Monthly Archives: July 2009

U.S. National Debt Clock

One scary Web page… http://www.usdebtclock.org/

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Panamanian teens grounded…permanently

The new government has reinstated the 9 pm nationwide curfew for all minors not accompanied by a responsible adult. Not sure what the reaction to such a law would be in Costa Rica or the UK but most people here … Continue reading

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Costa Rica is world’s greenest, happiest country

According to an article in today’s Guardian, Costa Rica “tops index ranking countries by ecological footprint and happiness of their citizens” A rainbow over San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica “Costa Ricans top the list because they report the … Continue reading

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Anyone for a 99?

The new president of Panama was sworn in yesterday. He pledged to keep his three main campaign promises, the first of which was to get tough with criminals. He owns a chain of supermarkets called “Super 99” and one of … Continue reading

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Privatisation has been a train wreck

Britain’s railways and Spain’s appear to be gulfs apart. Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone is right to call for the re-nationalization of the rail network after the latest fiasco (the government has had to bail out one of the … Continue reading

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