Stories from 7 November 2008
Frontera Filmmakers is a website that unites video producers from both sides of the Mexico-USA border. We'll view the story of the 389 miles along the Arizona-Sonora border, teens in Tijuana speaking about reducing contamination and a park which has united Mexicans, US citizens, Chinese and Russian workers to build a monument for unity.
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.
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.
E-Bangladesh provides background information to the recent Maritime boundary dispute between Bangladesh and Mayanmar.
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...
Havana Times reports that “Tropical Storm Paloma is on a course that could reach Cuba by Sunday or Monday.”
A Fe Me Page Dis Iyah wants to know if the criminals are running things in Jamaica.
Both Barbados Underground and pull! push! share their views on Barbados’ immigration policy.
“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.”
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...
Itching for Eestimaa notes, among other things, on how the U.S. presidential race was taken in Estonia.
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...
Saudi Arabia's human rights activists started a two-day hunger strike to draw attention to the plight of 11 reformers and activists languishing in Saudi jails without trial - or access to a lawyer. Read on to find out how social networking site Facebook has been instrumental in informing the world about the struggle.
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.
A series of demonstrations were held outside Egyptian embassies around the world today to protest the continued imprisonment of Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabil Sulaiman, jailed two years ago for insulting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Islam on his blog.
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...
Sleeping With Pengovsky gives his “fifty cents” on “some ironies of the US presidential elections.”