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2 July 2010

Stories from 2 July 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: More Than She Can Chew?

Plain Talk is unhappy with the recent actions of T&T's new Attorney General, as well as the Prime Minister's decision to appoint Jack Warner as Acting PM: “One cannot help...

Barbados, Cuba: Watching World Cup

Bajan Global Report and Havana Times have World Cup Football fever.

India: Modern Hindi Poetry

Amardeep at Sepia Mutiny writes about the new Hindi poetry movement and posts translations of some poems.

Jamaica: Controversial Statements

Girl With A Purpose reports on further fallout from the extradition of alleged drug don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

Cuba: Twitter Plea

After the Archbishop of Havana receives a Twitter request from a Cuban hunger striker's mother to help save her son's life, Uncommon Sense says: “The cardinal might want break his...

Bermuda: The Crime Question

“Each step – if not aggressively countered by law enforcement and successful prosecution – will lead to wider gun use”: Vexed Bermoothes blogs about the potential fallout from rising crime.

Pakistan: Its About Democracy

Faheem Haider talks about the conflict between democratic decision-making and representative government in Pakistan.

East Timor: Collection of Pictures including Military Aircraft Carrier

Alex Castro posts a selection of photos from daily life in East Timor, including some featuring the American aircraft carrier, USS Peleliu, docked off coast in front of the Government...

Pakistan: Suicidal Attacks In A Lahore Shrine

Hasan Mubarak at Lahore Metblogs comments on the suicide bomb blasts at the shrine of Hazrat Data Gunj Baksh in Lahore: “an attack on this very symbol of harmony, humanity...

Mozambique: Rapper Takes a Stand on Homosexuality

In a post titled Gayism is sinful[pt], Mozambican rapper Azagaia takes a stand on homosexuality: he defends “equal rights and opportunities for all Men. (…) No matter which sexual orientation”....

Macedonia: Ten Steps for Running a Banana Republic

Kopach, a columnist for the independent portal Okno.mk, published a list entitled "10 Ways to Run a Banana State" which received much attention among social media users from Macedonia.

Pakistan: Balochistan – A Ticking Bomb

Balochistan, the largest province of Pakistan, has been a hotbed of anarchy. The central government has long persecuted Balochis for their nationalist sentiments and repressive policies have led to frequent...

Ukraine: #KyivRain Photos

Heavy rains cause flooding in some of Kyiv's neighborhoods. Twitter hashtag is #kyivrain (RUS, UKR); photos by @mrija – here, here, here and here; by @woofer_kyyiv – here; by @meua...

Ghana: The Black Stars on the brink of making history

Ghana, Africa's only hope in 2010 FIFA World Cup, faces Uruguay today. African bloggers hope that the Black Stars of Ghana will not let Africa down.

Taiwan: Criticism on the new version of the Presidential Office website

Tai compares the website of the White House and the new version of the Taiwanese Presidential Office website that costs 7,000,000 TWD (217060 USD) to rebuild(zht). Although most criticism online...

D. R. of Congo: Independence Cha Cha

The Democratic Republic of Congo is celebrating the 50th anniversary of independence from Belgian rule. As the state proudly wheeled out some expensive new military hardware for the delectation of...

Brazil: Football and Patriotism During the World Cup

Many bloggers in Brazil have criticized the seasonal wave of patriotism taking place during the World Cup. For some, patriotism is the face of fascist ideologies, while for others the...

China: Being lazy

Maryannodonnell explains the cultural meaning of “being lazy” in Chinese.

Togo: Women and Adolescents Embrace Technology for Development

On June 17th, the third panafrican conference on best practices in ICT in francophone Africa opened in Ouagadougou. The Togolese blogosphere is embracing the potential of information technology for development,...

Chile: Bielsa and Piñera, When Football Meets Politics

Marcelo Bielsa has become much more than a football coach in Chile; he is often admired for his statements, and the media frequently deem his opinions headline worthy. But recently,...

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