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· May, 2008

Stories about North America from May, 2008

Japan: Grumpy Jiisan on Nico Nico Douga

The latest hit at Nico Nico Douga, Japan's popular video sharing service, is a retired man from Arizona calling himself “Grumpy Jiisan” [Grumpy Old Man], who shoots videos in which...

Puerto Rico, U.S.A.: Imagine That Conversation

Puerto Rican blogger Liza asks: “Can you imagine having to talk to your kids about the potential assassination of their father?”, adding: “What people don't get is how deep the...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Everglades Litany

“In anticipation of Caribbean American Heritage Month“, Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp is running video series, which begins with one of his own, entitled Everglades Litany.

China: After the quake, hoping for aid

From inside and outside China, concerned citizens are helping, and putting their hands out to help the victims of the devastating 7.9 in the Richter scale earthquake that leveled out...

Armenia: Bigoted Journalism

Blogian comments on the misrepresentation of the words of a journalist partly of Turkish descent speaking in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, by the local pro-opposition A1 Plus news agency. The...

Japan and U.S: Jurisdiction Agreement

Niphonese wrote a post on the recent exposure of a secret agreement between Japan and U.S government in 1953 that Japan should abandon jurisdiction over crimes of Japan-based US soldiers,...

Cuba: Media Manipulation?

As Fidel Castro comments on the US presidential campaign, Child of the Revolution calls him “the consummate manipulator”.

Cuba: Incipient Crackdown?

Both Uncommon Sense and Ninety miles away…in another country blog about an incident in which “police and thugs from a ‘rapid response brigade’ swarmed about two dozen people as they...

Barbados, U.S.A.: Taking It Back

On the heels of Hillary Clinton's comment about Bobby Kennedy, Barbadian blogger Jdid comments: “You're just playing the spoiler now. It almost looks like you are trying to muddy the...

Israel: Holy Land Rehab? Amy Winehouse Rumor Debunked

Rumors that Jewish English singer Amy Winehouse, famous for her song, “Rehab,” will be attending a second bout of drug rehabilitation in Israel have been denied by her handlers. Simply...

Israel: Shekels Friendly to the Blind

“Israeli currency has been accessible to the blind since 1975,” reflects Josh of Blogs of Zion, responding to a US federal court cases arguing that American money discriminates against the...

Israel: Going Green with Gore

Former Vice President Al Gore added his name to the list of political luminaries visiting Israel in recent months. Gore joined the Board of Governors celebrations at Tel Aviv University...

Iran:No Urinals

Rick Steves,an American tourist,is blogging from Iran. He says that there is no urinals in Iran.He writes “There are no urinals anywhere. I did an extensive search: at the airport,...

Bahamas, U.S.A.: Agriculture & Politics

Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit weighs in on this and that, saying that “Food self-sufficiency for the Bahamas is an illusion” and that “The American presidential election is…the most interesting...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Book on Bosnian Americans

Samaha writes about a book on the history of Bosnians in the United States: Bosnian Americans of Chicagoland, by Samira Puskar.

Paraguay: First Actions for Lugo

Edgar Ruiz Diaz of Las Preguntas de Venerando [es] provides his thoughts on the first steps that Paraguayan President-elect Fernando Lugo should take upon taking office, such as lowering his...

Egypt: A Taxi Driver's Words of Wisdom

Israeli-American blogger Daniel Lubetsky, traveling in Egypt, interviews his taxi driver on leading figures in the Middle East. “I asked him to rank people or countries, thumbs up or thumbs...

Israel: Bush's Final Presidential Visit

On the heels of its 60th birthday celebrations, President Bush visited Israel this week, marking his second and last presidential visit to the Middle Eastern state. Maya Norton tunes into...

Mexico: Attempts at a US Tourist Visa

Mexican Reporter documents the experience of a Mexican friend and his attempts to receieve a tourist visa to the United States, and where he was denied.

Iraq: Apology for Iraqi Children?

Iraqi blogger Imad Khadduri wonders now that a US general apologised for desecrating a copy of the Quran, the holy book of Muslims, will the US apologise to Iraqi children...

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