10 September 2008

Stories from 10 September 2008

Argentina: Unfinished Renovations in Neuquén

  10 September 2008

Pablo of Vivir en Neuquén Capital [es] wonders whether the renovations in Neuquén's city center is finished because when it rains that it fills with water and mud. He also posts a photo of the intersection in question.

Colombia: people falling prey to pyramid schemes

  10 September 2008

On blogs, through videos and on facebook, Colombian Diego Alejandro is exposing the deceit and scams behind pyramid schemes that masquerade as investment options. In a country where it doesn't make sense to have a savings account because the handling fees are higher than the interest gained from the savings, these get rich quick plans where citizens can pay to participate and then invite 7 other friends to enroll before they can enjoy sky high interest (between 40 and 70%) on their savings seem like a great deal.

Singapore: The foreign workers moving in next door

  10 September 2008

When Singapore's government announced last week plans for new sites to house foreign workers, residents of a middle-class neighborhood were not happy. In a show of community activism, they submitted a petition to their local MPs -- and bloggers are debating.

Hong Kong: Radically Idealistic?

  10 September 2008

Alice poon carries on her debate with Shih Wing-ching, the chairman of Centaline Property Agency and owner of the newspaper “am730″ in Hong Kong, on Hong Kong political culture in Asia Sentinel.

Taiwan: Two Region Theory

  10 September 2008

Micheal Turton translated a Hong Kong pro-China commentary on Taiwan's president Ma Ying-jeou's two region theory concerning the relation between Taiwan and China.

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