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· January, 2008

Stories about North America from January, 2008

Iraq in the State of the Union Speech

Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar discusses Iraq in the US State of the Union speech. ‘Last year, it was more about “we're loosing, we have to stay and fight”, this year...

Nepal: Supporting Obama

United We Blog! from Nepal voicing support for Obama in the presidential elections.

Algeria: Elections and Media

Nouri discusses Algerian politics, media and his country's presidential elections and compares them to the situation in the US in this post.

Barbados, Bermuda, USA: Standing for Change

Cheese-on-bread! notices a similarity between the new Barbados government's campaign slogan and Barack Obama's – and hopes that the “rallying cry will work for him as well as it did...

Bahrain: Washington Date for Blogger

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif has been invited to speak at the Rand Corporation Conference, being held in Washington DC, next month.

Tunisia: Obama's Religion

“Should I worry about the way Islam is made out to sound like a plague that everyone wants to distance themselves from? Should I be wondering what the religion of...

Turkey: US Presidential Elections

Turkish blogger Metin discusses the US Presidential elections in this post.

MENA: Little Interest in US Elections

The Lounsbury says there isn't much interest in the Middle East and North Africa in the US elections at this stage. He further adds: “This being said, operationally or ‘conversationally’...

Mexico: Conditions for Plan Merida

Enigmatario [es] wonders how much more access the US will request for its Drug Enforcement Agency in Mexico under Plan Merida to fight organized crime especially associated with drug trafficking.

Brazil: How the USA backed the dictatorship

Luiz Carlos Azenha [pt] has started a series of posts in which he intends to translate all the official documents about the American support to the 1964 coup in Brazil,...

Morocco: Obama and Religion

“Thanks to Barack Obama, Islam may have to redefine “believer” in Islamic terms as well as who is considered a Muslim, or the world community may have to start working...

Jamaica, St. Lucia: Hardwick's Eulogy

“Derek Walcott's prodigious gifts, even in the face of tragedy, continue to amaze me”: Jamaican Geoffrey Philp links to the Caribbean writer's eulogy of Elizabeth Hardwick.

Hungary: “Is Budapest Scarier than LA?” responds to an LA reader who is afraid of going to Budapest.

Peru: Free Trade Agreement Mentioned in Democratic Debate

Carlos Quiroz of Carlos @ DC points out how the Free Trade Agreement between the US and Peru was a topic of discussion in a recent debate among Democratic candidates...

Poland: The Primaries in the U.S.

The beatroot writes on “who should Poles vote for, if they could, in US primaries”: “What goes on in Washington should be of keen interest in Warsaw.”

U.S and China: Martin Luther King and China

Jeremiah Jenne from Granite Studio blogs about Martin Luther King and his comments on the Vietnam War and China. The blogger points out that much of his comments are still...

Morocco: Visa Issues

Daniel Sturgis: the Struggling Beach Buggy Travel Writer in Morocco questions why it's so difficult for Moroccans to get tourist visas to Canada.

Bahamas, USA: Obama's Impact

Mental Slavery puts in his two cents about “the implications of an Obama presidency on black people.”

Serbia, U.S.: Bobby Fischer

East Ethnia writes about the legacy of chess champion Bobby Fischer, who died today: “Maybe there will be an opportunity now to remember him for what he achieved, less so...

Iran:Excluding Iran

Nart Villeneuve writes” according to The Register, Yahoo! (png) and Microsoft (png) had removed Iran as an option in their country lists used when signing up for an account.Google still...

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