· May, 2008

Stories about U.S.A. from May, 2008

Cuba, USA: Texas Trade Visit?

  15 May 2008

As the Texas state agriculture commissioner prepares to visit Cuba (the first state-elected official to do so since the 1962 trade embargo), Uncommon Sense says: “American policy toward Cuba must be measured by only two standards: Is it good for the United States, and is it good for the Cuban...

Guyana, USA: Speaking With Soul

  15 May 2008

Signifyin’ Guyana is enjoying reading a book about Ebonics, but says: “If I ketch any one of my students writing that way, he or she gon get a straight up F.”

Lebanon: Iran Smart, US Dumb?

“Two veteran American commentators who have spent time in Beirut and who are sometimes referred to as the “Liberal Neocons”, have seen what happened in Lebanon and reached similar conclusions” – that Iran is smart and the US is dumb – writes Beirut Spring from Lebanon.

China: Reprimand Theory

  15 May 2008

Michael from The Opposite end of China is furious at the reprimand theory of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka on the earthquake in Sichuan. Similar reprimand theory can also be found in Hong Kong. (via ESWN)

Caucasus: US Immigration

Social Science in the Caucasus examines statistics released by the US Citizenship and Immigration Service on the number of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas issued to citizens from the three South Caucasus countries. According to that data, Armenia has the most number of visas issued with Georgia second and Azerbaijan third.

Georgia: Needless Confrontation?

Penny for your Thoughts comments on the opinion that support for Georgia in its current conflict with Abkhazia risks bringing the United States into needless confrontation with Russia. The blog says that contrary to that view, there are strategic reasons why Washington should support Tbilisi in its continuing spats with...

Ethiopia: Ethiopians for Obama

  13 May 2008

Teddy writes about Ethiopians supporting Barack Obama: “What started off with Maeza Siraj over a year ago when she created Ethiopians for Obama on barackobama.com has blossomed into thousands of Ethiopian-Americans working in multiple states to be a part of a historical moment.”

Haiti, USA: Food Riots and a Wedding

  12 May 2008

Haitian blogger kiskeácity is moved by former Village Voice writer Gary Dauphin's musings about Haiti and Haitianness and links to his latest piece on the food crisis “through the eyes and stories of various relatives who have traveled from Haiti to the US to attend (a) wedding…”

Jamaica, USA: White House Dash

  12 May 2008

Kadene Porter at Jamaica's Abeng News Magazine comments on the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination: “In her Darwininan dash for the White House, she (Clinton) may just plan to kick, claw, bite or scratch her way to victory.”

South Korea: Mad Cow and Anti LMB

  12 May 2008

Kotaji posted two video clips about the recent protest against the importation of U.S beef (Mad Cow) to South Korea and the issue is also directed against Lee Myung-bak's Free Trade Agreement with the U.S.

PangeaDay: an event lived worldwide

  12 May 2008

Pangea Day took place Saturday, and people from different parts of the world got together to watch movies and be a part of the worldwide event where movies, speakers and music showed us a bit of life on the other side of the globe, uniting people from all walks of life to believe that we aren't as different as we would believe. It also included a mobile video contest, with an international lineup of winners.

Haiti, USA: Food & Hunger

  8 May 2008

Haitianalysis.com publishes an article by Dr. Joia Mukherjee and Donna Barry that explains why the current food crisis “is only the most recent in the hemisphere's hungriest country.”

Trinidad & Tobago, USA: Victory or Defeat?

  8 May 2008

“I found myself watching Air Force One last night on TV, while waiting to see which of the US Democratic presidential candidates would give the most stupid victory speech”: Trinidad and Tobago blogger Jeremy Taylor bestows that dubious honour on Hillary, while One Tribe, Many Voices says: “Thanks to Barack...