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4 December 2008

Stories from 4 December 2008

Madagascar: a library-on-wheels to encourage literacy

Tahina, blogging at Madagascar not the movie, posts photos of a  “bibliobus”, a library-on-wheels project that promotes literacy in Antananarivo (en). He explains that the project is a true success...

Taiwan: President out of mind?

Social activist Wobblies says on his twitter(zh): “Knowing that Ma refused Dalai Lama's visit to Taiwan, I began to think that my father's friend is correct. He said that this...

Palestine: Christmas Good for the Economy

Israel Matzav writes that Christmas will be good for Bethlehem's economy.

Egypt: Supporting Israel's Conscientious Objectors

Mona of Mideast Youth expresses her support for Israel's conscientious objectors: “Becoming a conscientious objector in Israel takes an extraordinary amount of courage. Although I cannot refuse with them, I...

Israel: Having Fun with Fateh

International relations are rarely good for a laugh, but one Israeli blogger is having some fun, writes Maya Norton, who brings us the story.

Taiwan: Newspaper for the Immigrants

Bao Bon Phuong, a unique immigrant-focussing Vietnamese newspaper celebrates its second year from its first issue in Dec. 2006. On its blog(zh), the editor 張正 Zhang Zheng writes : “Everyday,...

Trinidad and Tobago: recession blues

The latest news about the world economy reminds Trinidadian Coffeewallah of hard times in the 1980s: "people dropped their house keys off at banks and fled the country to escape...

Guyana: new crime hotspot

Living Guyana is "reliably informed" that new hotspots for criminal activity are developing west of Guyana's capital, Georgetown: "another major crime development … which the mainstream media have not yet...

Barbados: HIV secrets

Barbados Free Press is outraged that the head of the Barbados Family Planning Association advocates not informing a woman about her husband's HIV-positive status. "[The FPA head] is a menace...

Haiti: clean water

Haiti Innovation posts detailed information about a campaign to improve access to clean water in Port-au-Prince. "Their approach is to provide cost effective tablet chlorinators and to build the capacity...

St. Vincent and the Grenadines: “monopoly money”

A trip to the supermarket forces And Still I Rise to contemplate price inflation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines: "our money has become monopoly money. Yet, I am positive...

Bahamas: medical accountability

At Bahama Pundit , Larry Smith outlines the labyrinthine twists and turns in a "landmark" case of medical accountability currently before the Bahamas Medical Council — "more than six years...

El Salvador: Internet Favoring a Particular Candidate

Fafa Monge asks his readers whether they think that using the internet will favor a particular presidential candidates in the upcoming elections in El Salvador [es]. Many seem to think...

Peru: Municipal Recall Elections

This Sunday, many Peruvians will vote in municipal recall elections, which will determine the fate of many elected officials based on their performance writes Juan Arellano of Globalizado [es].

Guatemala: Manifestarte Festival

Ivan Vivaldi Guas Caceres writes about the 6th annual Manifestarte Festival, a cultural event held in Cerrito del Carmen [es] in Guatemala.

Costa Rica: Calling a Constituent Assembly

Some Costa Rican lawmakers are supporting the convocation of a Constituent Assembly to rewrite the Constitution, something that Mirando en Marcelo [es] has been supporting. However, he points out that...

Paraguay: Heavy Rains for the Country

Carlos Rodríguez of Rescatar [es] notices that Paraguay continues to be hit by heavy rains and that the country once was a country with balanced and frequent rains, but lately...

Indonesia: Metaphorizing Obama

Indonesia Anonymus from Indonesia metaphorizes president-elect Barack Obama for the nation's governance: “… are [Indonesians] going to cling on to the same old divisive politics, same old status quo while...

Fiji: How to change the government from within?

As the two-year anniversary of Fiji's military takeover approaches, another international governing body has called the Pacific island nation to hold elections in 2009 as once promised. A discussion has...

India: Stop The Blame Game

At The Observers Indian and Pakistani activists discuss why India is blaming Pakistan for the terror attacks in Mumbai.

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