Stories about Western Europe from September, 2006
Macau nurtures Luso-Sino connection
Macau can be seen today as the very capital of a reinvigorated Luso-Sino friendship. In addition to holding the Economic and Commercial Cooperation Forum which happened this last weekend, the city is preparing to host the First Lusofonia Games, to be held during the week of October 7-15. The event...
Senegal, Chad, Belgium: Where Will Hissene Habre be Judged?
Generation Consciente, Un Autre Afrique explains that (Fr) after a 5-year negotiation between Senegal, Belgium and the African Union on which of the two countries should host the trial of former Chadian leader Hissene Habre, “Abdoulaye Wade has decided at the African Union summit in Banjul that former Chadian leader...
Senegal, France: Police State
France-based Senegal Diaw wonders (Fr) why France still feels like a police state despite the riots from last summer when youth protested the treatment of young people of color by police. He tells of an instance when he was searched by the cops in a subway station.
Macau: The 1st Lusofonia Games will be held between 7-15 October 2006 in Macau
Timor Online writes about the 1st Lusofonia Games to be held between 7-15 October 2006 in Macau. Portuguese speaking countries and regions will compete for glories in the sports of football, futsal, beach volleyball, volleyball, basketball, taekwondo, table tennis and athletics. Apart from exciting competitions, impressive cultural performances will compose...
Senegal: Immigration Agreement with France
Semett writes (Fr): “Dakar signed the despicable “agreement” whose main point is the (inhumane) expulsion of Senegalese (and probably other Africans) from France to Senegal. In the court if History, we are witnesses to those House Negroes (i.e. African leaders) who, faced with the problems of the continent's youth, have...
Venezuela: Blog Roundup
A.M. Mora y Leon has a useful roundup of Venezuela's English-speaking blogosphere.
Esperanto Day / Esperanto-Tago
This is the first of a set of postings offering a roundup of the Esperanto-language blogosphere, culminating with a posting to review the Esperanto-Day postings. Esperanto Day is a project sponsored by the Esperanto League for North America that proposes that bloggers everywhere post a bilingual posting in Esperanto (and...
Global Food Blog Report #32
#1: From Sri Lanka, Moju meditations on Hitler and Vegetarianism: "Hitler was a vegetarian" As you can see below from the quotes of Hitler…he was a vegetarian and a teetotaler! How is it possible that a vegetarian and a teetotaler could kill millions of people? The reason I ask is...
Aruba: Political tidbits
ArubaGirl brings us up to speed on the goings-on on the political scene in Aruba, whose citizens will now be allowed to vote in European parliamentary elections, and some of whose goverment ministers were strangely absent from the ceremony marking the opening of the new parliamentary year.
Spain: 50 Years of Television
Want to do something besides watching TV this weekend? Why not watch the history of TV … in Spain that is. (Click on each thumbnail to see the video on YouTube)
Mexico, Spain: El Intermediario by Hernán Casciari
Andrés Bianciotto, in a bilingual post, recommends a short story by Argentine-Spanish blogger Hernán Casciari.
Peru, Spain: Rights of Peruvians Abroad
Commenting on the story of 19-year-old Peruvian student Diego Segura Loayza, who was expelled on his layover in Madrid while on-route to the Czech Republic to study abroad, Ewing Jesús Falla Arévalo asks (ES), “where are the calls to watch over the rights of Peruvians in the exterior?”
The Table of Free Voices
Bebelplatz, a square in Berlin, situated near to state opera and the Humboldt University buildings has an infamous past. Seventy Three years ago (1933) Nazi youths instigated by their Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels burned around 20,000 books, including works by Thomas Mann, Erich Maria Remarque, Heinrich Heine, Karl Marx and...
Global Food Blog Report #31
#1: Crispy Waffle takes a culinary adventure! Check out her Travel: Tunisia post and you will get a very tasty review on all things edible during the trip. Tunisia, located in North Africa between Algeria and Libya, has an unusual culture stemming from its indigenous Berber roots, Arabic legacy and...
UK: Tony Blair's long goodbye
“Behold the stubbornness of the politician. The arrogance and blindness and stupidity of the species,” writes British-born Trinidadian blogger Jeremy Taylor, examining Tony Blair's refusal to step down. “It's a lesson that some parts of the Caribbean have yet to learn. Everyone has their sell-by date, after which the product...
Martinique, France, World Cup: Would a Blue Shirt Have Done it?
Faced with evidence that the French soccer team wore blue jerseys in 1998 and 2000 when the team had better World Cup luck, Le Blog de [Moi] theorizes (Fr) that the team's choice of a white jersey for this year's World Cup final was unwise.
Spain, Mexico: Third Blog Anniversary
Mexicanos en España, a weblog dedicated to – you guessed it – Mexicans in Spain, celebrates it's third anniversary.
Spain, Ecuador: World Cup of Basketball
Juan Luis describes this year's World Cup of basketball, won by Spain, as the most exciting sporting event he had seen in quite a while (ES). Ecuadorean blogger Christian Espinosa would seem to agree (ES).
Global Food Blog Report #30
#1: From Navarra, Spain, Garbancita (ES) shows off with a delectable "Mermelada de Cebolla" (Onion Marmalade). According to the creator, it is amazingly easy to prepare and it is delicious served with foie. She prepared it two months ago and brought it along with the biggest foie she found, as...
Bangladesh blog buzz
The latest opinions and views from the Bangladeshi blogs including refugees, gender equity, energy, human rights, politics, international relations, culture and cyber society etc. issues: