Nicholas Laughlin · March, 2011

Latest posts by Nicholas Laughlin from March, 2011

Jamaica: political satire thrives

  4 March 2011

“Political satire is alive and well in Jamaica,” writes Active Voice, pointing to the supposed Twitter account of the controversial gang leader and “president” of the Tivoli Gardens community Christopher “Dudus” Coke: @dudusfromtivoli.

Puerto Rico: remembering Corretjer

  4 March 2011

3 March was the birthday of Puerto Rican poet, journalist, and activist Juan Antonio Corretjer Montes (1908-1985). Repeating Islands summarises this year's anniversary commemorations across the island.

Barbados: politician pushes social media

  4 March 2011

Former opposition leader Mia Mottley is encouraging citizens to use social media “to bring about change,” reports Barbados Underground, who reads between the lines to analyse her political reasons.

Suriname: Mickey Mouse art

  4 March 2011

Artist Wouter Klein Velderman, on a residency in the town of Moengo in Suriname, shares images of his current work in progress: a monumental Mickey Mouse sculpture made of wood, “a symbol for a certain kind of transition.”

Trinidad and Tobago: advertising anthropology

  4 March 2011

“The culture of a country is not only found in the country’s song, dance and shark and bake but also in the full-page ads in the newspapers,” writes This Beach Called Life. “These ads sometimes show, in a subtle way, who are the real power brokers.” He shares some recent...