15 July 2010

Stories from 15 July 2010

Paraguay: Tourism Websites for Each Department

  15 July 2010

The blog Camino al Paraguay lists [es] the travel and tourism websites of all the departments of Paraguay; each website provides important information for those who want to explore what that specific department has to offer.

Venezuela: Documents Reveal US Funding to Venezuelan Media

  15 July 2010

Eva Golinger writes: “US State Department documents declassified under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) evidence more than $4 million USD in funding to journalists and private media in Venezuela during the last three years. This funding is part of the more than $40 million USD international agencies are investing...

Argentina: Senate Approves Equal Marriage

  15 July 2010

The Argentinean Senate sanctioned a law that establishes equal rights to marry, without discriminating between heterosexual and homosexual couples, and with the same rights to adoption, among other issues. With this measure, Argentina becomes the first Latin American country to allow same-sex marriage.

Brazil: Death of an Old and Brave Newspaper

  15 July 2010

Brizola Neto says that one of the oldest Brazilian newspapers, Jornal do Brasil (JB) will cease its printed version and will only run online. The blogger adds that the almost-120-years-old newspaper was a brave opponent to the Brazilian dictatorship (1964-1985) and its disappearance will leave a gap in Rio de...

India: Rupee Gets A New Symbol

  15 July 2010

The Indian Rupee has now got a symbol and Aditya at Scribbler.in thinks that its a move forward. Soumyadip at Cutting The Chai informs that Rupee became a top trending topic on Twitter today.

Vietnam: Flood in Hanoi

  15 July 2010

Dan shares his experience during a recent flooding in Hanoi, Vietnam. Pictures of the flood are uploaded in VN Express.

Singaporeans hate mega churches?

  15 July 2010

Blogger Irreligious tries to understand why some people in Singapore are skeptical about the rise of mega churches or church groups with large congregations

Xenophobic Singapore?

  15 July 2010

In a blogpost titled Xenophobic Singapore, blogger Freak Thoughts traces the history of the city state to remind Singaporeans not to discriminate against Chinese immigrants.

Singapore: Political film removed from youtube

  15 July 2010

Martyn See was ordered by Singapore's Media Development Authority to remove the political film he uploaded on youtube. The film was banned by the government but Singaporean netizens have already widely distributed it in many sites.

Africa: Medical Investments in East Africa

  15 July 2010

Bankelele discusses medical investments in East Africa: “Kenya and the region’s population has been steadily growing (good or bad thing?) and with more people accessing formal medical care would that not be a growth opportunity?”

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