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7 November 2008

Stories from 7 November 2008

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Paraguay: Breaking the World Record for Barbecue

  7 November 2008

With 26,176 kilograms of grilled beef, Paraguay entered into the Guinness record books for the biggest open-air barbeque ever. However, they didn't get there without paying a high price for it. Due to the poor organization of the huge event, many people waited in unhappy and long lines under the hot sun, and many people asked for refunds because apparently there was not enough beef for everybody. Some Paraguayan bloggers chose to point out the mistakes, but also some chose to seek the brighter side of the event.

Trinidad & Tobago: Media Meltdown?

  7 November 2008

Making headlines in Trinidad and Tobago today is the controversy surrounding the Prime Minister's alleged "storming" of a radio station to complain about critical comments made against him during a newscast - a move which some maintain is dangerously close to infringing upon freedom of the press. Only a handful of local bloggers has latched on to the story, but those who have registered the whole affair on their radar are being quite vocal about their views.

Trinidad & Tobago: Just Plain Audacity

  7 November 2008

This Beach Called Life trades experiences with a fellow Trinidadian living in the US: “My face lit up and I reminded the US resident in a short time they will have Barack Obama. His face also lit up but then I grew sad when he reminded me who we will...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Honeymoon's Over

  7 November 2008

“Before the new president has taken a moment to recover from the stress of a protracted and vigorous campaign, his wake-up call has been issued, and more importantly, from America's old nemesis:” Jamaica's Abeng News Magazine says that Barack Obama “won't have much of a honeymoon.”

Armenia: Inclusive Education

  7 November 2008

My The Caucasian Knot posts two entries accompanied by photographs on inclusive education in Armenia. Part of a voluntary project on child protection and disabilities, the first post details a return visit to the World Vision Child Development Center in Yerevan while the second takes a closer look and accompanies...

Poland, U.S.: Lech Kaczyński's Blunders

  7 November 2008

Raf Uzar writes that the Polish president “is doing everything he can to get noticed much to the chagrin of most of Poland’s political elite, journalists and tired citizens” – and among his recent blunders is this line from a congratulatory letter to Barack Obama: “the President of the United...

Poland: Reactions to Obama's Victory

  7 November 2008

Sylwia Presley reports on the reactions to the results of the U.S. election, which dominate the Polish blogosphere today: blogging politicians, journalists, microbloggers and bloggers interested in the U.S. elections are sharing their joy when referring to Obama, as well as their skeptical opinions towards the current Polish president and the government in general.

Slovenia, U.S.: Post-Election Newspapers

  7 November 2008

Piran Café posts a picture of post-election European papers and writes: “Obama’s immediate impact on the world economy: I spent about 30 euros today on newspapers I’ll never read, but ones I will keep. Note to Collectors: I’ve got a decent sized stash of three Slovenian dailies. Get in touch...

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