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Archive for October, 2008

The Day of the Dead »

Ecuadorians did not used to celebrate Halloween, until a couple of years ago when consumerism brought this foreign holiday to our cities. Now it is common to see that young people go out to go to parties for Halloween, but this is really just another excuse to get together and drink. No trick or treat!

Japanese people do wear costumes for Halloween. »

Usually Halloween is such a big day for firms. They are busy trying to create “the special goods” which are only sold in a certain period of time.

Wine Festival in Moldova »

Hi! My name is Vladimir. I come from Moldova. Have you ever heard about this country? Of course, if you visit and read World News Blog.

Halloween in Chile???? »

Just a few years ago that Chilean people started celebrating Halloween. This is not a special date for us; only the children go out and nock on the doors around theirs neighborhoods asking for some candy.

Celebrating Halloween »

This is going to be the first time I’m going to celebrate Halloween since it’s the first time I’m in the USA for this part of the year. This Irish tradition is only celebrated in some of the English spoken countries, but since it is celebrated in the US it is world famous. But in […]

Halloween in France »

Halloween is on its way, let’s talk about what it represents in France. Halloween in France is rather controversial, due to the fact that it is not a typical French holiday and some people still do not understand what is being celebrated.

Halloween in Germany »

Halloween wasn’t popular in Germany until the early 90s. These days, however, shop windows are filled with plastic merchandise many weeks before. Carving pumpkins has become more and more popular, but Halloween is not an official German holiday.

a Chinese ghost movie »

Although there is no Halloween in China, we have many ghost related stories. I’d like to introduce a new Chinese movie named “Painted Skin.” It is a ghost movie, but also a love story. It was adapted from a famous folk story from China.

Halloween Controversy in Russia »

Hallows Eve in Russia – more of controversy and less of a masquerade than it should be. What justification do opponents of this Western tradition use?

A country deserves the leaders that they have. »

Ecuador, a small, oil-producing country in the Andean region of South America, has experienced ten years of political and economic instability. On January 15, 2007, Rafael Correa, a left-leaning, U.S.-trained economist, was inaugurated to a four-year presidential term, becoming the country’s eighth president in ten years.

Financial Crisis in France »

Hi everyone, Let’s talk a bit about the financial crisis which is hitting France too! When I talk to my relatives back home, they all seem very worried about what’s going on at the moment. Some banks went bankrupt and everyone is scared about their money.

Investment boom in Moldova »

It’s amazing that in the conditions of the global economic crisis one can still find such kind of news :). The amount of direct investments in my home country increased 40% compared to the last year amount. Check this out:

The issue of wasting food in Japan »

I’d like to introduce Second Harvest Japan—–the 1st food bank in Japan. This firm was actually started by an American navy officer, Charles McJilton, who was studying in Japan and graduated from Jyochi Daigaku (Sophia University). There are two youtube videos about this food bank company in the link below.

The Crisis Bypassing Central and Eastern Europe? »

The financial crisis and especially the struggle of the banking sector is not hitting Central and Eastern Europe as hard as some have expected.

Economic crises in the US and globally »

In this article I am going to give the reader a wide range of news of how the economic crisis in the USA is shown in the rest of the world and how it affects the other stock exchanges in other countries.

Germans scared about their money in Iceland »

Germans scared about their money in Iceland According to WELT ONLINE, over 30,000 Germans are currently scared about money they have in accounts with Iceland’s largest bank Kaupthing Edge, after they were unable to access their accounts via online banking.

Chilean Economy today »

Inflation is the principal economic issue that Chile has to face up to at this moment and the development of the worldwide financial crisis has increased Chilean and international uncertainty towards the future.