8 January 2008

Stories from 8 January 2008

Argentina: Shrine to Gauchito Gil

  8 January 2008

El Opinador Compulsivo [es] posts a picture of the shrine to Gauchito Gil on the anniversary of his death. He is a revered figure for some Argentines and is believed to be the provider of many miracles.

Armenia: Election Manifesto

  8 January 2008

With less than two weeks to go before the start of the official pre-election campaign period for next month's presidential election in Armenia, Nazarian comments on the election manifesto of one of the candidates, former president Levon Ter Petrosian.

Costa Rica: Injuries at Bullfights

  8 January 2008

Bullfighting in Costa Rica should be eliminated, or at least regulated, according to Costa Rica en el Presente [es], especially due to the high rates of injury to the matador and spectators.

Peru: The Next Outsider

  8 January 2008

Desde El Tercer Piso [es] speculates on the next “outsider” to enter the Peruvian presidential politics for the elections in 2011. He wonders about the possibility of Antauro Humala.

Pakistan: Election Experiment

  8 January 2008

All Things Pakistan conducts a blogging experiment. Readers can write about which political party they support in the forthcoming electiosn and why, but not mention anything against any other party.

Brazil: Introducing the Big Think

  8 January 2008

“Internet gives a voice to everyone, but what are we saying? We have access to lots of information, but are we better informed? We may not have all the answers, but we do have many questions”. Marcos Palacios [pt] looks with curiosity and some hope at the Big Think, an...

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