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24 January 2007

Stories from 24 January 2007

Haiti: Caribbean Soccer Cup Champion

Says Collectif Haiti de Provence (Fr): “The national soccer team won the Caribbean Cup by defeating Trinidad in the final 2-1. A deserved victory for the Haitians… In Port-au-Prince the...

French Guiana: Aerial Shots of Cayenne and the Forest

Carnet de Guyane posts (Fr) aerial shots of Cayenne and the guianese forest taken while flying over the country.

Trinidad & Tobago: Will Elton John be safe?

Jessica is certain that the early January assault on a Dutch model during a photo shoot in rural Trinidad was “a homophobic attack by a group of ignorant ruff necks...

Barbados: Barrow statue

Bajan Reporter discusses the controversy surrounding a newly erected statue of late Barbadian prime minister Errol Barrow.

Caribbean: Astrology and cricket

James Caldwell at enlists the help of astrology in assesing the fortunes of the West Indies in the upcoming Cricket World Cup.

Barbados: “Dear Police Force…”

In light of revelations that the Barbados police force may be using some of its newly acquired skills to identify the people behind their blog, Barbados Free Press writes an...

Jamaica: Patties

Stunner offers a crash course in Jamaican patties.

Yazan: Arabs have an Identity Crisis

Syrian blogger Yazan thinks Arabs suffer from an identity crisis dictated by a ‘superior’ past which is crushed by an ‘inferior’ present. “A superiority, that soon begins a never-ending fight...

Egypt: Sandmonkey Investigates 24

Egypt's leading blogger Sandmonkey has decided to investigate hit series 24 as he heard it was “insane, and according to some people superly racist against Muslims and Arabs”! He has...

Iran:More Academics Under Pressure

Azar says that not only students are under pressure by authorities but academics and university professors get fired for different reasons[Fa]. The blogger writes, sometimes, the academics are accused of...

Peru: The National Marinera Competition

Alejandro of Peru Food takes a break from cuisine to focus on the upcoming National Marinera Competition In Trujillo. Included are several videos of the dance including one from Trujillo's...

Argentina: Buenos Aires Blog Roundup

After a week-long bandwidthless break, Alan Patrick is back with the latest and greatest from anglophone Buenos Aires bloggers.

Guatemala: Bloggers at ExpoNet 2007

Both SiRGt [ES] and Cvander [ES] will be attending ExpoNet Guatemala 2007 and are quick to point out that all Guatemalan bloggers are invited.

Latin America: Professor Blog Directory

Blogfesores [ES] is a Spanish-langage directory of weblogs authored by professors. The directory is categorized by topics such as Adult Education, Classics, and Mathematics.

Brazil: Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist

“By all rights, Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist should have single-handedly delivered a knock-out blow to any popular conception that Latin American literature is ‘good’ literature. The novel is, simply put,...

Iran: A video of Iranian nuclear facilities

This video clip is part of an Iranian TV documetary showing Iranian nuclear facilities.Thanks to FarsiTube I have found it.

Jamaica, St. Lucia, Barbados: Post-independence

Geoffrey Philp takes on the subject of post-Independence literature in the Caribbean, noting the particular significance of the work of poets Kamau Braithwaite, Derek Walcott and Mervyn Morris.

Chile: First Bloggers Association

A group of Bloggers have decided to make the Chilean Association of Bloggers [ES]. The idea was born from the concern of not having a organized manner of communication. As...

Israel: Segregated Bus Lines

Writing in Jewlicious, Israeli blogger Laya complains about segregated buses, in which men sit in front and women at the back in Israel. “(W)omen have reported being threatened, harassed and...

Kurdistance: The End of Saddam

Since the hanging of Saddam Hussein at the beginning of this year, Global Voices has covered what the world has had to say about it, the only group left now...

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