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· July, 2008

Stories about North America from July, 2008

U.S., Bulgaria: Julian Tzolov

A Fistful of Euros writes on the case of Julian Tzolov, wanted in the U.S. for “selling auction rate securities (asset-backed bonds with frequent yield resets) to now aggrieved clients....

Bangladesh: Sensitivity Training

a bengali in TO on sensitivity training for border staff in Canada to deal with Arab and Muslim travelers.

Dominica, U.S.A.: Politics & People

Chris at Dominica Weekly has “taken a strong interest in the US Presidential Election”, which leads him to consider the state of politics in his own country: “Perhaps the most...

Cuba, Venezuela, U.S.A.: Empty Dialogue?

Cuban bloggers Babalu and Ninety miles away…in another country focus on U.S. Republican senator Arlen Specter's upcoming Latin American trip, during which he hopes to meet with both Raul Castro...

Barbados, Canada: Caribana Fever

“Wha happen Crop Over music from Crop-Over this year cant reach here? Dem waiting on steam boat to bring the tunes? Man this is internet era, download man download”: Barbadian...

Haiti, U.S.A.: Musical Militia

AfriClassical quotes author Michael Largey in its profile of Haitian classical composer Occide Jeanty (1860-1936): “By performing pieces that had extramusical programs referring to Haitian political resistance, the Musique du...

Hungary: Gas Pipeline and Relations With Russia and the U.S.

Hungarian Spectrum writes about Hungary's negotiations with Russia on the Southern Stream gas pipeline and the effect it is having on the U.S.-Hungarian relations.

Russia: Reaction to Captive Nations Speech

Former Estonian Prime Minister Mart Laar comments on the negative Russian reactions to US president's George Bush parallel between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in a recent speech celebrating...

Russia: Exaggerated Rumours of a New Cuban Crisis

FP Passport – Russia follows up on the commotion and official denials following rumours of Russian plans to station strategic bombers to Cuba.

Haiti: Quest for Freedom

The Haitian Blogger publishes an article from the Haiti Action Committee Website that “expresses…the aspirations of many Haitian activists who are endeavoring to see Haiti regain its sovereignty and ability...

Ukraine: Iraqi Scientists Trained in Pripyat

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe writes that “three Texas Tech professors and their graduate students trained 27 Iraqi scientists about processes needed to clean up radioactive debris” this past June in...

US, Russia: Gorby vs Yeltsin, Multistate Bar Exam Scenario

Lyndon of Scraps of Moscow shares a bizarre Russia-related multiple choice question from his Multistate Bar Exam practice book.

Bahrain: Omar Al Bashir and the Cross-Eyed Justice

Reacting to the news of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) arrest warrant against Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir, Bahraini blogger Hayat [Ar] describes the decision as ‘cross-eyed justice.' Will the...

Sudan: Who's Next After Al Bashir on the US Hit List?

The International Criminal Court Prosecutor has requested an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir for his ”criminal responsibility in relation to 10 counts of genocide, crimes against humanity...

Russia, US: A Cuba Crisis in the Making

Der Spiegelfechter (GER) comments on rumours in Moscow, according to which Russia might station strategic bombers on Cuba in reply to deployment of the US missile defence system to Poland...

Ukraine: Music, Language, History

A discussion of Ukrainian music, language and history – at Vasyl's uaMuzik.

USA: Longest Walk 2 for Native Americans rights

An 8,000-Mile Walk for Native American Rights, Environmental Protection, and to Stop Global Warming reached its destination in Washington, DC. A successful example of community-building and citizen media usage -...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Track & Field

Raw Politics…Jamaica Style! writes a detailed post about the Track and Field component of the upcoming Olympic Games.

Russia: Gulag Online

Robert Amsterdam draws attention to an online exhibition on the Soviet Gulag system – created by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University in cooperation with...

Russia: Megatons to Megawatts Programme

Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces analyzes the risks involved with converting Russian uranium from nuclear warheads into low-enriched uranium for nuclear energy – the Megatons to Megawatts programme.

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