9 September 2010

Stories from 9 September 2010

Peru: Controversy Over Legislative Decree 1097 and Human Rights

  9 September 2010

The enactment of Legislative Decree 1097 by the Executive led to a wave of criticism; Human Rights advocates claim that members of death squads currently in prison and high-level officials on trial or convicted for violating Human Rights could benefit from the decree. Bloggers also shared their opinion.

South Korea: Number One Suicide Country

  9 September 2010

Suicide is South Korea's chronic disease- celebrities, businessmen and even the former President is believed to have committed suicide. A study by Korea Statistics shows that the suicide rate has increased by almost 20 percent, placing Korea as the top suicide country between the age 20 to 30, Korea's YTN[kr]...

Bangladesh: Koran Burning Is Unchristian

  9 September 2010

Bangladeshi blogger Jerome D'Costa opines that Pastor Terry Jones and the Florida Church's Koran burning program is unchristian and immature and this will adversely affect the Christian minorities across the world.

Cuba: Change the Model

  9 September 2010

Of Fidel Castro's admission during an interview that the Cuban economic model doesn't work, Along the Malecon says: “Most of 11 million Cubans endure great economic hardship because the Cuban economy does not work. Castro should not only acknowledge that, as he evidently did, he should take bold steps to...

Bahamas: Cemetery Solution?

  9 September 2010

Jerome Pinder at Weblog Bahamas proposes a solution to the decaying state of the country's cemeteries: “I would suggest that we put…prisoners on Chain Gangs and have them keep our Cemeteries clean. And while they are at it, they could clean our streets, parks, playgrounds, and give Bay Street a...

Trinidad & Tobago: Love vs. Hate

  9 September 2010

KnowTnT.com says of the U.S. pastor who intends to burn the Quran on September 11: “Let us get to the real heart of this matter, which is not about God's love but about MAN'S HATE. I hope that everyone out there will listen when I say God's love will NEVER...

Cuba: Our Lady's Birthday

  9 September 2010

“Yesterday, many Guantanamo residents and Cubans in general celebrated the nativity of Our Lady of Charity (Caridad del Cobre), the mother and patron saint of Cuba since 1916″: Havana Times reports.

Jamaica: Dudus’ Date

  9 September 2010

YardFlex.com and Girl with A Purpose report on alleged drug don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke's next scheduled Manhattan court date.

Taiwan Without Petrochemical Industry…

  9 September 2010

What would have happened had petrochemical industry ceased to exist in Taiwan? The Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) under Taiwan's Ministry of Economical Affairs has tried hard to convince Taiwanese citizens that if Taiwan does not build more petrochemical industrial plants, its economy will collapse and people will suffer.

Guinea Bissau: Reconstructing the Puzzle of Colonial War Memory

  9 September 2010

Collective blog Luis Graça & Camaradas da Guiné [pt] brings together an impressive collection of stories focusing on the experience of the colonial war that lasted from 1963 to 1974. According to the editor, Luis Graça, the blog aims to help ex-combatants, both from Portugal and Guinea Bissau, “to reconstruct...

Cape Verde: Six Cities Become Twenty Four

  9 September 2010

Net-citizens from Cape Verde have been discussing the recent decision made by the Government to promote eighteen former towns and villages to cities, leading to a total of twenty four. In question is the lack of infrastructures: reportedly, some of the new cities don't have water supply or even streets....

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