3 October 2008

Stories from 3 October 2008

Brazil: Impunity and forgetfulness over Carandiru Massacre

  3 October 2008

Sixteen years ago, Brazil was shocked by one of the biggest human rights violation in its history. The Carandiru Massacre saw the assassination of hundreds of unarmed inmates inside what was then South America's largest prison. See the few blog reactions available and a survivor's account of the unpunished crime, which seems to have been forgotten by many.

Nepal: The rebel Prime Minister

  3 October 2008

Minerva's Crossing is impressed by the speeches Nepali Prime Minister and former rebel leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) gave in New York and comments: “rebel movements can change, if they are willing to do so”.

Pakistan: The mispelling controversy

  3 October 2008

After the recent flirtatious statement incident of Pakistan president Asif A. Zardari, Teeth Maestro digs out another controversy relating to the president, this time whether he misspelled or not while signing in a guest book.

Bangladesh: Premium Internet service

  3 October 2008

Bangladesh Corporate blog informs that the government owned telecommunications giant BTCL has started to offer a special number to access Internet service, which is the first of its kind in Bangladesh. All one needs is to have a land phone line and a modem and the dial-up internet usage charges...

China: Giving a hand to rescue U.S?

  3 October 2008

Now, the financial crisis originated from U.S is going to sweep the globe. As the closest trade partner of U.S, China is struggling over the question: should it give a hand to help America out of the abyss? Or are we able to? But some netizens are thinking even further.

Venezuela: Socialist Shoes Seem Oddly Familiar

  3 October 2008

Simón Bécquer from the Alternative Reality blog in his post The Converse Shoes of the Socialist Youth [es] shows us the images for the new campaign for Venezuela's Socialist Youth, in which young people are asked to step into socialist shoes. However, these shoes, modelled and shown by President Chávez...

Bahamas: Straw Market Budget

  3 October 2008

Rick Lowe at Weblog Bahamas thinks that the 5 million dollars that the government is allocating to rebuild the Nassau Straw Market “is over the top. This matter deserves clearer thinking.”

Cuba: Helping the Victims

  3 October 2008

Yoani Sanchez takes a road trip to help some of the most severely affected Cuban hurricane victims and says: “I returned and confirmed that the recovery will take years, that hope is scarce and that the worst may be yet to come when the enthusiasm for helping fades.”

Cuba: Showcasing an Everyday Hero

  3 October 2008

Ronald from Guamo blog honors an everyday hero in Cuban's lives: the lathe operator [es] . In a country where spare parts are quite impossible to get, the ingenuity and creativity of lathe operators who can create pieces out of scrap metals to reinvent motors and equipment parts is priceless.

Ecuador: Referendum Results Herald Changes

  3 October 2008

As the results to the Constitutional Referendum in Ecuador come in, bloggers prepare themselves for the changes that will come with the positive answers to changing the Constitution: some hopeful that these changes will make a difference in the economy, others doubting that corruption will cease.

South Korea: Choi Jinsil

  3 October 2008

Famous South Korean actress Choi Jinsil committed suicide on 1 of October. Ask a Korean! pays tribute to the Choi with a brief account of the actress’ life history.

Japan: Day of Sake

  3 October 2008

Ad Blankestijn from Japan Navigator blogs about the Japanese tradition in brewing new Sake on October 1, the Day of Sake.

Japan: Robot Fair

  3 October 2008

Edo from Pink Tectacle blogs photos of old and new robots at the CEATEC 2008 home electronics trade show.

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