Stories from 7 July 2009
El Nahual of Mexico Para los Mexicanos [es]
The results of the mid-term elections in Mexico have shown that the PRI political party has returned and were declared the winners writes Daniel Hernandez of Intersections.
Is the new International Stadium in Monterrey, Mexico a done deal? asks Regio Blogs [es]. Even though there has not been much announcement about the construction project, there are reports that the new stadium will be inaugurated in 2011.
The decline in remittances from Salvadorans living abroad which has been making up 1/6 of the country's economy is a big threat writes Tim Muth.
Alejandro Vega of En Ruta [es] reviews some recent train trips in Chile and how things have changed from his childhood journeys along the same routes. What used to seem like a “pilgrimage” is now less popular than buses.
Vutha cites a study which mentions an increase in number of Cambodians who are drinking beer and alcohol. Majority prefers to drink the locally-produced white rice wine
To save cost and reach more people at the same time, many companies in Cambodia are now placing ads on three-wheeled vehicles which are popular in the country.
Almost 200 young Bruneians participated in the country’s first “freeze pose” event in a mall which was also intended to raise awareness on the Influenza A(H1N1) virus. Watch a video about the event.
Twitter user dawn1o9 from Myanmar cannot access Gmail and G-talk ever since UN leader Ban Ki Moon visited the country.
Hungarian Spectrum tries to explain why the Hungarian socialist party has failed in its centrist “Third way” policy, inspired by the US Clinton administration and Britain's Tony Blair.
The beatroot comments on US artist Madonna's upcoming concert in Warzaw and how conservative Poles organise mass-prayers in protest against her descent upon Poland.
Indonesia is preparing for its presidential election today. GV author Marisa Duma tackles the role of Twitter in engaging the Indonesian online community in political and election campaigns.
YardFlex.com is happy to report that child pornography laws are finally to be passed in Jamaica.
Both Repeating Islands and Haiti Innovation comment on a mainstream media article which claims that Haiti's HIV infection rates are down.
Bloggers from across the Arab world bid King of Pop Michael Jackson farewell today as millions of fans tune into the silver screen to watch live coverage of his memorial ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Here is a snapshot of reactions from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain.
“I don’t know what prompted me yesterday to deactivate, maybe it was the full moon”: Trinidadian blogger Attillah Springer kicks the Facebook addiction and is “enjoying not being caught up in the noise of other people’s lives.”
Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp writes about “bad” words and the art of storytelling.
Signifyin’ Guyana writes an I-poem.
Dr. Mona Elfarra writes: “The number of patients who have died because they were not allowed to seek medical care outside of Gaza has surpassed 400. As a response to the deteriorating health situation, the Red Crescent Society recognizes the importance of adding an MRI machine to its diagnostic center...
As the political crisis in Madagascar drags along and international awareness of the situation fades, traditional media and new media in Madagascar came together to debate standards of collection and distribution of news in times of crisis.
LJ user drugoi posts pictures and comments [RUS] on Russian Premier's Putin visit to a massive MC-rally in Sevastopol.