25 March 2008

Stories from 25 March 2008

Bolivia: Easter Week in Santiago de Huata

  25 March 2008

Ruben Lipe of Rubensistem [es] writes about how the Bolivian Altiplano town of Santiago de Huata celebrates Easter, including a football tournament. He writes that it is surprising to see that some teams hire professional players from La Paz to play and compete for the $1,500 prize.

Venezuela: Chavez on Tibet Protests

  25 March 2008

Kira Kariakan of Anotaciones al Borde [es] comments on Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez’ suggestion that the U.S. was behind the Tibetan protests in order to destablize China.

Colombia: Reyes, the New Che Guevara?

  25 March 2008

Carlos of Liberal Colombiano [es] writes a poster being displayed in Venezuela that shows fallen guerrilla leader Raúl Reyes as a symbol of peace and he writes whether Reyes in the “new Che Guevara”?

Bolivia: Air Quality in Santa Cruz

  25 March 2008

During the periods of slash and burn landclearings in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the air quality in that city lowered to the levels of some of the world's most contaminated cities such as Mexico City and Santiago, Chile writes Bolivida [es].

Uruguay: Pan de Azucar

  25 March 2008

From Uruguay writes about a tourist attraction in Maldonado called Pan de Azucar (Sugar Loaf), which boasts a national park, zoo, and picnic areas.

Argentina: Web Entrepreneurs in Palermo Valley

  25 March 2008

Web 2.0 entrepreneurs from Argentina gathered in a new Buenos Aires neighborhood called "Palermo Valley." The interest in these gatherings demonstrate that there are many projects in development, as well as many others who want to learn what it takes. These get-togethers attracted attendees who heard about the event through blogs and twitter messages, and also motivated others in Costa Rica and Chile to put on their own events for local entrepreneurs.

Maldives: Youth and Drugs

  25 March 2008

Power to the People from Maldives asks why youth in the country turns to drugs, and an interesting discussion follows in the comments space.

Bhutan: Elections!

  25 March 2008

Visit Bhutan on the first National Elections in Bhutan – with pictures from the author's polling station.

Pakistan: Change!

  25 March 2008

The Pakistan Policy Blog notes the hectic pace of developmets in Pakistan – a new Prime Minister and the reshuffling of Pakistan Army top Brass.

Pakistan: Mush and Clinton

  25 March 2008

Five Rupees draws parallels between the careers of Musharraf in Pakistan and Clinton in the US – and says it's time for them to bid their farewells.

Trinidad & Tobago: Robbed!

  25 March 2008

Trinidadian blogger Shivonne Du Barry‘s cell phone is stolen – recounting the incident, she says: “This country has me more emotionally conflicted than a cheating man. I love it so much but things keep happening to make me feel I have to get out. Still, I know it will pass...

Cuba: Blog Access

  25 March 2008

Child of the Revolution reports that “the Castro regime has restricted (and in some cases, blocked) access to semi-critical blogs written from inside Cuba.”

Bermuda: Tourist Trap?

  25 March 2008

After a tourist dies in a road accident, Bermudan blogger IMHO.bm asks: “Are we doing the right thing by continuing to rent auxiliary cycles to tourists?”