Stories from 28 December 2009
The blog from Plan Ceibal in Uruguay shares links to the best blogs from school-aged children [es] across the country as part of the campaign, “Your Ideas are Valued.”
El Salvador's President, Mauricio Funes has remained very popular with an approval rating of 88.2% six months after taking office writes Tim Muth.
Honduras en el Mundo [es] writes that Pope Benedict XVI made reference to the Honduras coup during his Christmas address.
Carlos Rodríguez of Rescatar [es] notes the high number of deaths in Asunción, Paraguay between December 24-25, which includes 10 traffic accidents and 5 murders.
Kalsoom at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan reports that today “a suicide bomber attacked a Shia procession commemorating Ashura in Karachi, killing at least 25 people and injuring 50.”
Dushi at Groundviews posts a photo story highlighting some forgotten victims of the tsunami in Sri Lanka in 2004 who are still living in temporary shelters. A commenter in that post wondered what happened to the 2.2 Billion dollars of aid Sri Lanka received.
“Winter is the best and most enjoyable season of Bangladesh,” comments photoblogger Monirul Alam.
Brazil Travel Blog's collection Brazil on Flickr contains 61 albums “with photos from all the corners of the country”. They have published their top 10 Brazilian photos among those uploaded in 2009.
There are 20 languages spoken in Mozambique, according to the government website, apart from the official Portuguese. Carlos Serra [pt] wonders if there are more, according to two renowned linguists: “One told me that there were between 20 and 26; the other told me that there were 17 written and...
“Like any social secret the criminal persists because of the facilitators. So, our challenge should be to deal with the facilitators”: Living in Barbados examines “the crime of crime” in the Caribbean.
Wadner Pierre blogs about Carnival celebrations in Haiti.
Barbadian bloggers note with interest the launch of a new non-partisan political blog.
St. Lucia's Caribbean Book Blog reflects on 2009 as “a year that surely has to go down as one of the most disruptive and transformational periods in the world publishing industry.”
Some pictures by photographer Manny Santiago collected under the title Best & Worst of the Japanese decade.
Twenty-four hours later and #CN4Iran remains in heavy constant use by Chinese Twitter users speaking out in support of protests now underway across Iran. The #CN4Iran hashtag has since been joined by a @CN4Iran Twitter account and a central blog. Related is this post with a similar story from 2007.
Yesterday, thousands of Iranians took to the street to protest against dictatorship. The protest reminded Chinese people of the Tiananmen democracy movement back in 1989 and Chinese twitterers are using hashtag #cn4iran to show solidarity with Iranian fellows.