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10 November 2008

Stories from 10 November 2008

Bangladesh: Questioning the Judiciary

An Ordinary Citizen comments on the recent state of judiciary in Bangladesh which was separated from the administration about a year ago: “It was seen that the long hand of...

Honduras: Top 25 Sites Visited

Of the top 25 internet sites visited by Hondurans, only 3 are from Honduras including a telecommunications and newspaper site, writes Hugo Chinchilla.

Bhutan: Coronation of a King

The Himalayan Beacon posts a picture of the coronation of the new Bhutanese King, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and his quote: “I will never rule you as a...

Bolivia: An Indigenous as Minister of Education?

Mario Durán of Palabras Libres [es] wonders why the Bolivian government did not name an indigenous to the office of Minister of Education, while a commenter notes that the new...

Mexico: Obligatory Military Service

La Banda writes about his experience with trying to sign-up for the obligatory military service in Nayarit, Mexico.

Mexico: Video Workshops at UNAM

Notilibertas [es] is sponsoring a video workshop at UNAM in Mexico City every Tuesday starting on November 11. The third part of the workshop will teach participants how to make...

Paraguay: Blogger Meet-Up

Muna Annahas writes about her meeting with some ex-pat bloggers during her recent visit to Asuncion, Paraguay.

Trinidad & Tobago: “Radio Raid” Reactions

The fallout over the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister's visit to a radio station to complain about critical comments made against him during a newscast appears to have only just...

Turkmenistan: A Kingdom for a Horse

Peter comments on the Turkmen president’s sudden enthusiasm for all things horse-related, which has prompted him to sign deals worth dozens of millions to build new racetracks across the country.

Uzbekistan: Inoyatov Visits Germany

Nathan reports that after the EU’s decision to lift the travel ban on Uzbek officials involved in the 2005 Andijon events, Germany is the first EU member to host one...

Afghanistan: Aid Worker Attacks in Taliban Strategy

Patrick Frost opines why Taliban is targeting and killing/kidnapping foreign and local aid workers against the background of the recent abduction of French volunteer in Afghanistan.

Kazakhstan: Academic Shenanigins in the United States

Patrick Frost reports on the scandalous case involving renowned US-based The Hopkins Institute, which has disclosed funding for three recent reports about modern Kazakhstan, revealing that the Kazak government-funded Washington...

Tajikistan: Talco Case Begins in London

Ian says that the court case the Tajik government initiated against two former members of a consortium running Talco, the Tajik state aluminum enterprise, has gone onto trial stage in...

Afghanistan: Fawzia Koofi in France

Azar Balkhi reports that Fawzia Koofi, the Second Deputy of the Afghanistan Parliament, attended the conference of Council of Women World Leaders that took place in France in an apparent...

Afghanistan: Afghan National Army

Nasim Fekrat posts a picture and writes about the national army of Afghanistan, saying that it is getting strong enough to stand up against Taliban and other enemies.

DR Congo: Fighting Continues

As the world celebrated Obama's electoral victory, fighting in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has continued in spite of the ceasefire announced by the CNDP rebel group last week. Displacement,...

Haiti: School Collapses

The fact that Haiti didn't need another tragedy didn't stop one from striking. This time, it was a school collapse in Pétionville, which left scores of children dead and countless...

Cuba: Hurricane Paloma

In the latest installment of the chronicles of the 2008 hurricane season, Hurricane Paloma struck Cuba, destroying hundreds of homes in the process and compounding the damage and economic losses...

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: From the Yard

“Growing up in a semi-rural, agricultural area of Trinidad, every household would make garden. Some larger than others, depending on the availability of land. Neighbours shared peas, beans, fruits, trade...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: The Big 100

Blogging from St. Vincent and the Greandines, Abeni pays tribute to her village's two centenarians.

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