19 August 2008

Stories from 19 August 2008

Venezuela: No Gas to Cook

  19 August 2008

RomRod [es] writes that Venezuela is a petroleum state, yet he does not have gas in order to cook. The cost of gas is inexpensive, but it is difficult to obtain.

Costa Rica: Cancer Patient Update

  19 August 2008

The anonymous cancer patient from Costa Rica that has been documenting his illness at Diario de Un Enfermo de Cáncer [es] updates his readers after his recent surgery, which indicated that doctors found the cancer early enough to start preventative treatment, which was a relief to him and his family.

China: Photos of empty seats and Beijing streets

  19 August 2008

Wandering Light photoblogger Kevin German is in Beijing attending the Olympics, looking closely at ticket scalpers and empty seats and writing very poignant posts about the city, but the photos he's been taking, wow!

Paraguay: Following Lugo's Inauguration on Flickr

  19 August 2008

Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo started the use of Flickr in January 2008 as a way to document his appearances during the campaign. After being sworn in as the new president of his country on August 15, he continues to use this citizen's media tool. Nearly 2,500 photos later and all licensed under Creative Commons, Lugo hopes to share his presidency with Paraguayans at home and abroad.

Ukraine, Russia: Crimea

  19 August 2008

Steve Bandera of Kyiv Scoop writes about Russian citizens and Russian ships in Crimea – as well as about Boris Yeltsin's role in stopping the Crimean separatism in the mid-1990s.

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