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22 April 2008

Stories from 22 April 2008

Mexico: Sales of Tobacco Products Fell After New Laws

Mexico: New Super Tunnel in the Capital

Ecuador: Live Blogging the Launch of Creative Commons

Costa Rica: Insecurity or the Perception of Insecurity

Colombia: Diverse Cultures in Public Universities

Japan: Love and Hate Story of the Mascot Character, “Sento-kun”

Creepy?! Ugly?! Sacrilegious?! Not many people are happy about the mascot character for the Commemorative Events of the 1300th Anniversary of the Nara-Heijyoko Capital to be held in 2010. The...

Russia: Two Articles

Slovakia: Unnerved by McCain's Logo Star

Bulgaria: “Options for the Disabled”

Serbia: Biljana Srbljanovic

Greece, Macedonia: Boycotts and Bans

Romania: Electoral Reform

Slovakia: Euro Membership Bid

Albania: “Albanosphere”

Kuwait: Just Give Me My Espresso

With Kuwait still recovering from last week's storm, one blogger updates us with pictures of the damage left behind; another tells us about the trouble one has to go through...

Armenia: Rock Against Genocide

What's Carter Doing in the Middle East?

Former US President Jimmy Carter just concluded talks with Palestinian Hamas leaders in Cairo, Egypt. First, it was the turn of the US Presidential elections to snub the visit. Now,...

U.S. Papal Visit: The World Reacts

As Pope Benedict XVI makes his first papal visit to the United States, the media and blogosphere are in a frenzy - primarily due to the sexual abuse scandal that...

Dominican Republic test drives new metro system in Santo Domingo

People scream, yell and cheer as they see it pass: in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, the newest celebrity is the Metro transportation system. The city is buzzing at...

India: Cricket and the IPL