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12 December 2008

Stories from 12 December 2008

Trinidad and Tobago: Prime Minister's Health

Trinidadians and Tobagonians were shocked yesterday by news that Prime Minister Patrick Manning was diagnosed with kidney cancer. While few bloggers commented publicly, in more private forums like Facebook discussions...

Chile: Alliance Between CNN and Network of Citizen Newspapers

Juan Dominguez announces the alliance between the Network of Citizen Newspapers in Chile and the newly created CNN Chile [es], and part of this cooperation will include the contributions from...

Chile: Pharmaceutical Companies Charged With Price-Fixing

Several Chilean pharmaceutical companies have been charged with collusion for price-fixing of more than 200 products writes Tomás Dinges of Chile From Within.

Mexico: Shoeshiner Uses YouTube to Increase Business

Shoeshiner Juan Luna has come up with a clever way to attract business to his stand located in downtown Monterrey, Mexico. With the help of a friend, he posted a...

Turkey: All About Barbarossa

With news of pirates grabbing news headlines, Talk Turkey gives us a valuable lesson in history in this post on Ottoman era admiral Barbarossa (Redbeard) and asks: “Will the next...

Tunisia: Stop Kissing Our Children!

An infuriated Subzero Blue from Tunisia writes: “What is it with people who give themselves the right to kiss other people’s children without their permission? It’s very common here in...

Jordan: Praise for Peru's Anti-Smoking Advertisement

Jordan's Jazarah is full of praise for an anti-smoking advertisement in Peru, where 15,000 cigarette butts were glued to a panel.

Migrant Workers in the Gulf

Nimr, from America-Palestinian Kabobfest, discusses the issue of migrant workers in the Gulf – and how their governments are not fending for their rights thanks to the millions of remittance...

Bahrain: What Economic Crisis?

Bahrain is distancing itself from the impact of the economic crisis rocking the world economies, writes blogger Khalid in this post [Ar].

Jordan: Not So Stupid

Have you created something only to be dissed by your boss as it being “stupid”? Qwaider, from Jordan, has more details here.

Egypt: Natural Gas to Israel

Zeinobia, from Egypt, continues to report on the court saga on exporting natural gas to Israel.

Syria: Remembering Henry Gustav Molaison

The name Henry Gustav Molaison rings a bell? Find out more about him in this post by Syrian blogger Abu Kareem, from the Levantine Dreamhouse.

Iraq: Angry with Iraqis

Layla Anwar is angry with Iraqis and here‘s why.

Jordan: Lost and Found

Lost something – or rather someone hid something from you – and you can't find it? K Sharif from Jordan tells us the story here.

Jordan: Public Beach a Let Down

MommaBean, in Jordan, had visitors, whom she took to the Dead Sea's Amman Tourist Beach. Read her complaints here.

Where is Hossein Derakhshan?

Bangla blogger Jajabor Aronnyok writes about the detention/disappearance of well-known Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan aka Hoder. A supporter of freedom of expression, Aronnyok wants justice and freedom for Hoder.

Barbados, Dominica: A First for Indigenous Communities

Barbados Free Press reports on “a first in the history of the Americas” as Dominica issues a diplomatic passport to its indigenous Kalinago-Carib leader.

Dominica, U.S.A.: Economic Effects

Dan at Dominica Weekly notices that the economic downturn is having a trickle-down effect on Dominicans who live abroad.

Cuba: Damas March for Human Rights

Both Uncommon Sense and The Cuban Triangle report that the Damas de Blanco marched through Havana on Wednesday – without incident – to commemorate International Human Rights Day.

Jamaica: Speaking Patois

Iriegal explores the origins of Jamaican patois and links to a few examples of how to speak it.

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