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6 February 2007

Stories from 6 February 2007

Haiti: Political maturity

Alice Backer views Haitian — indeed, Caribbean — supporters’ throwing their support behind a single candidate in a New York City Council election as a sign that the community is...

Argentina: Buenos Aires Blog Roundup

Among the many posts summarized in Alan Patrick's latest dispatch, we find Ken’s description of the dog walkers in Buenos Aires, yet another post about the prevalence of mullets in...

Grenada: Prime Ministerial apology to China

Ryan Patrick at the West Indies Cricket Blog posts the audio of the public apology offered by the Prime Minister of Grenada for the erroneous playing of the Taiwanese national...

Jamaica: Happy birthday, Bob Marley

Geoffrey Philp marks Bob Marley's birthday by posting a poem written in tribute to the Jamaican reggae superstar.

Cuba: Two cookbooks

She'll get to Cuba eventually, but in the meantime, TriniFood of the Can Cook, Must Cook blog reviews two Cuban cookbooks.

Trinidad & Tobago: Panorama 2007

Caroline.neisha at the Caribbean Beat blog paints a picture in Trinidadian English of the semi-finals of the Panorama steel orchestra competition, which took place this past weekend under dramatically altered...

Caribbean, China, Taiwan: A joint policy

At the Caricom Blog, Sir Ronald Sanders makes the case for the Caribbean to pursue a “joint policy” towards China: “Belize, Haiti, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and St Kitts/Nevis...

Uganda: President under pressure

Lovely Amphibian explains why it is hard to be a president in Uganda, “Our president is on pressure as we speak. If he’s not, well, he should be. What with...

Mali: Malian cuisine

Sociolingo's Mali blog has a post about Malian cuisine: “The main foods eaten by a moderately well-off family living in Mali’s capital, Bamako, are rice, millet, sorghum, and beans, cooked...

Ghana: delayed funerals

An American in Africa writes about the burial of a traditional chief, two years after he passed away: “Anyway, Ga Mantse died almost two years ago, but tribal chiefs are...

Mexico: Ethanol Boom Inspires Protest and Hope

“For the Corn!” by Cadeva – A protester against rising corn prices in Mexico City's Chapultepec Park. As old as sin, I mean, alcohol Today's hemispheric rundown of all things...

Russia: Khodorkovsky

As Mikhail Khodorkovsky is facing new charges, his lawyer, Robert Amsterdam, blogs about the situation. An anonymous guest-blogger, The Politechnologist, provides more analysis.

Russia: Khodorkovsky in Chita

Grigory Pasko follows Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev to Chita and the preliminary detention center they are kept at; he writes about it at Khodorkovsky's lawyer's blog: “As of December...

Russia: Novgorod Demographics

According to Copydude, Novgorod is a city where children's playgrounds look abandoned and prams are “an unusual sight.”

Russia: Conversation With Litvinenko's Widow, Part 13-15

David McDuff has completed his translation of Marina Litvinenko's interview – part 13, part 14 and part 15 are now posted at A Step At A Time.

Ukraine: Salo

Greetings from Kiev posts a rather immodest picture of a pig and writes about the Ukrainians’ favorite food, salo.

Iran:Christiane Amnapour,CNN star journalist,in Iran

Mazyar Nazemi has published several photos of Christiane Amanpour,top CNN journalist,in Tehran.According to the blogger Amanopur was in Iran to make a documentary about Iranian nuclear project.The blogger adds Amanpour...

Ukraine: Grain Crisis

Victor Yanukovych's government can't control the situation with grain again, writes Foreign Notes: “Quotas were applied from 31 st December 2006 and this has led to the scandalous situation described...

Iran:Two Iranian bloggers received Human Rights Watch award

Human Rights Watch announced that Shahram Rafizadeh and Arash Sigarchi are two Iranian bloggers who received the prestigious Hellman/Hammett prize, an award that recognizes writers globally who have been victims...

Ukraine: Yanukovych Popularity in Donbas

Foreign Notes reports that roughly half of Donbas population supports Victor Yanukovych, despite the region being traditionally seen as the PM's stronghold.

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