The prime minister of New Zealand, John Key, has announced that his country is putting forward a candidate for the post of Secretary General of the United Nations: Helen Clark, herself a former prime minister, and also currently head of the United Nations Development Programme.
TECHNO-DESAPARECIDOS Every day huge heaps of electronic gadgets are lost on the back seats of taxis. 54,874mobile phones were left behind in London cabs (32,970 in taxis in Mumbai and 6,440 in Sydney), where, in the second half of 2006, 4,718 handheld devices and 923 USB sticks were also lost. London heads the list for missing laptops too – 3,179 of them; followed by Munich with 355and Mumbai with 349.
Election Monitoring is a world observatory of electoral ballots. A guide that, time after time, will make public the electoral results and strategies of countries to which the western media don’t give a voice. Everything will be accompanied by a summarized report on the socio-economic as well as political conditions of the countries under scrutiny: Hungary, Laos and Solomon Islands.
Despite being a multicultural society with flourishing cities that have a style of their own, Australia features a system of political representation and a polite but caustic style of political debate that remains very much in the spirit of its British motherland. But recent elections revealed a stunning absence of a vision regarding the direction of foreign policy.
The Western Australian desert is home to the Super Pit, one of the largest gold mines in the world. A strange city has grown up around it, with bikiniclad waitresses, brothels to cheer up the lives of the miners and people who come from all corners of the globe searching for top whack salaries.
A year ago it was a country receiving immigrants, rich and prosperous. Now the Irish are emigrating once more, like a century ago. They choose Australia, a rich continent still full of dreams. They are ready for anything in order to survive, even work as a lollypop person holding signs on the street. Mary works on George Street holding a sign that says “Slow down”.