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Rising Voices Bloggers on Obama's Victory

Bloggers from around the world, including those trained in Rising Voices outreach projects, have been penning their reactions to President-Elect Barack Obama’s victory in Tuesday’s election in the United States. David Sasaki brings us the story.

Today's Faves: Liberian Youth, Pepsi, and Obama in the Lottery

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. 1) My first pick for...

Debate Watch: What is Sarah Palin Getting Into?

Just a few short hours until the 2008 Vice Presidential Debate and days away from Sarah Palin’s infamous interviews with Katie Couric. So, what’s expected of the Republican VP candidate tonight, as she proves to the world and American voters that she’s a superior choice to Democratic VP candidate Joe Biden?

Bloggers nod Biden and his comments

Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden has further earned his nickname of “Foot-in-the-Mouth-Biden” as agreed by global bloggers. Here's a reflection from bloggers from Columbia, the Netherlands and Italy.

Global: Obama’s record-breaking fund raising effort

Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama broke yet another record – raising over $66 million in August with about 500,000 new donors. International bloggers react.

Campaigning Abroad: A welcome change or an exercise in futility?

With both candidates spending some time abroad to explain their foreign affairs strategies (Obama currently in Afghanistan and soon in Europe, McCain in Mexico and Colombia) the rest of the world wonders whether they should celebrate this new emphasis on international relations or expect a potential backlash for either candidates.

McCain Visits Colombia and Meets with Uribe

Republican presidential candidate John McCain began his Latin American tour in Colombia where he met with his counterpart Álvaro Uribe. Discussing issues such as a free-trade agreement, drug policy and the fight against the FARC guerrillas. His visit also happened to coincide with the rescue of 15 FARC hostages.

Caribbean, Latin Music Videos for Obama

World citizens have created a string of campaign songs in support of American presidential candidate Barack Obama that are so good his campaign ought to compile them and sell them on an album.