Stories about U.S.A. from August, 2009
Cuba: Concert for Peace?
The Cuban Institute of Music has announced that popular Colombian singer Juanes is scheduled to perform at a "concert for peace" in Havana come September 20th. Cuban bloggers are divided on whether the event is a good idea.
Cuba, U.S.A.: Prisoner in Poor Health
“Nobody, except the few of us motivated by our blood as Cubans and/or our consciences as free men and women, gives a damn”: Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense shines a spotlight on the plight of Cuban political prisoner Ariel Sigler.
Korea: Commentary on Clinton visit
Ask a Korean! translated two blog entries from a famous North Korea blog, Nambukstory, that commented on Clinton's visit and the release of Euna Lee and Laura Ling.
Armenia-Azerbaijan: An interview with Elizabeth Métraux
DOTCOM is an online initiative using blogs and video to bring American, Armenian and Azerbaijani teenagers together to work on creating socially conscious media. Global Voices Online speaks to Program Director Elizabeth Métraux.
Mexico: Dangerous Work for Tamale Vendors in US
El Nahual of México Para Los Mexicanos [es] comments on a recent media piece on the dangerous life of a tamale vendor in the United States.
Egypt: A Dog Named Anwar El Sadat
Love or hate him, naming a dog Anwar El Sadat in I love you man is creating a ripple in the Egyptian blogosphere. Why are many Egyptians opposed to having a dog named after their former president in a movie?
China: Reactions on Clinton Rescue Reporters From N.Korea
Fauna from ChinaSMACK blogs about Chinese netizens’ reactions on Clinton's trip to North Korea and the release of two reporters.
Haiti: Honduras Parallels
Wadner Pierre posts an article by Haiti Liberte which examines the “uncanny similarity between the June 28, 2009 coup d'état against Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and that of February 29, 2004 against Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.”
U.S.: Phelps vs. Cavic
Belgraded writes about the rivalry between “Michael Phelps, the American super-swimmer, and Milorad Cavic, the American-born Serbian talent.”
Bahamas: Thinking About Democracy
Attending a recent seminar on democracy and globalization makes Bahamian blogger Nicolette Bethel realize that “it’s time we gave some thought to what that means for us — and by ‘us’ I mean those of us in the Caribbean, where we by and large have slaked ourselves in the democratic...
Bahrain: For the Love of Rock ‘n Roll
US-based blogger Bahraini in Alaska, Dr Haitham Salman, has developed a new appreciation for rock music after his son formed a band.
Algeria: On the US and Mauritania
American Algerian The Moor Next Door notes: “Many members of the Mauritanian opposition; and operatives clamor that the American position towards the new government is among the most crucial of those yet out.”
Algeria: Obama and the Middle East
How well is US president Barack Obama faring in the Middle East? American Algerian The Moor Next Door discusses the issue in this post.