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10 December 2007

Stories from 10 December 2007

Russia: Sakhalin's Expats and Economy

  10 December 2007

Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert writes: “Times are changing in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, and proof of this comes in the form of something I have never seen before in the town, and a few people I have spoken to on the subject say the same thing: a large banner...

Russia: Mishki

  10 December 2007

Lyndon of Scraps of Moscow posts a comprehensive review of media and blog coverage of Mishki, the new pro-Kremlin children's movement that has rendered “many Russians and Russia-watchers” “speechless.” Lyndon has also discovered Mishki‘s website: “Mishki.ru got a “server not found” message, but then I thought that maybe this group...

East Timor: The dirtiest city

  10 December 2007

Timor Online [pt] comments on a piece of news in which East Timor's President Jose Ramos-Horta labelled his capital the dirtiest city in the world. “Ramos-Horta forgets that it is Díli's admistration's job to look after the city's cleaning and that he has also forgotten that he has not done...

Africa: A balance of the summit

  10 December 2007

“Despite the bad auguries predicted by many, the conference was held. In spite of the bad foreboding of cynics, none of subjects was a taboo, from Zimbabwe to Darfur, from human rights to good governance”. Vital Moreira [pt] analyses the outcome of the summit between the European Union and African...

Argentina: What Happened at PersonalFest?

  10 December 2007

Fabio.com.ar [es] and Jorge Gobbi of Vida Vacia 4.1 [es] write about the occurrences at PersonalFest, the two-day music festival in Buenos Aires. According to some witnesses, there were reports of stampedes and people who were attacked with knives. All of this was ignored by the mainstream media according to...

Paraguay: The Price for Broadband Internet

  10 December 2007

Internet en Paraguay [es] responds unfavorably to the news that Paraguay pays 7 times as much as neighboring Brazil for 1Mbps of broadband internet and wonders whether government officials are content with the advancement of internet in the country.

Guatemala: La Quema del Diablo

  10 December 2007

A tradition in Guatemala called “la Quema del Diablo” (or Burning the Devil) involves taking out one's trash to be burned and which symbolizes the burning of evil spirits as a way of purification. Oscar Mota of Desde Guate [es] does not believe in the tradition, especially for the contamination...

India: Outing Bloggers

  10 December 2007

A sudden turn of events in the blogosphere, as some trolls “out” some of the bloggers by disclosing their real names. IndieQuill on “Outing Bloggers”.

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