6 August 2010

Stories from 6 August 2010

Peru: Markarián Hired to Lead National Football Team

  6 August 2010

The Peruvian Football Federation recently hired Uruguayan coach Sergio Markarián to lead the national team towards the goal of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. Markarían's nickname is the "Magician" and many think that it will take magic to turn the team's fortunes around.

El Salvador: The Beatification Cause of Archbishop Romero

  6 August 2010

From El Salvador, the bilingual blog Super Martyrio [en/es] has been maintained by Polycarpio and provides “the inside track on the beatification cause of Archbishop Romero,” who was assassinated in 1980. Many of his followers are calling on the Roman Catholic Church to make him a saint.

Serbia: Digital School Project

  6 August 2010

Danica Radovanovic writes about Digital School, a state-funded project that would allow to set up digital classrooms in Serbia's primary schools, and discusses some of the challenges that need to be addressed for the project to succeed.

Pakistan: Stereotyping Hindus

  6 August 2010

The blogger at The life and times of two Indians in Pakistan blog writes about some incidents of stereotyping of Pakistani Hindus as either Indian or Kaafir (infidel) and she was overwhelmed when some Pakistanis protested this treatment.

Nepal: Bloggers Meet Online

  6 August 2010

Pradeep Kumar Singh informs that Dautari, a Nepali bloggers group is organizing an online meetup for Nepali bloggers on Saturday, the 7th of August, 2010.

Guatemala: The Ruins of La Recolección

  6 August 2010

Rudy Girón has published images of the ruins of La Recolección, which stand untouched in Antigua, Guatemala as a testament of the 1773 earthquake the struck the country and remain as a sort of “time capsule.”

Haiti: Wyclef & the Presidency

  6 August 2010

As Wyclef Jean announces his bid for the Haitian presidency, The Haitian Blogger comments: “The man is not qualified for the office. Number one, his candidacy violates the Haitian Constitution.”

Anguilla: Freedom of Information

  6 August 2010

Corruption-free Anguilla thinks that the Freedom of Information Act is an essential tool in helping governments be transparent, adding: “It is long overdue in Anguilla.”

Jamaica: Independence Day

  6 August 2010

“Jamaica jumps to life with music and dancing as the island commemorates the anniversary of its independence, which took place in 1962″: Repeating Islands blogs about today's Independence Day festivities.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Politics of Flooding

  6 August 2010

KnowTnT.com says that the country's recent floods, “while partly falling under ‘Act of God’ because of the rains, [are] largely government inspired”, while B.C. Pires, tongue in cheek, suggests ways in which “to profit from the floods we can't stop.”

Jamaica: New Politics?

  6 August 2010

Girl With a Purpose reports on the formation of a new political party: “…its name?: New Nation Coalition. It's based on Christian principles and promotes justice, peace and prosperity amongst Jamaicans.”

Hong Kong: Cop-slapper

  6 August 2010

Webb explains a recent cop-slapper scandal in Hong Kong. A woman cop-slapper with good family background received a 8000 dollar fine in her third conviction, while in another similar case, a guy was put into jail in his frist conviction.

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