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21 March 2008

Stories from 21 March 2008

Moroccans Celebrate Eid el Mawlid en-Nabaoui, the Prophet's Birthday

Eid el Mawlid en-Nabaoui, or the Celebration of the Prophet Muhammed's Birth took place yesterday in Morocco and throughout much of the Sunni Muslim world. It's an official holiday in...

Russia: Tandemocracy

Scraps of Moscow reviews the terms used to describe Russia's current political system and its leaders: Tandemocracy, DIMAcracy and more.

Peru: Following Fujimori's Trial

Fujimori on Trial [en/es] is a bilingual blog that will follow the developments regarding the trial of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori.

Iraq: Five long years … most of them in tears

For me the whole story of the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war can be summed up one post. One post that says nothing about the past five years but...

El Salvador: Accidents on the Roadways

Holidays are often deadly places on the roads of El Salvador. It is no different during Easter Week writes Hunnapuh [es] and much of it can be attributed to drinking...

Cuba: Limitations on an Internet Cafe

Potro Salvaje [es] provides details on an internet cafe in Havana, Cuba with plenty of limitations such as, “It is not possible to use any item to store or transport...

Mexico: The Passion of Christ Photography Exhibit

A photography exhibit in Mexico City called, “Pasión de Cristo en Iztapalapa” shows some of the ways that the Passion of Christ is recreated by actors and actresses writes Dfinitivo...

Palestine: Divine Calling to Stalk Britney Spears

Maytha at Kabobfest is surprised at the revelation made by a Britney Spears paparazzi – that he got his calling to follow the star while on pilgrimage to Mecca!

Bahrain: Kindest People Ever

Sous, a Swedish woman living in Bahrain, wonders about the impact of development on Bahrainis. “Bahrainis … are the most kind people I have ever met. They are polite, educated,...

Iran: A New Year Begins

Yesterday, marked the first day of spring and the Iranian New Year. Nowruz or Norouz is celebrated in Iran and several other countries such as Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Several bloggers...

Iran: Iranian New Year and history

Kourosh Ziabari calls Iranian new year, a celebration of love and peace and talks about its history.

Peru: Inflation Affecting Consumers

Inflation is beginning to affect the pockets of Peruvian more and more. Silvio Rendon of Gran Combo Club [es] writes about the rise in prices and whether president Alan Garcia...

Bolivia: Maradona on the Pitch

Diego Maradona was in Bolivia for a football match to raise funds for the flood victims, as well as to protest the veto of games played at a certain altitude....

Colombia: Reward for FARC Guerrilla for Killing His Commander

Shortly after the death of FARC leader Raúl Reyes, it was revealed that another high ranking member of the guerrilla forces, Iván Ríos was also killed. It was assumed that...

Japan: Rokkasho nuclear reprocessing plant fuels debate

The village of Rokkasho, situated Aomori prefecture in the north of Japan's main island Honshū, hosts a nuclear facility for reprocessing spent nuclear fuel, the first of its kind in...

Egypt: A Lebanese in Egypt – From Occupation to Liberation

One day, she felt humiliated, and the next, liberated. This is the story of Layal El Katib, a Lebanese Blogger who lived in Egypt for a while, brought to us...

Haiti: Discovering Jacmel

Blog de Port-au-Prince invites us to discover Jacmel, “the cultural capital of Haiti”.

Cuba, USA: Obama's Speech

Cuban blogger 26th Parallel has another take on US Presidential hopeful Barack Obama's speech on race.

Barbados: Easter Traditions

Living in Barbados blogs about Easter traditions in the Caribbean.

Barbados: Atlantic Storm

Notes From The Margin reports that Barbados has had one fatality because of “huge waves generated by an Atlantic storm.”

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