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27 April 2008

Stories from 27 April 2008

Iran:Toilets and Nuclear technology

Kaghz Pareh (means a piece of paper) says[Fa] that according to news sites Spain signed a contract with Iranian government to construct 1000 toilets in Iran. The blogger says I...

East Timor: On the shortage of rice

Ângela Carrascalão [pt] describes how rice entered East Timor via Indonesia, substituting native corn, and the problem the country now faces in times of food shortage: “When it was no...

Iran: Audio Story for all

Audio Story is a blog[Fa] where people can listen to different stories,articles and so on. In Audio Story we read that 5 million people,including the blind, can not read in...

Angola: The voting weapon

Cazimar [pt] echoes the news that the Chinese An Yue Jiang ship was allowed to dock in Luanda only to unload merchandise destined for Angola. The blogger asks Angolan president...

Ecuador: Mines Back to the State

In the Ecuadoran Constituent Assembly, there is a proposal to revert the mines back to the state, and Libertad Ecuador [es] thinks that is a bad idea for the country's...

Colombia: Latin American Web 2.0 Gathering

Victor Solano of ¿Comunicación? [es] provides a post-event evaluation of the First Latin American Web 2.0 Gathering held in Bogotá, Colombia, which attracted 160 attendees and another 130 virtual participants.

Honduras: Report on Melon Contamination

La Gringa's Blogicito provides continuing coverage of melon contamination in Honduras and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent report on their investigation into the matter.

Argentina: Price Differential in Travel for Tourists and Nationals

Foreign tourists and Argentine nationals pay different fares for internal flights in the country. Argentina's Travel Guide provides some background information on the policy and that the law to eliminate...

Argentina: Suggestion for Charging Monthly Fee at the UBA

The University of Buenos Aires (UBA) is free for its students, but Esteban Grinberg of De Todo Un Poco [es] suggests that a small monthly registration fee should be applied...

Bolivia: May 4th Referendum

Miguel Centellas of Pronto* provides an overview of the May 4th Referendum to be held in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

Brazil: Blog gives away tickets to attend to PangeaDay

Victor Vasques [pt] is giving away five pairs of tickets to the PangeaDay event in Rio de Janeiro to readers of Com Limão (With Lemon) blog. Contestants only need to...

Mysterious death of a Filipino worker in Hong Kong

A death in Hong Kong is a blog set up by concerned Filipinos who are demanding a proper investigation to the mysterious death of a Filipina domestic helper in Hong...

Indonesia: Food and agricultural policies

Youthful Insight reviews the food and agricultural policies of Indonesia

Cambodia: Rice production

Im Sokthy reports that Cambodia could be the world's largest rice-exporting country in the next few years

Singapore: Philatelic Museum's exhibition on rats

Sparklette blogs about the thematic exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum featuring rats

Thailand: Top 100 blogs

The Lost Boy lists his top 100 Thailand blogs.

Malaysia: Squabble over welfare funds

NotaRazi asks whether it is correct to transfer out the money of a Malaysian state organization a few days after the state fell to the Opposition.

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