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· July, 2006

Stories about North America from July, 2006

Food Blog Report #26

#1: From Denmark, KristianPetersen.com and his original "Peach, chili and garlic soup with chicken" It´s essensial for a starter to have a great, not to spicy taste, to be light, and be able to make the tongue´s taste system ready for something with more taste, flavour and with more density....

Reunion, USA: From Maryland to Florida

  30 July 2006

US-based Reunion-born blogger Reunion-USA2 discovers (Fr) cultural differences between Maryland and Florida:”My husband is happy in Florida: no more politically correct here! When he goes out with colleagues, they all drink beer –in Maryland, nobody drank during work hours so as not to be labeled a drunk. Yesterday they had...

Liberia: Firestone under fire

  27 July 2006

In honor of Liberian independence day, Black Looks highlights a campaign to persuade U.S. tyre maker Firestone to clean up its operations in Liberia, spearheaded by the Friends of the Earth.

Guyana: US interference?

  26 July 2006

Guyana 360 asks why the US government has revoked the travel visa of Guyana's acting police commissioner Henry Green. “Instead of openly stating their position, the US resorts to public pressure and embarrasement.”

Global Food Blog Report #25

  25 July 2006

#1: From Malaysia, Tham Jiak on Tastes of YesterLife: If one's life can be determine by food preferences, I believe that I might be an Indian in my past life. As much as I love Chinese cuisines, I am strangely drawn towards Indian food, my five senses transfix on the...

Barbados: Against the water park

  25 July 2006

Barbados Free Press tackles the question of the water park that's been proposed for the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary near the island's south coast, posting a commentary from “Travel Guy”, a Canadian reader with Barbadian roots, and reporting on a controversy involving the proposed engineering firm.

French-Speaking Bloggers on Rabat Conference on Migration

What Will the Conference Bring? Says France-based African blogger Le Pangolin, Du 10 au 11 juillet 2006, s'est tenue à Rabat au Maroc, la première rencontre interministérielle euro-africaine sur les problèmes des migrations entre ces deux continents.Elle a regroupé 57 pays africains et européens et certaines organisations humanitaires qui se...

Ethiopia: Call to action

  20 July 2006

Weichegud! calls for action urging the U.S. Congress to vote for the H.R. 5680 bill, “To encourage and facilitate the consolidation of security, human rights, democracy, and economic freedom in Ethiopia.”

Cameroon: Debt Cancelled by Canada

  19 July 2006

Fojrega writes (Fr) that: “Canada's Minister of Finance announced tuesday that he was cancelling the USD 198.9 million debt that Cameroon owed Canada.” Cameroon fulfilled enough conditions to become the 12th country eligible for Canadian debt forgiveness including: “progress in economic reforms, especially corruption and improvement in the drawing up...

Israel condemnation and the Cause of War and Conflicts

  17 July 2006

Many Indonesian bloggers respond to the current brutal and terror act against civilians in Palestine and Lebanon with disgust and condemnation. Indra Pramanawho is very concerned about the current escalation of tension in the middle-east, especially the use of excessive force by Israelis against civilians in Palestinian territory and Lebanon,...

Trinidad & Tobago, USA: Caribeana Imperia

  17 July 2006

Caribbean Free Radio releases its 44th podcast, which comprises a series of interviews with the members of Trinidadian rapso band 3canal about the theatrical production “Caribeana Imperia”, which is now playing in Washington DC.

Israel, Lebanon, Palestine: The road to war

  14 July 2006

“To punish the people of Gaza and Lebanon because their governments haven't figured out how to control these outfits would be a bit like bombing the Vatican as retribution for the violence of the IRA,” writes Trinidad & Tobago blogger Jeremy Taylor, as he weighs in on the situation brewing...

Barbados, USA: Who received the $$?

  14 July 2006

A Barbados-born, New York-based lawyer indicted for stealing a large sum of money from clients, has said that he gave a portion of the funds to relatives and friends in the US and Barbados. Barbados Free Press wonders “who in Barbados received the stolen money”.

Jamaica, USA: Loving America through literature

  12 July 2006

Some years ago, a young Geoffrey Philp overcomes his trepidation at passing the armed Marines guarding the US Consulate reading room in Kingston, and falls in love with American literature: “For on that evening in that reading room, America gained a friend.”

USA, Cayman Islands: Travelling with ammo

  11 July 2006

Mad Bull discusses a Cayman Compass news article about an American couple who travelled from Detroit to Grand Cayman via Miami with an unlicensed handgun and ammunition in their luggage: “What is also interesting is the ’slap on the wrist’ that the man who brought the weapon in got! I...

Uganda: Don't Sleep

  11 July 2006

Uganda-CAN links to the Web site of “Don't Sleep!”, a new campaign to involve African-Americans and the Hip Hop generation in the plight of Uganda's night-commuter children.

Global Food Blog Report #24

  9 July 2006

#1: From Thailand, B'Tonian in Siam : Thai Food & the Market I’ve heard so many people say they love Thai food, but few can name more than a handful of Thai dishes. In actuality, there are thousands of Thai dishes and most Thais eat hundreds of different dishes yearly....

Costa Rica: How Many US Citizens?

  6 July 2006

How Many US Citizen Expats are Living in Costa Rica? If you follow the Costa Rican blogosphere, you might assume millions. But the real statistic and its implications are surprising.

Latvia: U.S. Visas For EU Members

All About Latvia highlights a contradiction much talked about in the EU now: “Citizens of Britain, for example, can travel to the U.S. without any visa, while citizens of Latvia cannot. Yet, citizens of Latvia can travel to the U.K. visa free. That simply does not make sense.”

Global Food Blog Report #23

  2 July 2006

#1: From Berlin,  Delicious Days cooks up a storm and celebrates for the winning of her team Germany last Friday night: Berlin, Berlin, wir fahren nach Berlin! OR Finger Food for the Big Party… The many people who believed that the World Cup may have a positive effect on our...

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