8 November 2009

Stories from 8 November 2009

Trinidad & Tobago: Flagging

  8 November 2009

“Another monument to fiscal indiscipline by our government is installed in the name of national pride”: KnowTnT.com still can't get over the cost of the flag in the National Stadium.

Trinidad & Tobago: Mind Your Own Business

  8 November 2009

The Secret Blog of Patrick “Patos” Manning writes a post about the leak of an alleged sex tape of a Trinidad and Tobago-based celebrity: “The most disturbing aspect of the situation, however, is the manner in which I’m hearing this horrific breach of privacy took place. It gives me chills...

Cuba: Facebook Support for Yoani

  8 November 2009

Along the Malecon reports that supporters of Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez are “hoping to start a trend” by “using the blogger's photo as their profile picture on Facebook in a show of solidarity.”

Barbados, Jamaica: Debt Downgrades

  8 November 2009

“Jamaica's government kicked up a terrific stink with Standard and Poor's (S&P) after the rating agency again downgraded the country's debt”: Living in Barbados wonders how “Barbados’ normally more polite and circumspect politicians” will react to more downgrades.

Honduras: Blog of Historial Photos

  8 November 2009

Memoria Gráfica de Honduras [es] is a blog that publishes historical photos from Honduras, with accompanying background information. Some of the photos include old maps, and photos of the city of Comayagua.

Taiwan: Issues of identity

  8 November 2009

Catherine at shu flies responds to an e-mail questioning how she identifies herself. Michella at Alive and Kicking! who was also a subject of the e-mail  describes her own multi-cultural background. Catherine also follows up with a post on why she calls herself a Taiwanese-American.

Uzbekistan: Thank you, cotton-growers!

  8 November 2009

Musafirbek says that the president of Uzbekistan officially thanked the cotton-growers for gathering the harvest of this strategic product for Uzbekistan. However, those who sweat away, collecting this cotton (including children) were not mentioned in the president’s address.

Mongolia: New Prime Minister

  8 November 2009

Bilguun watched the change of the government in Mongolia, starting from resignation of S.Bayar under health reasons, nomination of Su.Batbold (then Minister of Foreign Relations) and his instatement.

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