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19 December 2007

Stories from 19 December 2007

Russia: Putin's Year

Vladimir Putin has been in the news a lot lately. If it's not the overwhelmingly overwhelming majority of Russians voting for his party, then it's Time Magazine naming him as...

Romania: Health Care

Russia: Some More on Medvedev

Russia: Yegor Gaidar's Book

Lithuania: Coffee and Health Care

Russia: Middle Class

Czech Republic: Jan Švejnar

Panama: Holiday Hand-outs

Panama: A Look at How Coffee is Picked and Processed

Ecuador: Nomination of Jefferson Pérez as Best Athlete of 2007

India: Children, violence and guns

Sri Lanka: Three years after the Tsunami

India: Delhi from the sky

Morocco: Eid al-Adha

In my last post, I shared the thoughts of foreigners on Christmas (or a lack thereof) in Morocco. This week, we'll change focus to the celebration of Eid Al-Adha, the...

Sri Lanka: GK3, Meek and Geek

Bolivia: Two Regions, Two Documents

December 15 marked a pivotal day in Bolivia, when two regions celebrated their newly created documents. In La Paz, members of the ruling party formally presented a controversial Constitution. On...

Trinidad & Tobago: Wet Christmas?

Jamaica: Blogging

Bahamas, Barbados: Island Time

Bahamas: Hail to the Chief?