· March, 2007

Stories about North America from March, 2007

Lebanon: Israeli Armored Vehicles to Iraq

An Israeli state-owned corporation has won a contract to supply the U.S. Marine Corps with state-of the-art armored vehicles for use in Iraq, the latest in a long line of Israeli defense sales for use in the war, writes US-based Lebanese blogger As'ad AbuKhalil.

U.S., Russia: Paul Joyal Shot

Siberian Light writes on the shooting of Paul Joyal, which some consider to be the Kremlin's revenge: “There are plenty of those who are critical of Vladimir Putin, and the current Russian government. The KGB would have a hard time silencing them all…”

Forced evictions in Guatemala: whose land is it anyway?

  4 March 2007

Land ownership and occupation are complex and highly contentious issues in many parts of Latin America, and the tropical, resource-rich plains of northeastern Guatemala are no exception. On the one hand, legal title to land is generally brokered in formal processes between governments and private buyers. On the other hand,...

Syria: When Buses Become a Pain

Whether it's in Syria or Canada, buses will always be a pain as Canada-based Syrian blogger Omar writes. “we're standing on the sidewalk waiting for the bus… only the bus was already there, but the freakin’ driver has left it to go out for a smoke. so you're standing there,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Globalisation – what me, worry?

  1 March 2007

The hoops he's being made to jump through by the two large multinational banks where he's trying to open accounts, reminds Trinidadian blogger Seldo (who recently relocated to San Francisco from London) why he doesn't worry too much about globalisation: “Humanity is a lot more resistant to homogenization than we...

Jordan: Canadian Film Festival A Treat

Jordanian blogger The Black Iris was in for a treat during the Canadian Film Festival, held in Jordan. “It’s been a pretty enjoyable experience getting to watch a handful of Canadian films at the Balad Theater these past few days. I hope they’ll get to host another one come next...

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