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3 November 2008

Stories from 3 November 2008

Hungary: IMF Loan

Edward Hugh of A Fistful of Euros writes about the details of the IMF/EU/World Bank loan package for Hungary.

Sri Lanka: An open letter to the president

Vinod Joseph at Desicritics writes an open Letter to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his government's fight against the Tamil rebels. An interesting debate followed in the comments section...

Bangladesh: A documentary on child birth

In the beauty of all the Earth posts a documentary video on child birth in the rural Bangladesh. The bloggers says: “I hope you will find the time to view...

Japan: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

In a post entitled “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”, Yasai-DX2 posts a picture of three guys [ja] dressed up as Japanese anime character Haruhi Suzumiya. “Well, they have nice legs,...

Guatemala: The Fiambre and Other Foods for Day of the Dead

What began as an improvised dish called Fiambre made of leftovers and made by nuns in Antigua, Guatemala, has become a tradition during the Day of the Dead holidays. The...

Morocco: Disappointed in Australia

Vagabondeuse writes of a German family denied entry into Australia because their son has Down's Syndrome.

Colombia: Shocking Way How Some Youth Get Drunk

When Juliana Rincón of Medea Material [es] read about a shocking way how youth in Barranquilla, Colombia became drunk as a way to avoid having alcohol on their breath, she...

El Salvador: FMLN Leading in Latest Polls

The FMLN is leading in the presidential race in El Salvador scheduled for March 2009, and Hunnapuh [es] has two of the latest polls.

Poland: New Social Network For e-Members of Parliament

A new social networking project is becoming very popular in Poland: Nasz-parlament.pl ("Our Parliament") invites its users to become e-members of parliament and take part in e-voting to show the...

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