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25 March 2008

Stories from 25 March 2008

Poland: The Abortion Issue

The beatroot writes about the Council of Europe and the issue of “legal access to abortion” in Poland.

Ukraine: “Imported Ideology” and Hate Crime

Ukrainiana blames “imported ideology” for hate crime in Ukraine.

Russia, Ukraine: The Nose; Andropov vs Khrushchev

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis, in the March 25 entry, pays tribute to “The Nose” by Nikolai Gogol and quotes from Yuri Andropov's 1970 proposal to suppress Nikita Khrushchev's memoir.

Honduras: Cantaloupe Contamination

La Gringa's Blogocito reports on the current problems with contamination with Honduran cantaloupes and how the U.S. and Canada have already issued warnings.

Cuba: Blogs Blocked From the Inside

From Cuba, Generación Y [es] indicates that her blog and others on the Desde Cuba portal have been blocked within the island.

Bolivia: Easter Week in Santiago de Huata

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...

Venezuela: Chavez on Tibet Protests

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.

El Salvador: Sand Carpets During Easter Week

On Holy Friday in El Salvador, many faithful continue the tradition of creating sand carpets on the streets of the cities. Hunnapuh [es] collects images of these colorful creations.

Colombia: Reyes, the New Che Guevara?

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...

Bolivia: Air Quality in Santa Cruz

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...

Uruguay: Pan de Azucar

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

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...

Maldives: Youth and Drugs

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!

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

Pakistan: Change!

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

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.

Arabeyes: Bloggers Indifferent to Magdi Allam's Conversion to Catholicism

During Easter weekend, Pope Benedict XVI baptized several adults into Catholicism. Among them was Magdi Allam, an Egyptian-born Muslim who has lived in Italy for more than half his life...

Bahamas, Cuba: The Cuban Five

Blogging at, Rick Lowe shares his perspective on The Cuban Five.

Trinidad & Tobago: Robbed!

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...

Cuba: Blog Access

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.”

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