4 December 2009

Stories from 4 December 2009

Peru: Encounters with Taxi Driver Scams

  4 December 2009

Jacqueline shares on her blog two encounters in Lima [es] with the same taxi driver: on the first one she cried after hearing about the driver's son accident; on the second one, she realized he was a scammer.

Nepal: Cabinet Meeting At Mount Everest

  4 December 2009

Ujjwal Acharya at The Radiant Star informs that to propagate about climate change issues the Nepal government has held a cabinet meeting at 18,192 ft above sea level in the Mount Everest.

Guinea: Attempt on Military Leader Dadis Camara's Life

  4 December 2009

According to several news sources, Captain Dadis Camara, leader of the military junta which seized power in Guinea in December 2008, was shot and wounded by one of his aides yesterday in Conakry. Many RFI readers, holding Camara responsible for the September 28th massacre of opposition protesters, call it justice.

Trinidad & Tobago: Small Farmers

  4 December 2009

“Hopefully after viewing this you will be inspired to plant your own organic garden (i.e. if you don't have one already)”: Now Is Wow Too posts a video she recorded of an initiative by the students of a Trinidadian primary school.

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Breathalyser

  4 December 2009

Trinidad Carnival Diary says: “I think the breathalyser is a long time coming…though it will certainly take some adjusting to in a culture where there is a rum shop on practically every corner.”

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: We are the Windies

  4 December 2009

B.C. Pires thinks that Roebuck and Berry, two well respected names in the cricket fraternity, are “simply wrong…in their contention that the West Indies national cricket team should be allowed…to splinter into its constituent island teams and have the smaller, purportedly more strongly motivated teams seek Test-playing status on their...

China: The Chengdu Self-Immolation

  4 December 2009

A woman, Tang Fuzhen, in Chengdu set herself on fire in order to protest against the forced demolition of her home. ESWN translated a T.V news commentary on the incident.

China: AIDS patient's call for freedom and rights

  4 December 2009

C. Custer from ChinaGeeks translated a blog post written by Wang Keqin about his friend, a AIDS patient, who was detained by local government before the International AIDS day because of his involvement in civic rights activity.

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