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· August, 2006

Stories about North America from August, 2006

Bangladesh: Bangla Canadian bloggers

Mezba has a list of Bangladeshi bloggers in the Greater Toronto Area. “I thought it would be a nice time to introduce some of the blog talent that I know...

Cuba, Bahamas, USA: Moral authority

Rick Lowe takes issue with the Cuban ambassador to the Bahamas's declaration that the US lacks the moral authority to criticise Cuba.

Global Food Blog Report #29

#1: Maika's Blog on Haitian Food: "Griot" (pronounced: greee-yo ) a popular Haitian original.  Which is fried pork shoulder accompanied with a spicy hot as habanero cole slaw like condiment...

Iraq: Wearing t-shirt with Arabic script, in America, means you are a suspected terrorist

On a trip back from the Middle East, Iraqi blogger and activist Raed Jarrar was not allowed to board a flight at JFK airport because he was wearing a t-shirt...

Caribbean: Exporting Carnival

“. . . it's interesting how these festivals have echoed, in a small way, the evolution of their original model in Trinidad, as a vehicle of solidarity, an assertion of...

Cuba: It's not the US economy

The real problem with the Cuban economy, says Luis M. Garcia, is not the US embargo. . . .

Uruguay, USA: Free Trade Agreements

“To free trade with USA, or not to free trade, that's the question.” Or so says From Uruguay in a post that tries to understand how opposing ideologies can negotiate...

Jamaica, USA: Harry Belafonte

Jeremy Taylor considers the career of Harry Belafonte in relation to the latter's Caribbean roots and political activism: “. . . people should be judged for what they are, rather...

Haiti: Deportees to Be Gradually Reinserted

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to a (Fr) Radio Metropole article stating: “The Interior Ministry adopted new measures to better manage the case of Haitians deported [from America] (…) ‘Deportees...

Cuba: US trade embargo

Val Prieto invites readers to offer their views on the US trade embargo against Cuba (92 comments so far. . . .)

Americas: Eating in the USA

About obesity in the United States, Martin Varsavsky says that he and his wife have found the trick to eating out reasonably (ES): “We found that if you order an...

Global Food Blog Report #28

#1: From Tanzania, MiRecipe.com spices up the day with an incredible easy and delicious recipe to prepare "Chatini Ya Ukwaju" (Tamarind Chutney). It is great with bread, and a tasty...

Trinidad & Tobago: 72 medals

The Manicou reports that Trinidad & Tobago has won 72 medals in the World Championship of Performing Arts in Hollywood, California, adding “I have to admit though, I've never heard...

Caribbean: Brooklyn Labor Day Carnival

Carib World Radio releases a podcast of a panel discussion on the Labor Day Carnival in Brooklyn, New York, and its benefits to the Caribbean community.

Uzbekistan: Andijon Refugees in US

Registan.net publishes a letter circulating amongst US resettlement workers who are helping resettle refugees from last year's violence in Uzbekistan's eastern city of Andijon. The letter addresses what the anonymous...

Mommy Bloggers Achieve Community and Empowerment in the Lusosphere

One of the most active blogging categories in the fast expanding Lusosphere is that of the ‘mommy bloggers’. The movement is championed by a Brazilian blog which turned into book,...

Cuba, USA: Misinterpreting Bush

Henry Gomez accuses Joe Garcia, the former executive director of the Cuban American National Foundation, of deliberately misinterpreting statements made by President Bush during a television interview and playing playing...

Cuba, USA: Fidel's daughter and CNN

VivirLatino comments on CNN's hiring of Fidel Castro's daughter, Alina Fernandez, as a network contributor: “what this also clearly shows (in my not so humble opinion) is a bias in...

Cuba, USA: Santería, for better or for worse

Dominican Republic blog Remolacha.net links (ES) to a news article and a series of AP photos depicting Cubans in both Cuba and the US engaging in Santería (an Afro-Cuban religion)...

Caribbean, Canada: Caribana photos

Maangchi posts photos from this year's Caribana street Carnival in Toronto.

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