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· January, 2010

Stories about North America from January, 2010

31 January 2010

Global Voices in Haiti: Talking to Volunteer Régine Zamor

Alice Backer, on assignment for Global Voices in Port-au-Prince, interviews Régine Zamor, a Haitian-American who travelled to Haiti after the 12 January earthquake and has helped dozens of people as...

30 January 2010

Haiti: Bloggers’ Reactions to Regional Interventions

For more than two weeks, the governance of Haiti after the earthquake has been seriously questioned by Haitian bloggers. They are now discussing the reactions in the neighboring countries and...

Haiti: Wired Money May Help Rebuild Before Aid

With phone lines being restored in Haiti, money sent from families abroad “by wire” is again arriving, and helping reconstruction even where international aid has not arrived. Remittances from family...

29 January 2010

Haiti, U.S.A.: Donating Breastmilk

Haiti: The Politics of Recovery

The last thing that Haiti needs as it faces the monumental task of recovering from the earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince and its environs on January 12 is a lack of...

Japan: Sit-In Protest against US Helipads in Okinawa

26 January 2010

Guyana, Haiti, U.S.A.: Redemption Song?

Haiti: Youth Step It Up for Earthquake Relief

Conversations for a Better World

As Haiti's government raised the confirmed earthquake death toll to 150,000 earlier this week, there is particular concern for the well-being of the country's most vulnerable - its young people....

22 January 2010

Video: Drug legalization and life post-prohibition

There are groups of people advocating for the legalization of drugs, but what would that actually mean? From Hungary to Colombia, from youth to teachers, from cops and clergy, individuals...

21 January 2010

Japan: Differing viewpoints on the US base relocation issue

The southern Japanese island of Okinawa, the first colony of Japan in the 19th century and the site of one of the bloodiest battles in the WW2, has become in...

Egypt: America and Israel get to choose the new president

19 January 2010

Barbados, U.S.A., Haiti: Business as Usual?

USA: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 and became arguably the American Civil Rights Movement's most prominent advocate and speaker. In the United States, he is honored...

18 January 2010

Haiti: Online Maps Shift from Charting Damage to Targeting Aid

Marc Herman takes a closer look at some maps that humanitarian aid responders are using to communicate the evolving situation in Haiti’s earthquake zone. Nearly a week after the disaster...

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