14 July 2010

Stories from 14 July 2010

Venezuela: Actress Carolina Riveros Wins Award in France

  14 July 2010

Blogacine, a Venezuelan blog about film, reports [es] that Carolina Riveros, a young Venezuelan actress, has just won one of the awards for best actress at the Second Festival Internacional de Cinema Latin du Pays de Caux [fr], in Saint-Valery-en-Caux, France. She was recognized for her work in the Venezuelan...

Equatorial Guinea: Portuguese as its Third Official Language

  14 July 2010

An online petition [pt] against the entry of Equatorial Guinea to the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) has been launched by Portuguese and Mozambican organizations. Brazil and São Tomé & Príncipe [pt] support President Obiang intentions. In case the country is accepted, Portuguese will become its third official language...

Malawi: Barcamp Malawi 2010

  14 July 2010

Clement Nyirend writes about BarCamp Malawi 2010: “Malawian geeks will hold their first ever barcamp at Sunbird Capital Hotel, Lilongwe, Malawi, on 17th and 18th July, 2010.”

South Africa: Writers record their work for Internet

  14 July 2010

“Four South African writers recorded their prose stories for the internet during the National Arts Festival. This was the final part of the CityBooks project focussing on Grahamstown and organised by the Dutch/Flemish organisation deBuren,” cueTV blog reports from Grahamstown, South Africa.

Borneo Island: Uniting bloggers through Borneo Colours

  14 July 2010

Borneo Colours is a website that links bloggers from Brunei, Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan (Malaysia) and Kalimantan (Indonesia) which are all located in the island of Borneo. It's a platform for the bloggers in this region to network and create greater understanding about their neighbours.

Brazil: High Index on Work Stress

  14 July 2010

A recent survey by Isma Brazil (International Stress Management Association) reveals that 30% of the economically active population of Brazil has already reached a burn out point at work, coming in just behind Japan. The reasons presented are long journeys, fear of dismissal and absence of a balance between effort...

U.S.V.I.: Teen Killed

  14 July 2010

Live De Life is saddened by an incident in which “a 14 year old tourist visiting on a Carnival cruise ship was killed from crossfire between two criminals” in St. Thomas.

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival & Social Media

  14 July 2010

“The Carnival Band that makes the creates the most noise (read social chatter) gets the most attention”: Trinidad Carnival Diary says that using social media may translate into gaining an edge on the Carnival competition.

Cuba: Biscet Stays

  14 July 2010

“Oscar Elias Biscet, perhaps the best-known political prisoner in the Cuban gulag, has refused to take exile in Spain as a condition of his release from prison”: Uncommon Sense reports.

Brazil: Afro-Brazilian Claims to Affirmative Action Denied

  14 July 2010

After nearly a decade discussing the Racial Equality Statute, last month the Brazilian senate finally approved it. Out of the document are the most controversial demands from Afro-Brazilian movements: a quota system of affirmative action in both education and the job market.

Bermuda: Fiscal Legacy

  14 July 2010

“So, it’s official. Government is trying to raise a half billion dollars in debt to cover their ‘spending addiction'”: Vexed Bermoothes is not pleased with the legacy of the present government.

Afghanistan: Graft and bribes are endemic

Nick Fielding reviews a new report on corruption by Integrity Watch Afghanistan. Based on interviews with 6,500 people, the survey assesses the impact of corruption, the trust in state and non-state institutions, international anti-corruption efforts and the links between corruption and insurgency.

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