Stories about North America from March, 2009
Haiti, U.S.A.: Immigration Reform
Haiti's jmc strategies is very interested in U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden's statements on immigration reform: “Biden did not specifically say that the Administration was backing away from a legalization program. It remains therefore to be seen what steps they will take in the future.”
Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: At the Summit
“It seems far-fetched to think that the summit’s news coverage would be dominated by the one country in the region that is absent from the event” – but The Cuban Triangle thinks that “two factors – a no-news summit agenda, and a vocal regional consensus calling on President Obama to...
U.S., Russia: “Peregruzka Meets Perestroika”
In a post titled “Peregruzka Meets Perestroika,” Eternal Remont writes about Barack Obama's unscheduled meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev.
Russia: Obama Ice Cream Ads
Sean's Russia Blog writes about Russian ads featuring Barack Obama.
Jamaica, Canada: Caribbean Voices
Is there room in Canadian literature for a Caribbean voice? Jamaican diaspora author and blogger Pamela Moredecai shares her thoughts…
Armenia-Turkey: Obama's dilemma
Blogian gives its readers its opinion on the dilemma facing U.S. president Barack Obama in terms of fulfilling his campaign pledge to recognize the massacre and deportation of Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire as genocide.
China: Official story on Tibet
David Bandurski from China Media Project reports on the Chinese government's propaganda campaign on Tibet and the trip of “Living Buddha” to north America, but all effort seems to be in vain.
Guyana: Don't Get Fooled Again
Guyana-Gyal blogs about Allen Stanford, issuing this piece of advice she learned from a friend: “Beware of those with sugar-tongue and oily lips.”
Belarus, U.S.: “Nationality Censorship in the U.S.”
Evgeny Morozov writes on Newsweek.com about a case of censorship by a U.S. web-hosting company involving a Washington, D.C.-based Belarusian, Yaraslau Kryvoi – LJ user yarik, whose own English-language account of what happened is here: “When I called for clarifications, a Bluehost representative told me that I “abused” their terms...
Haiti, U.S.A.: Temporary Protected Status
As U.S. President Obama grants Temporary Protected Status to Liberians, jmc strategies asks: “What about the Haitians?”
Ukraine: West turns its back on Kiev?
Kiev Ukraine News Blog re-posts a Newsweek piece, which argues that the United States and the European Union are turning their backs on Ukraine, reverting the celebratory politics of an increasingly distant Orange revolution.
Korea: Two American Journalists are detained in North Korea.
Two American Journalists – a Korean American and Chinese American – are detained in North Korea after they tried to report on North Korean issues (It is known that they were interested in female North Korean defectors). Three days behind, the South Korean media started talking about this incident in...
Israel: Youth Obsessed with American Culture
Read OneJerusalem's four-part series on Israeli youth's obsession with American culture to “find out what exactly it is about all of that junk from the States that makes young Israelis trade in their Arik Einstein for Hootie and the Blowfish.”
Israel: Learning to Drive
Brian of This Normal Life writes about the cultural differences between Israelis and Americans on the road and his son's new driving license. “But 17…that’s the year you transcend being a mere passenger to taking command of a 3,000 pound metal death machine and hurtling it through – and against...
Israel: Venture Capitals Deal With Tough Questions
Daniel Cohen reflects on tough dilemmas facing Israeli venture capitals, including whether the CEO should be based in Israel or the United States. Check out his post to view a chart of the pros and cons of each location.
Ukraine, U.S.: NATO or “Our Own Reset Button”
A discussion of the current U.S. stance on Ukraine's NATO membership – at Ukrainiana.
China and U.S: View on China's investment in US treasury
Sunbin sums up a Hong Kong government economic policy adviser, Sze Wing Ching's view on China's investment in U.S treasury.
China and U.S.A: South China Sea Confrontation
Chris from ChinaSMACK translated Chinese netizen reaction on the confrontation between U.S and China navy in the South China Sea.
China and U.S.A: Doing Business
Elliot Ng from CNreview reports on a panel on Business in China in the South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas.
Global: Bubbles, Bailouts and Stimulus Plans
Identifying the economic woes of the United States is crucial. But we should also understand that other countries are also grappling with bankrupt companies and shrinking economies. Many countries are also implementing their own stimulus plans. What are some of the examples used by bloggers around the world when they discuss the bubble economies, bailout of banks and stimulus plans of their countries?
China: Goodbye Grass Mud Horse
Last week the story of Grass Mud Horse has traveled to the U.S.A via the New York Times and re-imported back to China with new ideas for reproduction, such as the marriage of two legendary creatures: Grass Mud Horse and FaKe Squid into FaKe Mud Horse. As imagethief pointed out,...