3 March 2009

Stories from 3 March 2009

Colombia: More on the Illegal Wire Tappings

  3 March 2009

Last week, the illegal wire tapping scandal uncovered by Semana news magazine was the main headline in most news outlets and the talk of the day on some blogs in Colombia. Bloggers continue to write about this issue and react to the steps taken by the government in light of the revelations.

Sri Lanka: LTTE was not behind

  3 March 2009

London, Lanka and drums reminds those who speculate that the LTTE is behind the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore: “The Sri Lankan cricket team is a phenomenon, possibly the only one, that has united Sri Lanka through the last twenty or thirty years. We all know that. When...

Sri Lanka: Who Shoots Cricketers?

  3 March 2009

Indi.ca from Sri Lanka exclaims: “It’s absolutely shameful to shoot cricketers, I mean, who shoots cricketers? It’s the one glimmer that unites everyone across this godforsaken subcontinent. Sri Lanka is one of the few teams which has agreed to play in Pakistan recently, and now they’ve been shot.”

Paraguay: The Widening of Choferes del Chaco Avenue

  3 March 2009

Construction and the widening of the Choferes del Chaco Avenue in Asunción Paraguay has meant the removal of many of the trees, as well as the installation of stop lights that have attracted vendors and beggars writes Pepa Kostianovsky of De Pe a Pa [es].

Pakistan: Inching Towards A Failed State

  3 March 2009

Muneeb Ali comments on the attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore: “I must admit. I am scared. For the first time, the glaring reality that Pakistan is a failed state is sinking in. We are all waiting for a train-wreck, with everyone on board. And I believe that...

Pakistan: Terror Hits Cricket!

  3 March 2009

Today morning a dozen of gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team ahead of a cricket match with Pakistan team in Lahore. This bloody onslaught has left seven people including five Policemen dead and six Sri Lankan players were amongst the number of injured. The terrorists were armed with latest...

Nicaragua: Electronic Version of Magazine Idea

  3 March 2009

Sergio Simpson provides the electronic version of the Nicaraguan social sciences magazine Idea [es], which includes articles on the communities of San Rafael del Norte – Jinotega, Matagalpa, Siuna, Puerto Cabezas and Bluefields.

Zimbabwe: Marechera's Love Sonnets

  3 March 2009

Eshuneutics continues with her discussion of Dambudzo Marechera's Love Sonnets. Part 7 of her posts discusses the introduction to Amelia Sonnets, which begins with the statement, “Every act of love is a recapitulation of the whole history of human emotion.” Marechera was Zimbabwean author.

Zimbabwe: On Morgan Tsvangirai New Mercedes Benz

  3 March 2009

This is what Zimbabwean blogger Denford thinks of Morgan Tsvangirai new Mercedes Benz, “These are state vehicles, which means the country is spending money on things like this while it goes begging for handouts outside the country. If I were a donor, I would see no reason to reward such...

Maneno: A Multilingual Blogging Platform Built For African Bloggers

  3 March 2009

Maneno is a new blogging platform that promises to offer blogging and communication solutions for bloggers with limited or narrow-bandwith in Sub-Saharan Africa. Maneno is a Swahili word, which means “words.” Considering the multilingual nature of the region, Maneno was built to allow for multiple language versions of articles to...

Estonia: From Business To Politics

Itching for Eestimaa writes about new approaches in Estonian politics: “And so in a few years time, the Estonian state may come to be run in a way that is not significantly different from how Swedbank or MTV Eesti has been run. I am not sure if that is a...

Guadeloupe: Songs to support the strike

  3 March 2009

Kam who blogs at Fwiyapin shows [Fr] how instrumental music and chants have played a part in the recent social movement in Guadeloupe, by quoting the latest songs of Guadeloupean artists, in a post entitled “Lyriks kont Pwofitasyon” [Creole] (lyrics against all sorts of abuse).

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