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· May, 2011

Stories about North America from May, 2011

Global: Amnesty International Celebrates 50 Years

May 28, 2011, marks the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International.

Venezuela, the USA and their ‘Oily’ Co-Dependence

“The current flap between the United States and Venezuela, where the U.S. is imposing sanctions on PDVSA, almost immediately brought up the elephant in the room: co-dependency,” Greg Weeks argues...

United States: A Blog for Rethinking the Hispanic World

In New York, the Hispanic cultural and artistic dynamism can be felt. Global Voices spoke with journalist and cultural critic Claudio Iván Remeseira about his blog Hispanic New York Project,...

World Economy: Women Weigh in on Poverty, Work and Debt

The International Museum of Women's online exhibit on women and the economy, features slideshows, podcasts, videos and essays on women from countries such as Sudan, Denmark, Philippines, USA, Costa Rica,...

Georgia: Beyoncé's Girls Rule an Apocalyptic… Caucasus?

The premiere of American singer Beyoncé's "Run The World (Girls)" video on May 18 evoked much debate among bloggers and social media users in Georgia for a less than expected...

North Korea: News Resources

Adam Cathcart from Sinologistical Violoncellist has complied a list of North Korean news items on China, cultural diplomacy, US/Japan, Middle East, Environment, and etc. It helps to understand North Korea's...

World: FIFA Election – House of Knaves or Knights?

Football fans have been treated to some really interesting times in the last few months. The latest is the FIFA election, which comes at a time when one of the...

Ukraine, U.S.: Chornobyl Songs Project

Maria Sonevytsky writes about the Chornobyl Songs Project: “To mark the 25th Anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster, raise awareness of the continuing environmental damage created by the nuclear disaster and...

USA: Native Americans Take Offense at Osama Nickname

For the United States government, "Geronimo EKIA" (Enemy Killed In Action) is the code for Osama Bin Laden's death. For many Native Americans, however, comparing their folk hero Geronimo to...

China: Death of Bin Laden and the Clash of Civilizations

In the early 1990s, political scientist Samuel Huntington put forward the clash of civilizations theory that the fundamental source of conflict in the post-Cold War world will be cultural. Two...

Puerto Rico, U.S.A.: Bin Laden Blunder

Liza at Culture Kitchen examines the Geronimo mission “Situation Room photograph”, calling it “the ‘Uh-oh Moment'”.

Mexico Prepares for Massive National Protest on May 8

Next Sunday May 8, 2011, Mexican citizens will march to demand the end of the "War on Drugs." Thirty one cities in Mexico, in nearly all its states, have already...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: News & Children

“While the US government ponders what pictures to release, I ponder what pictures to try to censor”: Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac blogs about how to explain Osama Bin Laden's death...

Arab World: Questions and Closure Follow Bin Laden's Death

Saudi terror mastermind Osama bin Laden was killed in a United States CIA operation in Abbottage, Pakistan, yesterday. Netizens from around the Arab world have reacted to the news. On...

Haiti, U.S.A.: Bin Laden & Blindness

“When I heard the news, I wasn't sure whether I should exhale or hold my breath”: CURRENTS BETWEEN SHORES suggests that the killing of Osama Bin Laden is tantamount to...

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Politics, Osama & Obama

Diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch calls the death of Osama Bin Laden “a political coup…political survival at its best, and apparently it has worked…”

Tweeting Bin Laden: Have US Journalists Become Citizen Reporters?

When news of Osama bin Laden's death broke on May 2, 2011, journalists in the United States were tweeting and using social media to report what they saw on the...

Morocco: “I Love Kech!”

Marrakech, the main tourist attraction in Morocco, was hit on Thursday by a bomb attack. Bloggers are asking people to send their pictures to show solidarity with the victims of...

Pakistan: Live-Tweeting Osama Bin Laden's Death from Abbottabad

Saudi terror mastermind Osama bin Laden's life was snuffed out when a CIA-led team raided a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. One Twitter user, Sohaib Athar, who tweets as @ReallyVirtual, reportedly...

USA: Digital Migrant Voices

The innovative digital project Mobile Voices (VozMob), based in Los Angeles, California (USA) “is a platform for immigrant and/or low-wage workers in Los Angeles to create stories about their lives...

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