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· July, 2011

Stories about History from July, 2011

Latvia: Arguing the Failed State Case

Juris Kaža of Failed State Latvia? argues why he thinks that Latvia is a failed state lite, and provides historical and socioeconomic reasons for his case.

Ukraine: Survival of the Stolovaya

The Pickle Project discusses a visit at one of the few remaining public stolovayas – soviet style lunch canteens – in Crimean city of Yalta.

Haiti: Revered Flag Maker Dies

Repeating Islands acknowledges the passing of “Silva Joseph, a highly regarded Vodou flag maker…in the tradition of BelAir’s famous flag artists, such as Tibout, Joseph Fortine and Luc Daniel Cedor.”

Puerto Rico: Libraries and Reading

Gil the Jenius puts forward a theory about why “there are no decent libraries on the island”, adding that with the current levels of Internet penetration, “We don't have any...

The Balkans: Trials of Ratko Mladić and Goran Hadžić

At OpenDemocracy.net, Eric Gordy writes on what there is to expect from the upcoming ICTY trials of Ratko Mladić and Goran Hadžić.

Myanmar: Traditional music instruments

htootayzar posts pictures of traditional music instruments from Myanmar.

Cuba: Tired July 26 Celebrations?

Generation Y blogs about this year's celebration of Cuba’s revolutionary holiday.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: The March of Peace

Earlier this month, Sarah Correia of Café Turco took part in the March of Peace (Marš mira), walking some “100 kilometres alongside more than 6 thousand people in tribute to...

Chile: Mapuche Influence in Purén

In Don't Call Me Gringa Emily blogs about Purén, a town in the Araucanía Region, in an area “home to the country’s main indigenous population, the Mapuche”. Emily writes about...

Trinidad & Tobago: Celebrating Emancipation

“Trinidad and Tobago was the first country in the world to commemorate the abolition of slavery with a national observance, and since that time several other countries (mostly in the...

Mexico: The Knights Templar, Violence and Norway

Bloggings by boz points out that the criminal organization the ‘Knights Templar’ is present in Mexico and that “the killer in Norway's shocking massacre last week also considered himself a...

Caribbean: Commonwealth Stories for Online Time Capsule

The Royal Commonwealth Society is creating the world's largest online time capsule in honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and wants regional/Commonwealth bloggers to share their...

St. Lucia: Jacques Compton Dies

Caribbean Book Blog, mourning the death of Saint Lucian author Jacques Compton, says: “The Caribbean has lost another literary and cultural icon.”

Colombia: 201 Years of Independence

As we announced in a recent post, Colombia commemorated its day of independence this past July 20. The Internet, as expected, was the scene of many opinions and events that...

Haiti: Wikileaks & Fr. Jean-Juste

“Father Gerry Jean-Juste, a Haitian priest, was a friend of…mine. For those who follow Haitian politics, the rest of the Father Gerry story is known”: Now, Dying in Haiti republishes...

Cuba: “The Lion of the East” Passes On

Cuban bloggers mourn the passing of Archbishop Emeritus Pedro Meurice Estiu, who died in Miami at the age of 79. Uncommon Sense calls him “a Cuban patriot and a true...

Ukraine: History of a Building

Leigh Turner, British Ambassador to Ukraine, sketches the history of the building in Kiev where the embassy is located.

Romania: Ceaucescu's Repressive Machinery

Nelson Duque at The View East discusses the repressive role of the security service, Securitate, in Ceaucescu's communist Romania.

Hungary: Acquittal of Accused War Criminal

Eva Balogh of Hungarian Spectrum writes about the trial against and acquittal of Sándor Képíró, accused of the 1942 Novi Sad Massacre, in Serbia during World War II.

Cape Verde: Blog Tears Down Statements on Climate Change

“Droughts are a well known fatality in Cape Verde (…) long before CO2 started rising”, argues the blog EcoTretas (EcoBullshit), while tearing down alleged misinformed statements from Al Gore's The...

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