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30 October 2008

Stories from 30 October 2008

Ibero-America: Campus Party in El Salvador

This week in El Salvador, hundreds of technology fanatics have assembled to take part in the latest edition of Campus Party. Participants from 22 member states are divided into one...

Peru: The King of Spain and the Peruvian Congresswoman

Guillermo from Quimeras Seductoras [es] summarizes the encounter of Juan Carlos, the King of Spain, and the Peruvian congresswoman Hilaria Supa, who met outside of the Congress buildings. She confronted...

Peru: Preparations for BarCamp Lima

Ventana Azul [es] provides the latest details on

Argentina: Diego Maradona Named New Coach of National Team

Diego Maradona must be the most famous Argentine in the world, and anything that he does usually becomes news. It is even more newsworthy, when he is named the next...

Nepal: The troubled republic

Maila Baje at Nepali Notebook discusses on the internal rifts between the purists and the pragmatists within the Maoist government.

India: Assam blasts

India's troubled north-eastern Assam state was rocked by a series of coordinated blasts today. Praful reports that 60 people were killed and more than 200 injured. “Although ULFA’s involvement in...

Haiti, U.S.A.: Death Squad Leader Convicted

Both HaitiAnalysis.com and The Haitian Blogger report that a New York court has sentenced former Haitian death squad leader Emmanuel ‘Toto’ Constant to 12 to 37 years in prison for...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Voting on the Embargo

The United Nations General Assembly yesterday approved a resolution condemning the U.S. embargo. For the seventeenth year running, the vote went in favor of the Cuba-sponsored resolution and bloggers -...

SketchPAN: World without Words

SketchPAN, a service from Korea, aims to create a easy platform for people to express themselves with paintings. In the world without words, language is no longer a barrier for...

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Eye on the Prize

“Let’s compare politics with sports. You’re in the home stretch. A smart athlete – a well-trained one – would keep his eyes on the prize and concentrate on running his...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Price of Progress

Maximilian Forte, writing at Review of the Indigenous Caribbean Center, posts a video of Trinidadian calypsonian King Austin's song Progress, which he calls “a critique of the ideology and practice...

Trinidad & Tobago: Book of the Week

Caribbean lit-blog Antilles picks as its “Book of the Week” Ian McDonald's Selected Poems, which it describes as “a long-overdue survey of the career of one of the Caribbean's most...

Jamaica: Missing Children

YardFlex refers to “some shocking figures that indicate 65 per cent of the 1,112 people reported missing in Jamaica since January 1st 2008 are children.”

Bangladesh: Banks dominate in DSE listings

Bangladesh Corporate Blog analyzes the capital market of Bangladesh and finds that banks dominate 11 of the top 20 spots of listed companies in the Dhaka Stock exchange (DSE). The...

Pakistan: Help the earthquake victims

Five Rupees posts some links to charities that are involved in delivering aid and humanitarian relief to the victims of the earthquake in the Balochistan province of Pakistan. Please help...

India: Wikipedia Academy in Chennai

Kiruba Shankar reports that a Wikipedia Academy has been set up in Chennai, India. “It's an effort to educate people about wiki editing and to give the confidence that anyone...

Kazakhstan: Blocked Bloggers Discuss Economics

Although LiveJournal, the major blog platform on the post-Soviet space, including Kazakhstan, is still not accessible through the national telecom monopolist Kazakhtelecom, Internet enthusiasts find their way to express their...

Argentina: We Media 2008 in Buenos Aires

The We Media conference was held for the first time in Latin America, when the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina played host on October 14-15, 2008. The media thinktank iFOCOS...

Armenia: Welcome To Georgia

Dispatches from Armenia travels to the neighboring Republic of Georgia and finds the journey to be quite unlike any other — the local and experienced driver hired to take the...

China: Crisis and Opportunity

Chinayouren discusses the optimism and pessimism on the global financial crisis in China.

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