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· February, 2006

Stories about Western Europe from February, 2006

Uruguay, France: A Mix of Grapes and Cultures

SaltShaker weighs in with some hidden World War II history between Uruguay and France and how it contributed to Uruguayan Cognac.

Computer Crash: Food Overload

Was your umbilical cord attached to a computer when you were born? It may sound like a strange statement, but the truth is that some of us think that. Especially...

Caribbean: World Cup 2007 security

Barbados Free Press has it from “a confidential source” that “British and South African intelligence agencies and counter-terror units are to play major planning and operational roles in providing security...

Chile: French Indie Musicians Visit

For all you fans of floating canines and euro-techno, this is one post that can't be missed. The Chilean music blog, Super 45 – Blog System says that various French...

Found in Translation

One of the greatest challenges in curating the global online conversation is translation. To present ideas and reflections from one language and culture to another is no easy task and...

The Global Menu

I am reporting this time from Nanegalito, a picturesque town in the Ecuadorian Andes. Let's see if you can find it in your map! We will report about the marvelous...

Singapore, Denmark: On Those Cartoons

Singapore-based bloggers share their thoughts on the Danish cartoons controversy. Read The annotated budak, Singabloodypore, and Sadiq Alam for a variety of viewpoints.

A Zestful Welcome to the Wonders of the World

The best food of a country is the traditional food which has been tried and tested over the centuries. It suits the climate, and uses the best products of that...

Malaysia, Denmark: Clash of Civilities?

Ktemoc Konsiders, a blogger from Malaysia, shares his thoughts on the controversy surrounding a Danish newspaper's decisions to publish caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad: “why choose an offensive insensitive issue,...

Argentina, Spain: Blogs and Translation

Martin Varsavsky, an Argentinean living in Spain, explains why he has six blogs in two different languages. He then adds, “I rarely translate my blogs. I don´t believe in translation....

Trinidad & Tobago: Faux-Westminster

In the aftermath of the Blair government's humiliating defeat over a bill to combat religious hatred, Jonathan Ali compares Trinidad & Tobago's political system with that of Great Britain, calling...

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