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29 October 2008

Stories from 29 October 2008

Ukraine: Sex Workers and the Police

A discussion of the treatment of Ukrainian sex workers by law enforcement officials – at Natalia Antonova's blog and Kiev Ukraine News Blog.

El Salvador: Saca Has Not Signed Ibero-American Convention on the Rights of Youth

Tim's El Salvador Blog writes about the refusal by the government of Tony Saca to sign the Ibero-American Convention on the Rights of Youth, which had already been signed by...

Maldives: A new president after 30 years

Mohamed “Anni” Nasheed has won the run-off poll against the incumbent president of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who has served the country since 1978. Mujey’s Blog has called to embrace...

Egypt: Swingers Use Internet to Arrange Rendezvous

There are secrets behind closed doors. But to say that Egypt was shell shocked as news about its first swingers club emerged would be an understatement. And there is a...

Malaysia's Jungle Spirits

Lush with primary and secondary virgin jungle, Malaysians have long held a respect for the forests. It also helps that myths, whether bearing down from the forefathers or from urban...

Palestinian Football History

Palestinians made their own football history, being the only team - in the words of one blogger - with a stadium but no country. It was a day of national...

Jordan: News Sites Banned in Municipality Offices

Greater Amman Municipality staff will not be able to access news sites from their work computers, reports The Black Iris, from Jordan.

Libya: Too Much Info on the US

Anglo-Libyan, who lives in the UK, confesses that his children know more about the US than the UK and Libya.

Kuwait: For Ladies Only

Chillnite, from Kuwait, shares a link ‘for the ladies.’

How to Drive in Morocco

From Warp to Weft writes some rules on how to drive in Morocco.

D.R. of Congo: Ranger rescue operation a success

A moving account of a rescue operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “The rescue operation yesterday was a success in that we were able to rescue the 12 Rangers...

D.R. of Congo: It is total chaos in Goma

Samantha writes about the latest fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “It’s total chaos in Goma. I am being told, through various phone calls and text messages, that the...

Mexico: Day of the Dead Preparations

The Day of the Dead is fast approaching in Mexico, and Daniel Hernandez of Intersections posts a picture of a typical vendor stand that are popping up on sidewalks and...

Ecuador: The Growing Problem of Cybercrime

Cybercrime is a topic not discussed much in Ecuador, but Christian Espinosa of Cobertura Digital [es] writes about an upcoming conference to address the growing problem.

Haiti, D.R.: Rediscovering Atlantis?

The Haitian Blogger is a tad sceptical about the scientific theory that Haiti might be “the site of the ‘lost Civilization’ of Atlantis.”

Dominica: State of Affairs

Caribbean Man says that “Dominica isn't a failed state…we are a stagnant state.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Not Adding Up

“Last month the record 2008-9 budget of nearly TT$50 billion was based on an assumed oil price of $75 a barrel. At the time, the price was well above that....

Bermuda: Gambling with the Future?

As the government considers introducing internet gaming to the island, both FreshieBlog and Vexed Bermoothes think that it is a bad idea, saying that it “could taint Bermuda’s reputation as...

Jamaica, Guyana: Academic Performance

YardFlex.com is proud that Jamaicans are among the regional high school students being honoured for their outstanding academic performance and encourages them “to continue reaching for the stars.”

Morocco: Halloween Not Just for Expats Anymore

The Halloween tradition is a muddled one; with traditions in an ancient Celtic celebration, Halloween started in Europe and made its way to the United States, where it has been...

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