10 July 2010

Stories from 10 July 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: Crying Wolf?

  10 July 2010

Jumbie's Watch says that some “draconian measures” are being proposed to combat crime in Trinidad and Tobago, adding: “No one supporting these measures think far enough ahead that the erosion of human rights for SOME really means an erosion of human rights for ALL.”

Bermuda: 10 Things

  10 July 2010

Bermuda's Breezeblog attended the World Cup in South Africa and shares ten things he learned from the experience.

Jamaica, Guyana: ‘Don’ Culture

  10 July 2010

Annie Paul sees “shades of Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke and the ‘Don’ or ‘community leader’ phenomenon we know so well in Jamaica” in Guyana's Roger Khan, saying: “But in Guyana there is an added complication that, mercifully, is absent from Jamaican politics: the vexed issue of race.”

China: Proposal to use more Mandarin in TV provokes Guangzhou citizens

  10 July 2010

A recent proposal to use Mandarin instead of Cantonese in the TV news programs of Guangzhou, the capital city of China’s Guangdong province, has been strongly opposed by local residents. The proposal, brought up at the city committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference on July 5, advised Guangzhou...

Venezuela: How to Improve Venezuelan Literature

  10 July 2010

Julio from Panfleto Negro [es] presents 21 ideas to improve Venezuelan literature. Some of these “ideas” are written with quite a bit of irony; Julio exploits clichés about writers and readers to come up with a list that reads like advice for literature lovers who want the art to live...

Chile: Rapper and Hip-Hop Artist Ana Tijoux

  10 July 2010

Roberto Carreño dedicates [es] a post to Chilean rapper and hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux, calling her “the Chilean artist of the year.” She recently finished touring the United States where she performed 12 concerts.

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