Stories Globalization from October, 2008

Obama or McCain – Who is Better (Or Less Bad) for Brazil?

This is the first US presidential elections in which Brazilians clearly see issues close to their hearts at stake. Both candidates have at some point touched on biofuels, international trade, Latin American integration and the place of Brazil in the world. Bloggers from Brazil have their say on who is a better president from their perspective.

Caribbean: How the U.S. Vote Affects the Region

As the moment of truth draws closer, Caribbean bloggers are getting more vocal about what an Obama presidency could potentially mean for the region. Janine Mendes Franco reviews the Caribbean blogs for reactions.

Africans reflect on Bush, Obama and McCain

As the presidential election zooms towards the final lap, Africa finds itself in the throes of debate for the first time since the major party primaries ended in June. Since Barack Obama and John McCain beat back their respective challengers earlier this year, the two major party candidates have focused on other issues in the race for the presidency, like the global financial crisis and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Regardless of not having a place at the table, many Africans and African bloggers have followed the U.S. presidential race with keen interest.

Today's Faves: Jackass, America's Image, and African Killer Bees

Voices without Votes continuously aggregates interesting links about the election from world bloggers. Our authors take turns picking their top 3 personal favorites every weekday. The pickings were slim on Thursday but that didn't prevent me from finding analysis and commentary from some of the world's best. Ari Herzog looks at posts from Puerto Rico, Canada and Trinidad and Tobago.

Bloggers Weigh in on Voting Irregularities

With Election Day just less two weeks away and early voting booths opening, issues surrounding the validity of the different ways to vote have arisen. Hoa Quach reviews blogs on this matter.

Bloggers fear impact of economic crisis on Madagascar

As the economic crisis continue to worsen, both US presidential candidates, European leaders and heads of international organizations predict that international aid will have to be reduced. Developing countries like Madagascar which are still relying heavily on international aid fear that such reduction will severely hinder the progress made in social development and reduction of extreme poverty. So will the economic crisis affect Madagascar and how ?

Today's Faves: Obamessiah, a Change in Faith, and Right-Wing Republicans

Voices without Votes continuously aggregates interesting links about the election from world bloggers. Our authors take turns picking their top 3 personal favorites every weekday. What do a 29-year-old “strong...

Sarah Palin: From Foreign Policy to Chinese Astrology

Hours before U.S. Senator Joseph Biden and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin face-off in St. Louis, Missouri in the only vice presidential debate of this election season, there is an expectation...

Is The US Global Leadership Fading Away?

As Congress works to pass a revised bailout plan for sinking financial institutions, and the repercussion of the crisis is felt severely throughout the world, a recurring question seems to be on international bloggers' minds: Is the economic leadership of the US in the world starting to fade away?

Debate Watch: What is Joe Biden Up Against?

Since Barack Obama selected Senator Joe Biden as his running mate just prior to the Democratic National Convention in August, little attention has been paid to the Senator from Delaware. With all of the media's attention focused on Obama himself (as well as Sarah Palin of course), little focus has been given to Biden. The blogosphere is the exception, however, as bloggers debate Biden only hours before the vice presidential debate.