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3 February 2010

Stories from 3 February 2010

Paraguay: Footballer Salvador Cabañas Recovering After Shooting

In the early morning of January 25, Paraguayan footballer Salvador Cabañas was shot in the head during an altercation in a Mexico City bar bathroom. Although he is slowly recovering,...

On Indo-Bangla Relations

Anirvan Chatterjee, an Indian American, shares his experiences during his visit to Bangladesh and comments on its relationship with India: “Indians don't know what kind of soft power they have–if...

Nepal: Gulf Returnees

Migrant Rights Blog writes about the stories of Nepalis who came back home after after a stint working in the Gulf: “for every individual, there is a different story; some...

Sri Lanka: Reason For Rajapaksa's Landslide Victory

Serendipity comments on the reason for the landslide victory of Mahinda Rajapaksa in the Sri Lankan presidential election – namely gratitude for ending the war against LTTE: “living in fear...

Pakistan: How Not To Be Hacked

Faisal K. at Deadpan Thoughts shares from his personal experience how to be prepared for a hacking attack on all your email/social network accounts.

Pakistan: Economic Performance Between 2001 and 2008

Corporate Finance and Accounting blog summarizes Pakistan's economic performance between 2001 and 2008.

Talking to Trinidadian journalist and blogger Andre Bagoo

An interview with Trinidadian journalist Andre Bagoo, who writes hard-hitting political coverage for the daily press, and innovative, wide-ranging cultural commentary on his blog PLEASURE.

Trinidad & Tobago: Common Courtesy

“If more people stood up for themselves, less people would take advantage of others. And if less people took advantage of others, you'd probably have a lot less crime”: Trinidadian...

Trinidad & Tobago: Judge & Jury

As the government “seeks to do away with juries and have hearings in front of a judge alone”, Jumbie's Watch comments: “The reason I am doubtful that this is a...

Trinidad & Tobago: Local Rasputin?

Trinidadian blogger Tattoo shares his thoughts on former Opposition Leader Basdeo Panday: “I’m sure of one thing: [he] will never be able to live down the events of last month....

A ‘climate of fear’ at the Thai-Burma border

Between 1.5-2 million Burmese refugees live in Thailand. For many reasons, this young, traumatized population knows little about reproductive health, which underscores the need for peer health educators and improvements...

Cuba: Identifying with Mandela

Cuban diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense reports that “3 Cuban political prisoners this week delivered their congratulations to South African patriarch Nelson Mandela on this month's 20th anniversary of his release...

As Liberia stabilizes, youth begin to talk about sex

As Liberia continues to emerge from its horrific civil war, many fear the combination of extreme poverty and risky sexual decisions will increase the country's HIV/AIDS rate and the number...

St. Lucia, Jamaica: Commonwealth Writers

“The race to win the coveted titles of Best Book and Best First Book in the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize has begun”: St. Lucia's Caribbean Book Blog reports, while Jamaican...

Taiwan: Studying in a doctoral program

Scott Sommers writes about his experience in the first semester of a Ph.D. program at National Taiwan Normal University.

Russia: Threat to dispose of parliamentary chairman

LJ users drugoi and Alymov Aleksandr comment [RUS] on a threat to remove Sergei Mironov, chairman of the Russian parliament's upper chamber, the Federation Council, from office allegedly due to...

Bosnia: Croats call for secessionist referendum?

M. Bozinovich of Serbianna reports on an alleged plan among Bosnian-Croats to have a referendum on secession from Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Japan: For a military base-free Okinawa

TenThousandThings from Kurashi blogs about the weekend rally attended by 6000 people demanding a military base-free Okinawa.

China: Race and racial conflicts

C. Custer from ChinaGeeks interviewed famous Chinese blogger Hecaitou on race issue in China.

Costa Rica: Online Videos add Humor to Presidential Elections

The Costa Rican Presidential elections are this Sunday and through videos, many Costa Ricans are expressing their concerns regarding the candidates and the future of their country through parody and...

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