Month: July 2018

Nicaragua

Nicaragua lives down to its bad name   The Dweller’s Guide To The Planet disqualified Nicaragua as a bad regime. This is what the entry had to say: “The Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega was elected President in 2006. He has been there ever since. He persuaded the National Assembly to change the constitution in 2014 …

Spain

  Franco’s grave. Should it be removed or let be? Because of questions over Catalan and judicial impartiality The Dweller’s Guide To The Planet classes Spain’s regime as not quite bad enough to disqualify it but as not quite good enough to count as entirely free and fair. Now the new Socialist government plans to …

Ethiopia

At the beginning of July The Dweller’s Guide To The Planet didn’t have anything very good to say about Ethiopia. This is from the entry: “The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has been in power since 1991 and holds every seat in Parliament. There were pretend elections in 2015, but it was hardly worth …

Just Because You’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean They’re Not All Out To Get You, Mr Erdogan

If you’re thinking of living in Turkey… It seems Fethullah Gulan is not the only ‘cult leader’ the Turkish president is afraid of. Yesterday, Turkish police arrested around 200 followers of Adnan Oktar, an Islamic creationist and TV evangelist best known for his entourage of glamorous women with too few clothes on who he refers …