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27 December 2007

Stories from 27 December 2007

Slovenia: Dimitrij Rupel

Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about Slovenian foreign minister Dimitrij Rupel and the stuff he's written for Sinfo, a PR magazine issued monthly by the governmental Communications office”: “(great choice of...

Poland: Christmas

the beatroot cites an opinion poll that shows that Christmas in Poland “is a time where family and traditions take precedence over the religious nature.”

Hungary: Things to Love & Hate in Budapest

Pestcentric shares 10 things to hate and 10 things to love about Budapest.

The Balkans: B92 and Milošević

In a somewhat roundabout way, Alan Jakšić of Balkan Anarchist tells of how B92 radio, site and blogs have helped him to change his mind about Slobodan Milošević.

Ukraine: House on Anthrax

Ukrainiana writes about a house being built on the mass burial site for victims of a 19th-century anthrax epidemics in Kyiv.

Russia: Ded Moroz Ad Banned; Yolki in Moscow

James of Robert Amsterdam's blog writes about the government's ad on “a TV ad from an electronics retailer which poked fun at the existence of this mythical gift giver on...

Barbados: Jordan Passes On

Cheese-on-bread! acknowledges the passing of Barbadian visual artist and costume designer Winston Jordan.

Trinidad & Tobago: Remembering Bhutto

“While she was far from perfect, and her government was plagued by corruption, I will always remember her as she was when she first came to power in the late...

Venezuela: Lesson to Be Learned from Bhutto

Daniel from Venezuela News and Views says that there is a lesson in leadership to be learned from Benzir Bhutto.

Brazil: An end of year reminder about slavery

Leonardo Sakamoto [pt] has a reminder for this final days of 2007: slavery still happens in Brazil. He points out that: “Its economic nature differs from the slavery of classical...

Pakistan: Bhutto's Death and Impending Elections

Still reeling with the shock, The Emergency Times, which has kept a very close eye on the unfolding political situation in Pakistan, writes At this tragic moment in the history...

Brazil: 18,000 liters of amonia and latex leak in Acre

Altino Machado [pt] reports on a environmental disaster in Xapuri, Acre-Brazil, when 18,000 liters of ammonia and latex leaked into the environment after a tank in a condom factory collapsed....

Lusosphere: On Benazir Bhutto's death

Denise Arcoverde [pt] was shocked to learn about Benazir Bhutto's death. “Bonazir was such a brilliant and courageous women who knew very well the risk she run, and who was...

Armenia: Come on-a My House for New Year

Armenian Food reminds its readers of the 1951 hit by Rosemary Clooney, aunt of actor George Clooney, Come On-a My House. Written by two ethnic Armenians, one of which was...

Guatemala: The Media's Shortcomings

Criticisms against the mainstream media in Guatemala has focused on its lack of coverage of rural areas, and its emphasis placed on countries like Venezuela. Bloggers have also noted double...

Philippines: Philippine Nationals in Pakistan

In the aftermath of the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, Tonyo hopes that the diplomats from Philippines will look after the thousands of Filipino overseas works currently...

Brunei: Prayers for Bhutto

Maurina in Brunei urges readers to “recite the Al Fatihah for someone who, despite everything, was one of the world’s strongest women of our time, Benazir Bhutto.”

Vietnam: Blogging in Vietnam

Saigon Nezumi wonders if Vietnam's planned regulations on blogging would affect the local and expat bloggers.

Thailand: Mini Bats

Thumb sized bats discovered in Thailand.

Thailand: Mapping Election Results

Chris Baker at the New Mandala blog has a graphic that shows the distribution of results from the recent Thai elections.

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