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Capital hospitality index

Forbes has released their capital hospitality index. Interactive fluorescent maps included. Chile and Latvia lead the developing countries; Laos and Haiti bring up the rear. Via Jewels in the Jungle.

Reading books fights police corruption?

In their struggle to keep poorly paid officers on the right side of the law Neza’s authorities are employing an unlikely weapon: literature. Earlier this year the municipal president, Luis Sanchez, launched an initiative aimed at making Neza’s policemen better citizens. One of its cornerstones is to stimulate reading among them. Although book groups and programmes to encourage reading in jails are not uncommon, this is one of the rare schemes aimed at the people in charge of law enforcement.

Non-profit blog exchange

We currently have 71 blogs listed in the Nonprofit Blog Exchange. Even though there are 71 blogs, only about 30 of them are blogs for nonprofit organizations. We would like to reach 150 blogs by the end of March. Have you added your nonprofit to the Nonprofit Blog Exchange yet?

Business and development tomorrow

The WBCSD Tomorrow’s Leaders group has launched a new report, ‘From Challenge to Opportunity’. They argue that companies able to tackle issues such as poverty, climate change and population shifts are those most likely to succeed in the future. They also claim that large-scale business action on sustainable development will only be effective if it is also profitable.

Oil in Belize

Belize is the newest exporter of oil to the United States, a development that is starting to upend this small country of 280,000 people… [Despite] the formation in December of a government petroleum advisory board, there is considerable skepticism throughout Belize that the country can develop its oil resources without the corruption and environmental damage that afflict other poor oil-producing countries.