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14 August 2009

Stories from 14 August 2009

Palestine: In Jail For Being Palestinian

In the West Bank, Samuel Nichols writes: “A man came to our house, asking, ‘Where is Nasser?’ I didn't quite know how to respond, because Nasser is in jail. He's...

Costa Rica: Long awaited for Train in Inaugural Run

New train service in Costa Rica is received with flag waving and cheering, but also several complaints and concerns.

Haiti: The U.N. & Elections

Dying in Haiti publishes an article by Bob Corbett which speculates as to “why the United Nations could keep so silent about the fraud during Haiti's April Senatorial elections and...

Barbados: Domestic Violence Charges

Caribbean bloggers are following the story of a Barbadian politician who has resigned under suspicion of spousal abuse charges. Living in Barbados comments: “The story is huge. Caribbean politicians do...

Guyana: “Brigah”-Free

“Guyanese got a word for this way of behaving. Anybody who is too proud or haughty, we does say them is brigah”: Guyana-Gyal attends a wedding that is refreshingly free...

Sri Lanka: Flood In IDP Camps

GroundViews informs that “torrential rains in Vavuniya throughout the day have severely affected IDPs interned in Menik Camp, particularly in Zone 3 and Zone 4.” See Vidura's Twitter messages http://twitter.com/apelankawe...

Jamaica: Track & Field

Iriegal reports that all 5 Jamaican track and field athletes have now been cleared of charges “after the country's anti-doping panel failed to determine whether the banned substance was on...

Trinidad & Tobago: Raisin in the Sun

Diligently studying the contents of his breakfast cereal, Trinidadian B.C.Pires notices some similarities between raisin bran and politicians: “It strikes me we could be talking about governments as easily as...

India: Swine Flu Vs. Other Diseases

Nita at A wide angle view of India discusses whether Swine Flu is more dangerous than other types of influenza or seasonal flu or not.

India: Internet And Confidence

Arunn at Unruled Notebook tells why writing Science in the internet is a waste of time in India's context: “Indian public doesn’t have high confidence on the information they receive...

Cuba: The Maleconazo

August 5th marked the 15 year anniversary of the largest uprising of discontent the revolutionary government of Castro faced since the early years of the triumph of the revolution: The...

Pakistan: What Is There To Celebrate?

Today is the 62nd Independence Day of Pakistan. Raza Rumi at Jahane Rumi posts his reflections on celebrating the day.

Bangladesh: Krishna Janmashtami Parade

Sadiq Alam at Inspirations and Creative Thoughts writes about the Janmashtami Parade in Dhaka, which is celebrated to mark the birthday of Lord Krishna: “(the) most striking feature of Janmashtami...

Bahrain: No Adoption By Expatriates

Coolred writes about the recent case of an abandoned baby: “There have been quite a few expats here in Bahrain that came forward wanting to adopt this baby boy. Turns...

Brazil's Forum for Digital Culture reaches out to the blogosphere

Cyberspace is ever more inhabited by government institutions in many countries. In Brazil, a Forum for Digital Culture has been launched to, so far, positive blogosphere reactions.

India: Swine Flu Scare

In India, the Swine flu deaths rose to twenty from ten in a matter of a couple of days. But panic is spreading more than the virus itself.

Peru: Robbery of National Geographic Crew in Nasca

Barbara Drake of An American in Lima recaps the recent robbery of members of a National Geographic film crew, who were in Peru to document the famous Nasca Lines.

Dominican Republic: The Film Sugar About Young Baseball Player

José Rafael Sosa gives a thumbs up to the movie “Sugar,” [es] which chronicles the life of a young baseball player from the Dominican Republic trying to make it in...

Mexico: Second Annual Human Rights Film Festival

Mexico's second annual human rights film festival is underway in its capital and organizers hope to attract more viewers this year writes Mexico Reporter.

El Salvador: SV Net and the Administration of the Domain .sv

FaFa Monge provides his thoughts on the SVNet, which is the agency that is responsible for administering the domain addresses .sv [es] for El Salvador. Even though the prices are...

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