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4 December 2009

Stories from 4 December 2009

Peru: Encounters with Taxi Driver Scams

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...

Nepal: Cabinet Meeting At Mount Everest

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...

Pakistan: Bomb Attack In Rawalpindi

“Light Within” informs that today a terrorist attack on a mosque located in Rawalpindi, Pakistan took lives of a number of people.

Guinea: Attempt on Military Leader Dadis Camara's Life

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...

Sri Lanka: Up-coming President Election

Ajit Rupasinghe at Groundviews discusses about the up-coming Presidential election in Sri Lanka and the aspirations of the citizens.

India: 25 Years Of Bhopal Tragedy

Lekhni at The Imagined Universe remembers 25 years of Bhopal gas tragedy in India and discusses what lesson it teaches us.

Guatemala: Breaking Down the Doors of Brothels

The blog Noticias para Dios offers an inside look, both raw and literary, on the everyday life of a Guatemalan lawyer rescuing trafficked children from brothels.

Congo: Doctors without Borders tell people's stories through web video

Condition Critical is a website showcasing the stories of victims of the violence in Eastern Congo coordinated and launched by Doctors without Borders/Medecins sans Frontiers (MSF). With slideshows and first...

Trinidad & Tobago: Small Farmers

“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...

Haiti: Outrage over Lavalas Election Ban

The Haitian Blogger highlights reactions to what is being called “rigged” elections carded for February 2010.

Guyana: Meeting the Climate Change Challenge

Repeating Islands reports that Guyana's efforts in climate change reform have been praised by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Breathalyser

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...

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: We are the Windies

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...

Portuguese-speaking bloggers on World Aids Day '09

This World Aids Day Lusophone bloggers in different parts of the world reflect on the suffering caused by the human immunodeficiency virus.

Russia: Blogger Arrested For Pneumonic Plague Rumors

Ivan Peregorodiev, a 22-year-old medical student and blogger, has been arrested on December 3 for spreading rumors about pneumonic plague in the city of Saratov. Authorities accused him of disseminating...

China: The Chengdu Self-Immolation

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

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...

Slovakia: Controversial Politician Opposes Construction of a Casino

TriGranit, one of Europe's largest property developers, in cooperation with Harrah's Entertainment, the world's largest gaming company, are to build a leisure and shopping complex with a casino in Slovakia....

Mexico: Finding the truth for abrogation of vehicle tax

Contributor El Alteño of blog Hazme el Chingado Favor confronts an e-mail chainletter against official sources regarding Mexican government's abrogation of the vehicle ownership tax [es] that will be enforced...

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