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· July, 2010

Stories about History from July, 2010

Bahamas: Race & History

“If…young Bahamians imagine that they can take their twenty-first century notions of black and white and translate them into what they may one day read about the history of this...

Cuba: July 26

Cuban bloggers have their say about the observance of the July 26th anniversary of the military action that began the Cuban Revolution.

Serbia: ICJ Rules Kosovo’s Independence Legal

On July 22, the International Court of Justice ruled that the declaration of independence of Kosovo did not violate international law. Sinisa Boljanovic reviews Serbian bloggers' reactions to the ruling.

Iran: Bloggers remember Shamlou

Several bloggers wrote about Ahmad Shamlou‘s 10th anniversary. Shamlou was probabaly the most influential poet in modern Iran. VatanParast, Iranian blogger, quotes [fa] Shamlou: “underdeveloped countries are like people who...

Angola: Coins Gleaming Again

Last May the National Bank of Angola brought into circulation kwanza coins again. In a country where the population uses US Dollars along with Kwanza in the daily life, people...

Haiti: How to Report

For foreign journalists wondering how to write about Haiti, Mediahacker has written a “handy guide”.

Cuba: Capitol stories

Generation Y writes that the historic Capitol building in Havana “has suffered the fate of the castigated” and hopes that it “will become — one day — the site of...

Bahamas: on “race”

“Please. Don’t call me white.” Nicolette Bethel writes about the intricacies of race, history and politics in the Bahamas. “The ‘race’ that has historical significance and the ‘race’ that we...

Egypt: Television's 50th Anniversary

Today is the Egyptian television's 50th anniversary, and Zeinobia wrote a post in her blog on this occasion.

Trinidad & Tobago: Colourful

“The rich and various colours of our people are one of the things I like about this place. We are not homogenous”: Lisa Allen-Agostini is colour conscious.

Myanmar: Martyr's Day celebration 2010

An opposition booklet poem was distributed by dissident groups inside Myanmar to mark the annual celebration of the Martyr's Day. The event commemorates the 1947 assassination of independence leaders.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines: happy birthday, Mandela

“When I was ten years old, I like the rest of the world watched Nelson Mandela walk to freedom,” writes Abeni, sharing her thoughts on the 92nd birthday of the...

Colombia: Twitter Reactions to the Colombian Bicentennial and its Google Doodle

On July 20, Colombia celebrates 200 years of the declaration of independence and the start of the wars which ended August 7, 1819, when the then New Granada achieved its...

Colombia: Critical Views on the Bicentennial

The 200 years of the Colombian independence is the subject of posts by Jaime Restrepo on Atrabilioso [es], who criticizes the common stereotypes about Colombians and their urge to “get...

Russia: Putting a foreigner on Russia's throne

LJ user kanalya78 proposes [RUS] that, judging from historical experience, one should try to import a foreigner to rule Russia, as they arguably have done better for the country than...

Hungary: Royal castle in history

BudapestZIN posts historical video footage from the Buda Royal castle.

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Thoughts on the ‘other’

Global Chaos makes a guest post on Armenia-Azerbaijan relations in the context of the still unresolved conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh as part of a series of...

Slovakia: Hungarian School Trips

Tibor Blazko compiles Slovak netizens' reactions to a new Hungarian law that would bring Hungarian schoolchildren to parts of the neighboring countries that in the past belonged to Hungary.

Russia: Memorial memento

LJ user shoorman notes [RUS] that the liberal St. Petersburg Yabloko youth organization has beaten the region's communists to placing a memorial placard to a local communist on a building...

Guinea: Awaiting the Second Round of the Elections Amidst Fraud Allegations

A historical presidential election is underway in Guinea as the official results of the first round [fr] are about to be made official. Despite the allegations of fraud, the overall...

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