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· July, 2010

Stories about History from July, 2010

Vietnam: Agent Orange at Danang Airbase

Thuy Vu of Vietnam Reporting Project visited the Danang Airbase where Agent Orange was stored. Agent Orange is the highly toxic herbicide used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam...

Philippine Cartography

Torn and Frayed in Manila blogs about a book on maps of the Philippines by Carlos Quirino.

Philippines: Santa Rosa City Photos

FILIPINO eSCRIBBLES posts more than a dozen pictures of the church, old houses, and other historical sites of the Philippine city of Santa Rosa.

Trinidad & Tobago: Up Paramin Way

“This village is stunning – the scenery, the variety of panoramic views, and even the crops on the steep hillside are mesmerising”: MEP Caribbean Publishers visits the village of Paramin,...

Peru: Songs to Celebrate the Independence

On July 28 and 29 Peruvians celebrated their independence festivities. Juan Arellano from Globalizado published a post [es] with a song that seems to summarize what being Peruvian is all...

Hungary: Poet Endre Ady

Hungarian Spectrum writes about Endre Ady (1877-1919), “one of the most famous Hungarian poets.”

Russia: Interview With ‘A Good Treaty’ Russia Blogger

Sublime Oblivion interviews the author of A Good Treaty blog, continuing the Watching the Russia Watchers interview series that was launched by Andy Young of Siberian Light.

Poland: Coats of Arms

Polish cities’ coats of arms competition – at Polandian.

Serbia, Kosovo: Another View on ICJ's Ruling

The Greater Surbiton writes that “the ICJ’s ruling on Kosovo sets a precedent that is dangerous only for tyrants and ethnic cleansers.” (More views are here and here.)

Serbia: “Punishing ‘Bad Culture'”

Belgraded writes about a 1980s Serbian pop star's idea to introduce “extra taxes for authors of those works of media that fall under the category of ‘kitsch‘.”

The Balkans: Regional Lottery vs Nationalism

Belgraded writes about the planned revival of “the one big regional lottery” in the former Yugoslavia and does not “miss the opportunity to point out just how stupid nationalism is.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Eating for Emancipation

TriniGourmet.com posts some ideas for a mouth-watering menu that honours the spirit of Emancipation Day.

Nigeria: 50 years of hopelessness

Adeola writes about Nigerias “50 years of hopelessness”: “We have complained that it is morally wrong for Nigeria to celebrate the 50th year anniversary in an ostentatious manner because of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Missed It

Ever wondered how to miss a coup? Caribbean Free Radio knows first-hand.

Ukraine: “Food Nostalgia”

The Pickle Project writes about the post-Soviet ““nostalgia cuisine” and the Ukrainian Puzata Khata chain restaurant.

Serbia: Belgrade's “Many Patches”

NikiBGD of Life in Retro(bel)grade lists things she loves and dislikes about Belgrade: “I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again – Belgrade is at least 16 cities in one.”

Trinidad & Tobago: 20 Years Later

“For twenty years, successive governments ignored calls from citizens both prominent and ordinary for a formal probe”: On the anniversary of the 1990 attempted coup d'etat, The Caribbean Review of...

Algeria: The Origins of the Berbers

Where did the Berbers originate from? Algerian linguist Lameen Souag attempts an answer here. Please read the comments too.

Syria: Mariya continues her story-telling

From Syria, Mariya enchants her readers with another story on history, love and relationships, which she will post in series. This is the first part.

Chile: Controversy Over Pardon Proposal by Catholic Church

The Chilean Catholic Church has announced a proposal regarding the need to pardon certain people convicted of crimes on humanitarian grounds. The proposal has sparked debate on the Chilean blogosphere,...

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