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27 February 2009

Stories from 27 February 2009

Bangladesh: Why The BDR Massacre?

Colombia: Restrictions and Curfew in Medellín

Bolivia: Donations Other than Ambulances

GCC: Currency Dilemma for Arab Gulf Consumers

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) hopes to achieve a monetary union, with a common currency, by 2010. Bloggers from the region, which groups Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman and the...

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Aggravation Nation

Mexico: Criticizing Wasteful Government Spending

The Mexican federal government recently updated information about its expenses and its budgets for various public institutions on their transparency portal. Using this public information, many bloggers have identified expenses...

Trinidad & Tobago: Living for Carnival

Bermuda: Budget Response

Uganda: Fire destroys Owino Market

A massive fire gutted Kampala's Owino Market early Wednesday morning, seriously injuring five people and destroying thousands of stalls. As many as 25,000 traders, mostly women, are estimated to have...

Bangladesh: Massacre Cannot be Justified

Guyana: The Ripple Effect

The far-ranging effects of the CL Financial failure have now reached Guyana. One blogger has been assiduously following the latest developments...

Jamaica: Passion

India: Environmental Scholars On a Very Cool Mission

About two weeks ago, I read in Tom Friedman's column in the New York Times about two young scholars from the U.S who were on a very impressive mission in...

Armenia: 1 March post-election clash anniversary

Armenia: Dollar Panic

Japan: Bloggers on the Nakagawa affair

Over a week has passed since now-infamous footage of Japan's former finance minister Shōichi Nakagawa stumbling through a 20 minute speech at the G7 meeting in Rome made world headlines...

Kyrgyzstan: Smoke Country

Kazakhstan: Rally of the opposition

Korea: Economic downturn and which companies have the best chances for survival.

While all of us hope the economic downturn is over soon, it seems that it’s a long term battle. Companies are cutting employees or decreasing their business scope. A netizen...

Kyrgyzstan: Hard Time for the Opposition

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