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18 December 2010

Stories from 18 December 2010

Guatemala: Buñuelos, Comfort Food for December

AntiguaDailyPhoto explains: “Guatemalan buñuelos are kind like round French toast and they are served with a lot hot syrup made from water, sugar, anís (anise), cinnamon sticks, all-spice just to...

Pakistan: Debating Blasphemy Cases

An interesting conversation is underway at All Things Pakistan where Adil Najam expressed his concern that the arrest of Dr. Naushad Valiyani on charges of blasphemy was nothing if not...

India: Churches in Kerala

In A Travel Blog of an Indian Backpacker, blogger & travel writer Lakshmi shares some interesting photographs of various churches in Kerala, India.

Puerto Rico: The Politization of the Supreme Court

Law professor and blogger Hiram Meléndez Juarbe analyzes the institutional crisis the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico [es] is facing, and its recent decision to restrict the space and place...

Cuba: Mariela Castro Espín on LGBT Rights

Vladia comments [es] on Mariela Castro Espin's –director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education, and daughter of President Raúl Castro– opinions and analysis on the future of LGBT...

Cuba: Ten Most Read Journalism Blogs

Yohandry lists the ten most read blogs of journalists [es] in Cuba, according to the national Center of Information for the Press.

Dominican Republic: 4% for Education

Blogger and journalist María Isabel Soldevila supports the grassroots campaign [es] that is demanding the government to  invest 4% of the national budget in education.

Dominican Republic: Two Bodegas

The Dominican blogger from the diaspora, Dino Bonao, writes about the two bodegas [es] close to his apartment in New York City.

Dominican Republic: Wikileaks cables released

The ex ambassador of the United States in the Dominican Republic, Robert Fannin, said two ex Dominican public officers were “corrupt,” as stated in one of the 1600 cables released...

Dominican Republic: Fifteen Online Projects

Blogger Joan Guerrero comments on 15 online projects [es] that appeared in the Dominican web in 2010.

Thailand: ‘Cyber Scout’ training

Saksith Saiyasombut reviews Thailand's ‘Cyber Scout’ training programme which aims to form a network of volunteers to monitor any “threat to national security” in the internet and “to defend and...

Côte d'Ivoire: Lessons for Africa

Africans can learn from the political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire, says Salisu Suleiman:"The most important message must be that there are no perfect democracies anywhere in the world. Even Western...

Brazil: Indigenous communities reflect on using the internet

For the first time ever, delegates of 16 indigenous communities from all over the country gathered together to discuss a subject of utmost importance: the Internet, and how to use...

Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim suspended from Parliament

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was suspended from the Parliament for six months for linking Prime Minister Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia concept to that of ‘One Israel’. Bloggers discuss the impact...

Taiwan: Controversy over history

At The China Beat Paul Katz writes about the controversy that erupted over an online poll to find the most influential figures in the hundred years of the Republic of...

Ukraine: Blood in the Parliament

On Dec. 16, a fierce fight broke out in the Ukrainian Parliament, sending at least four lawmakers to the hospital with injuries of various degrees of severity. Tetyana Bohdanova reviews...

Kosovo, Serbia: Kosovo's PM Accused of Human Organ Trade

Allegations of Kosovo leadership's wartime involvement in the trafficking of human organs were first made public in 2008 - and have re-surfaced now, in a report prepared by a Council...

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