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· January, 2010

Stories about Food from January, 2010

Haiti: Damage in Surrounding Areas

  27 January 2010

how can they hear takes a trip to Leogane and posts photos of the damage, saying: “The truth is that people need to see that Leogane and the surrounding areas need help. We still have families buried underneath the rubble here”, while Ellen in Haiti crunches some numbers: “It says...

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: On the Ground

  27 January 2010

“You try to get around as much as you can, but in the end you’ll see only a tiny fraction of the whole, and perhaps understand or read accurately only a fraction of that”: Caribbean Free Radio blogs from Port-au-Prince.

Barbados, U.S.A., Haiti: Business as Usual?

  19 January 2010

Barbados Free Press harshly criticizes a cruise line for proceeding with business as usual in the midst of disaster as its passengers “continue to enjoy themselves at the ‘five pristine beaches’ leased from the Haitian government.”

Chile: Emapanadas of Con Cón

  17 January 2010

In Chile, Pancho Araya of Santiago en Picada [es] recommends the empanadas of Con Cón, which are filled with cheese and various fillings, including oysters.

Guatemala: The Jocote de Corona Fruit in Comapa

  11 January 2010

Professor Luis Ernesto Grijalva created a blog [es] to showcase the municipality of Comapa in the Guatemalan Orient. In this entry, he shares information about the “Jocote de Corona,” which is small fruit collected as winter arrives.

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Mozambique: Demise of a massive biofuels project

  6 January 2010

In late December, the Council of Ministers of Mozambique made a significant announcement. A 30,000ha land concession to biofuels firm Procana had been revoked. The case of the Procana project, on a massive area bordering on the cross-border Limpopo National Park, was polemic from the beginning in 2007.

Trinidad & Tobago: Attillah in Manningland

  4 January 2010

“I am glad I came to see what is inside these walls. Being inside makes me feel even more of an outsider in this PNM black elite universe”: Thanks to an unlikely cocktail party invitation, Trinidadian blogger and activist Attillah Springer ventures down the rabbit hole, right into the Prime...

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