, revealed in an off-hand comment that a "friend of a friend" of his belonged to al-Qaeda.

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