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· February, 2010

Stories about History from February, 2010

Nepal: Photos Of Old Kathmandu

Going Global posts some pictures of the old town of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.

Chile: The Legacy of the 1960 Earthquake in Valdivia

Fifty years ago, the strongest earthquake ever recorded in history rocked the city of Valdivia, Chile. The legacy that the earthquake has had on Chile's history was on the minds...

Trinidad & Tobago: New Opposition Leader

“Kamla Persad-Bissessar will take her seat today in the Red House in Port-of-Spain as Trinidad & Tobago’s first female Oppostion Leader”: Islandista and Trinidad and Tobago News Blog weigh in.

Americas: International Mother Language Day

February 21 marked International Mother Language Day promoted by UNESCO. It was a time in the Americas to reflect on the use of Spanish, as well as the importance of...

Slovenia: Tribute to Janez Drnovšek

Two years after the death of former Slovenian president Janez Drnovšek, Sleeping With Pengovsky observes that “most of the nation is on the prowl against any sort of deviation from...

Montenegro: The Language Issue

“Not content to watch Serbia and Croatia fight it out over Serbo-Croatian, Montenegro now wants its own language,” Eternal Remont reports.

Poland: “Plenty of Money”

“Years ago, when the inflation in Poland was in triple figures, we were all multi-millionaires,” writes the POLSKI blog and links to a Flickr set of photos of the Polish...

Puerto Rico: Artifacts Seized

The Voice of the Taino People Online notes that “the French authorities confiscated a piece of the Taino culture valued as high as one million euros…”

Ukraine, Russia: The Plight of Chekhov's Yalta Museum

Rosamund Bartlett, Anton Chekhov's English biographer and director of the Anton Chekhov Foundation, writes about the plight of Chekhov's house-museum in Yalta, Crimea, at OpenDemocracy.net.

Slovenia: Carnival in Ptuj

Adventures in Wheelville posts pictures and video and writes about the carnival in Ptuj: “The carnival was a good time like a mini Mardi Gras and it gave me hope...

Estonia: Lessons of the Ukrainian Election

Itching for Eestimaa writes that “the underwhelming victory of Viktor Yanukovich over Yulia Tymoshenko last week has caused all sorts of soul searching in Estonia and, in general, the West”:...

EU, Greece: Greek PM Parody

Greater Surbiton mocks the the Greek prime minister's comment on the EU-Greek relationship in the time of financial crisis.

The Balkans, Italy: Berlusconi's “Albanian Girls” Comment; Doctored Photo

Balkan Travellers re-posts a Balkan Insight piece about the Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi's comment that “his country would accept only pretty Albanian girls as immigrants.” Belgraded writes about the photoshopped...

Kenya: Walk Thru Black History Month in Nairobi

Walk Thru Black History Month will take place in Nairobi on February 27, 2010: “To honor Black History Month 2010, Paa Ya Paa has invited two distinguished African-American scholars from...

Macedonia: Official Website of Skopje Old Bazaar

Archaeological Diary informs [MKD] about the opening of the official website [MKD] for governmental Program for Revitalization of the Old Bazaar in Skopje, one of the most significant cultural treasures...

Ada Lovelace Day 2010

Ada Lovelace Day is an international initiative striving to increase content about achievements of women in technology and science, named after the world's first programmer Augusta Ada King, Countess of...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: R.I.P. Rex

Both Labrish and Repeating Islands republish The New York Times’ obituary on the late Jamaican educator and choreographer, Rex Nettleford.

Bahamas, Haiti: Migration Debate

“The level of ignorance, fear and hate-mongering surrounding the Haitian migration to the Bahamas is astounding – especially when one considers the fact that Africans living in Haiti achieved the...

Cuba: Educational Autonomy

“In these two years since Raul Castro came to power, expulsions for ideological reasons have continued – and are on an upward course – in the centers of higher education”:...

Cambodia: “Please don't walk through the mass grave”

Anne Elizabeth Moore posts a picture of a signpost from Cambodia which reads: “Please don't walk through the mass grave”

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