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· April, 2006

Stories about Western Europe from April, 2006

DRC Diaspora: UDPS Wallonie May 1st Forum

On May 1st, UDPS Wallonie will hold a conference in Liege, Belgium to explain why UDPS will not partake in the upcoming DRC elections, says (FR) UDPS Liege. Details are...

World: Farmer's Market International Parade

Melissa De Leon and Elena Hernandez are co-hosting the “The Farmer's Market International Parade” where participants from across the world post photos of their neighborhood markets, which will then be...

Trinidad & Tobago: World Cup football news

Stacy-Marie Ishmael responds to a FIFA news story expressing surprise that the Trinidad & Tobago World Cup team has a white member, with a reminder that it's important to “militate...

Guyana: Playwright

Guyana Diaspora profiles Britain-based playright Michael Abbensetts.

Serbia & Montenegro: Kosovar Schoolgirl Battling Dutch Immigration Officials

CafeDA writes about Kosovar schoolgirl Taida Pasic's battle with the Dutch immigration authorities: “Pasic's family fled from Kosovo to the Netherlands when she was 12. The IND decided the family...

DRC: Informal vs. Official World Order

UDPS Liege contrasts (FR) the official world order (UN and other international bodies) to the informal world order (multinational corporations and secret service agencies). According to the informal world order,...

Cooking Pleasures

#1: From Caracas, Venezuela: Blog de Zulmy I have just discovered her blog, but it seems to me that she is and will be one of the most active food...

Mexico, Spain: WordPress.es and Ferca

As they occasionally do, a web2.0 war of words has broken out. When Eduardo Arcos typed in the domain wordpress.es he was redirected (ES) to the weblog of the Ferca...

Guatemala: Francofonía en Guatemala

Francofonía en Guatemala (ES, FR) is the first Guatemalan blog dedicated to the promotion of French culture and language.

DRC: Upcoming UDPS Forum in Belgium

Opposition party UDPS will hold a forum entitled “Political Crisis in the DRC and UDPS’ Refusal to Participate in the Electoral Process” on May 1 in Liege-Outremeuse, Belgium, writes (FR)...

Caribbean, UK: Amerindian exhibit

At the Caribbean Beat Blog, Tracy Assing posts a short review of the “From the Amazon to the Caribbean” exhibition at the Hornmian Museum in Dulwich, England.

French Antilles: Questions about Identity and Unemployment

Questioning Identity in the Diaspora Tino Land, written by a Martiniquan blogger living in Paris, highlights the tensions that sometimes exist between Africans and French Caribbeans, criticizing French Antillians who...

Sweet and Sour

#1: The weirdest and tastiest grilled rabbit for Easter If your quota of cute chocolate eggs and bunnies has been reached for this lifetime already, you will love this idea:...

Africa: European Double Standards on Corruption

While the EU prepares to impose sanctions on Bielorussian authorities who allegedly committed election fraud, says (FR) Generation Consciente, “numerous African dictators [who commit election fraud…] consistently visit Europe without...

Chad: French Military Presence Worries Blogger

French troops killed 60 unarmed civilians in Ivory Coast 4 years ago alleging self-defense, writes (FR) Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique in a skeptical tone. In light of these events...

Spain: What You Want to Hear

As handy and effective as the text-based Internet is, it sure doesn't communicate emotions well. Not like film. Which is why I wholeheartedly recommend that everyone watches Guillermo Zapata's short...

Argentina, Spain: More Music

Two more Argentine indie groups recommended by musical connoisseur Fernando Casale. Check out sample tracks from Sync Filmico and Alvy Singer. From Spain, 4024 Segundos is a compilation available for...

Guilt-Free Food Blogs Review

#1: From Japan, I was just really very hungry Milking the soy bean, part 1: learn how to make soy milk with no special equipment. Milking the soy bean, part...

The Pop World Cup

Stacy Marie-Ishmael links to the Pop World Cup web site, in which football teams compete on the basis of songs from their countries and the winner is decided by popular...

Bold Flavors of the World

#1: From Cambodia, Phnomenon To understand Cambodian cooking, we have to look back to explore the historical events that took place there and the cultures that influenced the building of...

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