Stories from 10 July 2008
Trinidad & Tobago: Is This Love?
Trinidad blogger Why does the glass have to be half empty or half full? looks at family and love (the conditional type).
Mozambique: Creativity to face food crises
O Silêncio de Kianda [pt] brings a good piece of news that shows people's creativity in face of food crises: bread made of cassava instead of wheat. “Nampula [a province of Mozambique] produces three million tons of cassava per year, which has proved to be enough to sustain the bakery...
Iran: World Heritage Sites
Blogian comments on the inclusion of three Armenian monasteries in Iran on UNESCO's World Heritage list. The blogger says that while he is happy about the move, he is also unhappy because of inaction by UNESCO when Armenian sites in the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan were destroyed.
Nicaragua: A New Telecom Monopoly
Carlos Slim, the wealthiest man alive, bought the biggest suscription TV provider in Nicaragua. That company, ESTESA, was already a de facto monopoly in its market, and now is part of the telecom empire Slim has built in Nicaragua and includes wireless, conventional phone lines, and broadband internet service. However, service is also being seen to suffer as noted by local bloggers.