Global Voices Digest

April 17, 2006, 11:47 pm
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Global Voices Online – Apr. 18, 2006

Sweet and Sour

Most everyone has probably heard of the Easter Bunny. But who has eaten one? Panamanian chef extraordinaire, Melissa De Leòn has all the juicy details. For the less adventurous, Vietnamese chicken balls. And finally, some journalist blog fans are taking big bites of an Indian food blog without paying the bill … or even a thank you.

French Antilles: Questions about Identity and Unemployment

The metaphor has been made before, but as our world grows smaller each passing year, Global Voices appears to be a daily sedimentary slice of our worldwide collective unconsciousness. The nexus between globalization, diaspora, and identity emerges again in Jennifer Brea’s inaugural post on the occasional tensions between Africans and French Antillians. Also, France’s Youth Labor Law from a Franco-Caribbean point of view.

Voices from Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

A new Zimbabwean “super blog,” titled Enough is Enough will serve as an information exchange for local citizens and a bridge blog to carry domestic news to an international audience. From the Democratic Republic of the Congo, reflections on moving from the dirt and grit of Kinshasa to the open space of Lubumbashi. In Uganda, an angered reaction to the introduction of Dunhill cigarettes. All this and more in Zim Pundit’s latest review from Africa’s Great Lakes region.

Village cricket match, Caribbean-style

Cricket season is upon us writes Georgia Popplewell from Trinidad and Tobago. I guess that means it’s finally time to learn the difference between a bowler, bail, and batsman. If your idea of cricket is waiting for the next over to be over, at least stop by to admire the pretty picture of an Easter Sunday cricket match in Howsen Village, Trinidad.

Cuba’s International Festival of Poor Cinema, Foster’s beer machismo in St. Petersburg, Tehran’s underground parties, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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