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· January, 2010

Stories about History from January, 2010

29 January 2010

Haiti: The Politics of Recovery

The last thing that Haiti needs as it faces the monumental task of recovering from the earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince and its environs on January 12 is a lack of...

Bangladesh: A Trial Ends After 34 Years – Closure At Last?

Bangladesh authorities executed five ex-army officers for their role in the 1975 assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman - the country's independence leader and its first President. Bloggers share their reactions...

Haiti, Poland: “Lost Polish Tribe on Haiti”

Hungary, Slovakia: Open Borders, Assimilation, Nationalism

27 January 2010

Russia: Lyudmila Alexeyeva; “Zhivago's Children”

Australia: An Australia Day of Celebration and Protest

Celebrated on January 26, this year's Australia Day was characterized by an increase of flag-waving patriotism. However, the day was also commemorated with the Great Australian Internet Blackout, where Australians...

26 January 2010

India, Pakistan: Rivals Forever

25 January 2010

Chile: Modern Day Human Rights for the Mapuche

The Museum of Memory in Chile documents human rights abuses during the Pinochet dictatorship. During its inauguration, 2 Mapuche women interrupted President Bachelet's speech, reminding the country that there are...

India: The Dak Harkara

24 January 2010

Egypt: Portraits of Egyptians

Chile: Piñera's Victory Raises Questions About Pinochet's Influence

When Sebastián Piñera was elected Chile's next president on January 17, 2010, many bloggers commented on the relationship between the president-elect and deceased dictator Augusto Pinochet because of public support...

22 January 2010

Hong Kong: A Post-50s Professional in Support of Today's Post-80s

Ukraine: Citizen Media and Political Forecasting

There was no lack of interest in the outcome of the presidential election in Ukraine, and, as a result, the blogosphere was overflowing with political forecasting attempts on the eve...

20 January 2010

Caribbean: Ready for another earthquake?

As stories and images of devastation pour out of Haiti, bloggers elsewhere in the Caribbean wonder if the earthquake-prone region is ready for the next major tremor.