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15 September 2009

Stories from 15 September 2009

Pakistan: Back Home And Starting A New Life

After nearly two months of living in squalor in temporary camps the displaced people of the Swat region of Pakistan were allowed to go back home from July 13th. Although...

Peru: Looming Problem of the Inambari Hydroelectric Power Station

A 4-billion dollar hydroelectric power station is planned for the Peruvian Amazon, which will provide energy to neighboring Brazil. However, there is concern how the construction will affect the Amazon...

Egypt: A Coptic Presidential Candidate?

A Copt has stated his intent to run for elections for Egypt's top post in the 2011 presidential race. Lawyer Mamdouh Ramzy, a member of the Constitutional Party, is venturing...

Trinidad and Tobago: budget “daggering”?

Jamaica: development or destruction?

Barbados: lizard life

Barbados: speaking bluntly

Anguilla: imported massage?

Bangladesh: Interview With Professor Anu Muhammad

Bhutan: Drug Abuse – Sign Of Changing Times

Pakistan: Shifting The Blame For Stampede Death

China: Here comes the Laowai

Egypt: A Marginalized Middle Class

China: Verifying reports of Ai Weiwei's surgery

China and Hong Kong: Ex-president's life sentence, a farce or a victory?

Former Taiwanese leader Chen Shui bian was sentenced to life imprisonment on 11 September and Portnoy has made an excellent summary of Twitterers' responses from Taiwan. Here I would like...

Panama: Demolition of Historic Buildings

Czech Republic: Sidewalk Parking

USA: Use of the Term “Illegal Immigrant”

Costa Rica: Media Portrayal of African Immigrants

Panama: The Arepa Buzz