4 December 2007

Stories from 4 December 2007

Laos: Boat Racing Festival

  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...

Korea: Foreigners and Crime

  4 December 2007

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...

Mexico: Cabs in DF

  4 December 2007

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.

Egypt: Story of a Shop

  4 December 2007

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.

El Salvador: Results of Survey Show Concern

  4 December 2007

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.

Egypt: Blogger Arrested

  4 December 2007

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.

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