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· October, 2006

Stories about North America from October, 2006

Kyrgyzstan: Akaev & US Politics

Sean Roberts explains how Kyrgyzstan's former president could become a political issue in the United States.

Mexico: The last moments of Bradley Roland Will

Journalism seems like a precarious profession to practise in Mexico. It's ranked by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) as one of the most dangerous places to be a journalist....

Mexico, USA, EU: Open Borders

Argentine-Spanish blogger Martin Varsavsky wonders if one day more Americans will be moving to Mexico than vice versa.

Vojaĝo tra Esperantujo / A trip through Esperanto-land

Only two months until Esperanto Day! In this, our second roundup of the Esperanto Blogosphere (missed the first?), I will lead you on a tour of some of the different...

Barbados, Canada: Life's not fair

“Dog luck aint cat luck”, says Jdid at Doan Mind Me, quoting an old West Indian saying. In other words, different strokes for different folks. An encounter with a man...

Cuba, USA: 44th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Luis M. Garcia notes that today (October 16) is the 44th anniversary of the Cuban Missile crisis, and explains how the event which affected even his little hometown of Banes,...

Arabisc: Unemployment, personal attacks and the birth of a new author

Like many parts of the modern world, unemployment is a plague attacking Arab countries. Anonymous blogger Alloush writes about a discovery he made while surfing the world wide web. The...

Arabisc: Ramadan, War, Freedom and Other Issues

With all Muslim countries marking the Holy Month of Ramadan, UAE blogger Bin Kerishan, wonders why people fast. كل العبادات تسبب للانسان الاما و معاناه كالحج و الصلاه و الصيام...

Congolese Writer Alain Mabanckou on André Schwarz-Bart

Alain Mabanckou, a novelist and poet from Congo-Brazzaville now living in California, pays tribute (Fr) to Polish-Jewish writer André Schwarz-Bart, author of Le Dernier de justes who passed away last...

Trinidad & Tobago: Different strokes

“While the rest of us are lining up for visas, being groped by security guards, having our fingerprints taken and our eyeballs photographed (not to mention having our phone numbers,...

Barbados: USA eats crow

“Will Mr. Barbados give up that new Oriental girlfriend and go back with the rich man’s daughter?” asks a cheeky Barbados Free Press, contemplating the USA's attempts to woo back...

Kangi Alem on American Empire

Togolese writer Kangi Alem discusses (Fr) Noam Chomsky's Hegemony or Survival: The Imperialist Strategy of the United States and the dark side of America's international role. Alem calls the U.S....

US secret detentions: from hotel room to squalid prison cell

When President George W. Bush confirmed in a speech last month that the CIA has been operating a programme of secret detentions on foreign territory, it was portrayed by the...

Russia, Georgia: Unfriendly Relationship

A Tbilisi, Georgia, spice seller: “I was taking some photos in the Tbilisi's market and this lady, instead trying to sell me something, she asked me a portrait.” – by...

Cuba, USA: Swiss cheese embargo

“The embargo has more holes than a chunk of processed Swiss cheese,” concludes Luis M. Garcia, as he analyses some of the facts and figures behind the commercial embargo imposed...

Barbados: Marketing to US tourists

Barbados Free Press asks why Barbados’ efforts to market to American tourists are failing; Linda Thompkins provides an answer.

Jamaica: Belonging

“I love being honked at by people I barely know. I enjoy feeling that I belong to something even when the guy selling newspapers, and the one hawking hub-caps, and...

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