Stories from 4 December 2007
Boat racing festival marks the end of Buddhist lent in Laos and neighboring countries. Darly at Lao Voices site has posted videos of the recently concluded Boat Racing Festival in Pakse. Pakse is a city on the Mekong river in Southern Laos and a regional commercial hub. Here is one...
RESCATAR [es] writes about how the Mennonite community in Paraguay has combatted poverty.
Since the number of foreign workers has been increasing fast, treatment of them and worries that they take locals’ jobs have been ongoing issues in Korean society. On the 23 rd of November, a Bangladesh worker was arrested for sexual harassment of a primary school student. A presidential candidate promised...
Continuing his series on taxis in Argentina, Juan Pablo Meneses of Cronicas Argentinas [es] finds himself in Mexico City and will take the plunge by getting in a “vocho,” or a green Volkswagen bug taxis.
Naky Soto of Zaperoco Nakystico [es] celebrates the victory in the Venezuelan Constitutional referendum.
Egyptian blogger Tak Hank comments on the ebb and flow of life in a shop which was jinxed after an elderly vendor scolded him and refused to sell him a plastic sword as a child. Eman Abd Al Rahman translates the post from Arabic.
The majority of Salvadorans think that the country is worse off economically and needs a change according to a national survey conducted by the University of José Simeón Cañas. Hunnapuh [es] provides more analysis.
The Free Kareem campaign is sending $100 a month to jailed Egyptian blogger Kareem Sulaiman, who has been sentenced to four years in prison for defaming Islam and insulting Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.
Free Kareem posts a Reporters Without Borders Press release about the arrest of Egyptian journalist and blogger Hossam El Hendy. El Hendy blogs at Eshreen (Ar). He has since been released.
El Federalista [es] writes about Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa's decision to overhaul his overseas diplomatic team.
Tim Muth writes about Salvadoran president Tony Saca's latest visit to the White House.
In this special edition of the Global Voices Show, Egyptian blogger Wahda Masrya - an Egyptian Girl talks about her reasons for blogging, the risks faced by Egyptian bloggers who dare criticise the authorities, her friend, the imprisoned blogger Kareem Amer and the activist blogging scene in Egypt.