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Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, USA: Obama's Vision

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp thinks that Barack Obama “has a deep understanding of America and that he offers a transcendent vision of America that we haven't had in a long time”, while Notes from Port of Spain quotes Obama's “race speech”: “‘I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas,'” Barack Obama declared last week in a speech that seemed to awe just about everyone… ‘and for as long as I live, I will never forget that in no other country on Earth is my story even possible.’
Excuse me? Has Barack never heard of Trinidad and Tobago, to take just one example?”

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