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13 February 2007

Stories from 13 February 2007

Haiti, France: Benefit for Haitian Schools

Collectif Haiti de Provence posts (Fr) pictures of a benefit for Haitian Schools held in France.

China: Li Yinhe fires back

Peijin Chen from Shanghaiist translates a post from Southern Metropolis entitled “A China This Big Cannot Tolerate Even One Li Yinhe?” The article is not only about Li, but also...

Jamaica: Reggae and the Grammys

Barbadian blogger Titilayo adds her two cents to the debate over whether the reggae category at the Grammy awards should be split in two.

Jamaica, USA: On privacy

“The irony is that the American achievement of new community and the Jamaican devolution into isolation is fueled by the same source: the Internet,” writes Jamaican novelist Marlon James. “Through...

Cuba: The untamable Internet

Marc Masferrer has news for Cuban Communications Minister Ramiro Valdés, who said recently that “The wild colt of new technologies can and must be controlled”: “What Valdes either doesn't know,...

Cuba: Arriving in Miami

Marta Darby remembers arriving in the US from Cuba with her family in 1961, on the day before Valentine's Day: “Back then, in early 1961, Cubans would still go to...

Puerto Rico: Congress on Educational Blogs

The First Congress of Puerto Rican Educational Blogs took place on February 8-9, 2007. Here's the Congress blog (ES).

Cuba: Soyinka in Havana

Jesús Risquet reports on Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka's attendance at the 16th International Book Fair in Havana, Cuba.

Moldova: Questions on the Law

Law in Moldova poses law-related questions to Moldova's president Voronin: “Does the President care about the country's image that exist among its own citizens? It seems from the words of...

Slovenia: Euro-Tracking

Via EuroBillTracker, The Glory of Carniola tracks his 20-euro bill from Slovenia to Italy, where it was printed. A reader is disappointed his bill's origin isn't as exotic.

Slovenia: Preseren Day

The Glory of Carniola writes about Preseren Day and the Slovenes of Alexandria.

Russia: Pancake Week

The Turkish Invasion writes about the celebration of the Pancake Week in Russia: “For the Russians Maslenitsa is like a carnival for the Italians, especially because the initial sense of...

Ukraine: Protesting Hate Speech

A Step At A Time reports on the protest against hate speech initiated by the Ukrainian Gay and Lesbian Center “Our World” following the homophobic remarks made by Leonid Grach,...

Local government supports anti-bullfighting movement in Medellín, Colombia

This year has marked a sea change in the city of Medellín, Colombia regarding animal rights. The local government has been supporting the annual bullfighting festivities for years, but this...

UAE: Oil Spy and Sex Expert?

UAE-based blogger Cowboy Media links to news reports on an oil spy in Qatar and a sex expert in Saudi Arabia.

Iran:Demonstration against Nestle in Tehran

Kamangir reports that Basij members protested in front of Nestle branch in Tehran.He adds one of the slogans was “to save Al-Aqsa Mosque, we do not eat Nestle.” We can...

Poland's Pulse: Healthcare Bingo, Alcohol Curfews, Red Pig

Photo by Embe at warsawdaily A week of intermittent snowfall broke a dry spell, drawing kids outdoors for some winter games. It will be a short-lived affair as the winter...

Mexico: History of Spanish Via Podcast

Spanish-speakers and lovers of language should check out Incendio en el Jardín de la casa, a podcast series by Octavio Isaac Rojas Orduña about the history of the Spanish language.

Venezuela: Chávez starts talking green

Both Leftside and The Latin Americanist give some analysis to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's recent enthusiasm for environmentalism.

Uruguay: Pizza & Faina

“In Uruguay pizza is not round, and slices are not triangular, well now [it] is getting more common, but when I was a kid, round pizzas could only be seen...

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