Stories about Western Europe from March, 2006
China Law Blog‘s Dan Harris follows up on yesterday's post “China — Uber Capitalist,” with today's “China — Uber Capitalist and Loving It,” in which he compares France's stance on free markets with China's.
Uzbekistan: German Relations
Ben Paarmann discusses Uzbekistan's relations with Germany, the only Western state that still has a significant relationship with Uzbekistan, and adds to a recent media report on the relationship.
The Magic of Food: A Global Edible Review
#1: From the UK, Blog Jam The traditional pickled pig's feet dish is one of our favorites. Of course you may have at least a dozen good excuses why you "think" you don't like them. Just forget for a moment where they come from, send to the back burner of...
Jamaica, UK: Bamboula restaurant
Trinifood visits a Jamaican restaurant in London and treats us to a mouthwatering review.
Argentina, Spain: Holy
Fernando Casale features Holy, an experimental Argentinean musician living in Spain. As always, songs are available for download.
Jamaica: Commonwealth Games
Leon wonders why the 18th Commonwealth Games aren't getting more media attention. “Is it because the mighty U.S is not involved, since the Commonwealth games only include former territories of Britain? (But wait, America is a former territory of Britain!).”
Greetings from Panama! This week's food blog round-up is extremely scrumptious. Please do not read if you are hungry! #1: From Greece, Wanderlust ShaLadies and gentlemen, it is my honor to introduce you to Ms. Sha, the empanada queen! Oh,…just take a look at those photos. Just be prepared with...
South Korea: Shamrocks and kimchi
The Asia Pages, who identifies herself as Korean-Irish-American in honor of St. Patrick's Day, makes a striking case for similarities between Irish and Korean men, particularly the inhabitants of Busan. “They'll both make a bee-line for the alcohol, swear their heads off, all the while talking in loud, obnoxious voices....
Regan liveblogs the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, which took place last night in Melbourne, Australia.
Trinidad & Tobago: No iron at the World Cup?
Smi reports that FIFA has ruled that “patrons bearing ‘iron made instruments’” may not be allowed into World Cup 2006 matches, on the grounds that “iron is ‘heavy’ and ‘can be used as a weapon.’” Which means that fans of Trinidad and Tobago's football team may have to do without...
Swedish Blogs on “Eastern Europe”
It is safe to say that the blog scene reflecting “Eastern European” events is quite limited as compared to the “hotter” regions such as the Middle East. As for the many country-specific blogs on “Eastern Europe,” there is even less information to be found. Therefore, I here try to account...
Big River International Artists’ Workshop
Photos by caribbeanfreephoto Artist Ingrid Mwangi (Kenya/Germany) undresses in the waters of the Aripo river, as part of a performance piece she was having videotaped during the third Big River International Artists’ Workshop. The workshop is currently taking place in Aripo, Trinidad. Workshop participants have been commissioned to create works...
Trinidad & Tobago, UK: Pretend Carnival fete
Franka P. and her London friends pay homage to “that staple of Trinidad Carnival – the All Inclusive Fete” by organizing the “Carnival Saddos Pretend All Inclusive Fete”. Everything turns out fine — except the doubles.
Guyana, UK: Crime fiction writer
Guyana Diaspora profiles UK-based crime fiction writer Mike Phillips.
Trinidad & Tobago, UK: John La Rose
The Caribbean Beat Weblog notes the passing of Trinidad-born “poet, essayist, publisher, filmmaker, trade unionist, cultural and political activist” John La Rose, by linking to a Guardian obit by Linton Kwesi Johnson. Johnson writes that “the depth and breadth of his contribution to the struggle for cultural and social change,...
A small sampling of the best of what the food world has to offer
This has been a pretty busy week. No complaints at all, I sometimes just feel like I have been in this planet for a short time, other times I am just sugar high. I know, this may sound weird, but anyhow…let's go over some of the best and most interesting...
Latin American Voices
Time to take a trip through Latin America to see what Spanish-language bloggers are talking about. By far, the most linked-to post comes from Eduardo Arcos, a native of Ecuador who now lives in Mexico City and blogs at ALT1040. Taking into consideration his six years of blogging experience, he...
EU: Aid to Palestine Vs Aid to East European Member States
Michael of The Glory of Carniola analyzes the EU's strange funding priorities: in Dec. 2005, it is decided to cut aid to Eastern European member states by 10% – and on Feb. 27, 2006, following the victory of Hamas in Palestine and despite it, the EU pledges “120 million euros...
Hong Kong: Who killed Dai Fei?
Glutter takes a deep breath and dives in to embrace a conspiracy theory surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in that fateful car chase in Paris. “You will never hear me talk about anything to do with aliens, crop circles, princess grace, how Courtney Love Hired a hit...