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4 November 2009

Stories from 4 November 2009

Panama: The Lost Act of Patriotism During National Holidays

Avarana [es] wonders why Panamanians have lost the custom of patriotism during national holidays, adding that many participate in other activities other than attending parades or other acts of commemoration.

Peru: Demolition of Municipal Building in Iquitos

Sofía of the blog Con Alas y Pies [es] publishes photos of the recent demolition of the Municipal Building in Iquitos, Peru, and which also caused damage to an adjoining...

Latin America: The Rapid Spread of Desertification

Desertification is silently but rapidly spreading around the world and Latin America is not escaping its devastating effects. While deserts are natural formations, desertification is a process of degradation of...

Bhutan: Exam Is A Torture

“Exam is an irrational torture: I hate it!” screams Passu. “How do you suppose a three-hour test could justify a year long learning?” with these words the blogger questions the...

Morocco: Touring the Moroccan Foodscape

Ask anyone who's never been what they know about Morocco, and it's likely that one of the first words out of their mouth will be "couscous." The seminal Moroccan dish...

Nepal: A Cabinet Meeting At Mount Everest

United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal posts reactions of Nepali netizens after it was announced that the country is planning to hold a cabinet meeting on the base camp...

Sri Lanka: Blogger Arrested? wonders about the authenticity of a news report that a netizen named Gayan Rajapakse was arrested in Sri Lanka for ‘web comments’.

The Bhutan Times Affairs

A group of seven journalists, including the editor of Bhutan Times, the first privately owned newspaper of Bhutan, resigned on October 22, 2009 claiming that management had undue interference on...

Pakistan: South Waziristan- A Different Exodus

The operation against the Taliban in South Waziristan has triggered a wave of retaliations by the Taliban and has forced over 120,000 locals to flee from their houses. Bloggers discuss...

Trinidad & Tobago: Political Meeting reports that “Prime Minister Patrick Manning and Opposition Leader Basdeo Panday have agreed in principle that Trinidad and Tobago needs a new constitution”, but B.C. Pires is not convinced...

Bermuda: Key Reports

As two critical reports are released in Bermuda, Wishful Thinking says: “Both key reports…will dictate much of the policy as Bermuda moves forward…the important thing is that these reports are...

Trinidad & Tobago: “Solo” Mio

Trinidadian blogger Club Soda and Salt shares his thoughts “on how to beat that nagging feeling of being quietly judged” when dining alone.

Bermuda: The Sound of Music

Vexed Bermoothes is of the opinion that the Bermuda Music Festival “exemplifies the political tinkering, self-interest, and distraction that has left Bermuda’s tourism sector as a ruined economic basket-case.”

Barbados: Whipping Boy

“We seem determined to deny our history, rather than learn from it. Why else would we, who have been so wounded by the whip, venerate it?” B.C. Pires puts in...

Thailand: Inside a Bangkok prison

Gary Graeme Jones is a prisoner in Bang Kwang Prison, Thailand’s high security prison for men. Gary’s letters and reports are published on a blog by his supporters. This blog...

Iran: People trampling on Khamenei's picture

Protesters trampled on Iran's Leader ,Ali Khamenei's, picture in Shariati Street in Tehran. Watch the video here.

Iran: Guards attacking people

A video film showing security forces attacked protesters today in Tehran.

Iran: Karoubi, an opposition leader among protesters

A video film shows Mehdi Karoubi, a leading opposition figure among protesters in Tehran. People chant slogans supporting him and Mousavi, another opposition learder.

Iran: Protest continues

Iraneazadi1388 says [fa] people continue to protest in Tehran and chant down with dictator.

Iran: Security forces attacked protesters

According to Kian, security forces attacked Iranian protesters in Hafteh Tir Square in Tehran and injured several people.

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