· January, 2006

Stories about North America from January, 2006

Caribbean: The Taíno & Catholicism

  31 January 2006

Indigenous issues blog Voice of the Taino people links to an article entitled “Christianity, Capitalism, Corporations, and the Myth of Dominion”, noting that the “Roman” Catholic Church still has not properly addressed the call by the Taíno and other Indigenous Peoples world wide for the revocation of the 1493 Inter-Ceatera...

We Love Cooking!

  28 January 2006

#1: All Indian food does NOT taste the same! From the UK, We all live downstream explains this popular belief that find its roots in the lack of adventurous spirit of some when executing this natural, vital and recurrent activity. What kind of Indian food do you get when you...

Revolutionary Awareness in the WSF

  28 January 2006

Bloggers attending the World Social Forum in Caracas have been speaking out with constructive criticisms on organizational pitfalls. Issues related to transportation, the youth camp facilities, and information problems have been widely addressed by critical bloggers. A Berkeley student recounts her journey across Caracas’ city parks and surrounding natural reserve...

Chile: Canadian Blogger Commits Suicide in Santiago

  24 January 2006

Roberto Arancibia meditates (ES) on the suicide of Canadian blogger, Chris McKinstry in his Santiago apartment. McKinstry was the founder of Mindpixel, a digital mind modeling project. His final blog post, entitled “Very Serious Thoughts on Suicide” quotes, among others, Charles Caleb Colton: “Suicide is a fundamental human right. This...

USA: Life Thread

  24 January 2006

Los Hilos de la Vida or “Threads of Life” is a group blog by English as a Second Language students in Boonville, California. Every post tells the story of a pictured quilt in the words of each student.

Global Fusion: Creating Delicious Food One Meal at the Time!

  21 January 2006

#1: Madrid Fusion My colleague Chef Elena was in Spain with three other Panamanian chefs, for the  world famous "Madrid Fusion" one week event, held in the beautiful city of Madrid. No doubt this is an incredible event. It will set the course for the emerging and extravagant cooking techniques,...

Jamaica: Restorative Justice

  18 January 2006

Jamaica Express announces a lecture on Restorative Justice in Jamaica taking place on Thursday 19 January at the Ames Courtroom, Harvard Law School at 7:30pm. The event is sponsored by the Berkman Center and the featured speakers are Kevin Wallen, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, and Courtney Kazembe, who, according to the...

The Moveable Feast: Eat the World in Ten Blogs

  14 January 2006

#1Have you ever wondered how the soldiers in Iraq spent the holiday season?  This is the day when you will get the scoop, first hand by Chairbone Stranger, an American soldier deployed somewhere very dusty in Iraq. His Christmas eve dinner report will leave you speechless, well, at least for...

Puerto Rico: A model for a new world order?

  11 January 2006

Lowatel calls for morality-based decision making in the Puerto Rican political process and advances the idea of the country as an “independent sovereign country” within an economic bloc or association of nations. “Perhaps,” writes Lowatel, “Puerto Rico's plight and challenge holds a prophetic promise for a new world order to...

Venezuela: Belafonte hearts Chavez

  9 January 2006

CaribPundit is disgusted that Jamaican-American performing legend and human rights campaigner Harry Belafonte supports Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. “Fer cryin’ out loud, Harry,” says CaribPundit in a post entitled “Just shut up and sing Day-O” (referring to the song for which Belafonte is best known), “ask Germany, Italy, France, the...

Blogging in Exile

  7 January 2006

The following article was originally written in Spanish by Sebastian Delmont, a Venezuelan native who now lives and blogs in New York City. It was published in the first (and only) issue of Weblog Magazine, but is also available at Delmont's second blog, Zona Geek. Following the article, I will...

Cooking up the World!

  7 January 2006

How many people that are lactose-intolerant do you know? Well, I have good news for them: “Raw Milk”. Verdant San Francisco tells us his story about how he became vegan trying to find an answer to his problem, and how now, after 10 years without drinking milk, he becomes a...

Caribbean: Real estate

  7 January 2006

Own a villa in the US Virgin Islands? Then you're in luck, as Frank Barnako is reporting that the value of of residential properties in St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John is about to skyrocket as a result of a massive property revaluation exercise. The commercial revaluation, completed last...

World: Holiday Food Recipes

  3 January 2006

Melissa, a chef from Panama – whose blog, Cooking Diva is recommended only if are not hungry – had the excellent idea of hosting a New Year's international recipe swap amongst food bloggers. Feel free to salivate over the submissions. Countries represented include Oman, Italy, Spain, Canada, India, England, France,...