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· May, 2006

Stories about North America from May, 2006

Caribbean: Lists

On his freshly launched blog, Jamaican novelist Marlon James weighs in on the New York Times “Top Twenty-Five American Books”. Barbadian blogger Titilayo singles out a few notables from TIME...

Canada: A legal on illegals

Jdid, a Barbadian immigrant living in Toronto, has very mixed feelings about the protests against the deportation of illegals which took place recently in Canada. “I feel badly for someone...

Global Food Blog Report

#1: Viaggi & Sapori, an Italian living in Sweden, goes home in Venice for the weekend. She was invited  to a wedding of a friend: Matrimonio al profumo di muggheto....

Haiti: Personal geography

After discussing geography with some of the Haitians in his community, Troy, a US missionary working in rural Haiti, concludes — in what is certainly an over-generalization — that “in...

Cuba: Accomodating Cuba

What approach should nations adopt in relation to Cuba? Pondblog crafts an argument from the following ingredients: an article by the director of the Council for Hemispheric Relations (COHA), a...

Bermuda: iPoliticians

US Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's podcast may not be gripping, but according to the Limey, “what's remarkable is that he's doing this at all.” In Bermuda, he adds, “....

Edible Blog Report

#1: A food blogger's reunion in Pistoia, Italy: Kishko and Lucullian Delights tell the story in their blogs. The photos are stunning. It makes me want to go there! Then...

Haiti: Haitian Flag Remembered on May 18

On the occasion of Haitian Flag Day celebrated in both Haiti and the diaspora, AyitiCherieConnexion says (Fr) “May 18, 1803, Catherine Flon sowed the first Haitian flag … to mark...

Trinidad and Tobago, USA: Trinidadian man caught in child seduction sting

Steups reacts with disgust to the news that a Trinidadian man has been caught in an Internet child-seduction sting in Florida set up by Dateline NBC. “It's not enough that...

Chad: What is France doing there?

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique asks (Fr) “What is France doing in Chad? In Africa?” and answers: “The day before yesterday, they waved the communist threat to explain France's presence...

Venezuela: US Bans Arms Sales

Alfredo Octavio argues that the U.S. government is only adding to Hugo Chávez's political clout by banning arms sales to Venezuela. Oil Wars has a laugh at the hypocrisy of...

Vegetarian or Carnivorian, it is up to you!

#1: Apuntes de Cocina desde Venezuela on Salmon Gravalax!Learn to prepare it the easy way and enjoy it for the rest of your life! Head over to her blog to...

China: Activists meet Bush

Veteran Chinese blogger Wang Ning notes that the news today of three Chinese rights activists—one of which is a prominent blogger—meeting with American president George W. Bush had been cut...

Haiti: Jeb Bush to Attend Preval's Inauguration

Florida Governor Jeb Bush will represent the United States at President-Elect Rene Preval's Sunday inauguration, reports (FR) Radio Kiskeya.

Puerto Rico, USA: The Puerto Ricans may be coming

According to VivirLatino, the recent focus on undocumented immigrants may be obscuring the potential effects of a growing financial crisis in Puerto Rico which may prompt a wave of legal...

Venezuela: Published Boston Globe Letter to the Editor

Daniel Duquenal gives props to the Boston Globe for publishing his letter to the editor the letter, using the moment as an opportunity to criticize the New York Times’ coverage...

Venzuela, USA: “Choose Your Chicken”

Liz Henry has translated a portion of Venezuelan-born Meibell's account (ES) of purchasing a live chicken in Harlem, New York.

Jamaica: Writer's books on Caribbean lit. syllabus

Writer Geoffrey Philp is delighted to see his books beginning to appear on the Caribbean literature syllabuses at various institutions, including the University of Iowa.

The Spice of Life

#1: From Argentina, Pomelo Pleasures presents: The Spice of Life: She wants it in her jam, me too!!! :) I am an absolute nut about mulled wine, and perhaps with...

Ukraine: March 26 Vote in the United States

Lyndon of Scraps of Moscow gives a somewhat belated photo-tour of the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, D.C., on the day of the March 26 parliamentary vote.

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