Stories from October 12, 2008
Muslim, Black, Unpatriotic, Un-American, Sexist: Just a few of the insults hurled at Barack Obama since the inception of his presidential campaign. Despite Barack Obama's commitment to American politics, distrust of him runs deep in many parts of the U.S.
â€œWhen the Americans are getting ready to elect a president, the whole world holds its breath,â€ writes Moroccon blogger, Robin des Blogs [Fr]. It's a sentiment held by many around the world, but some Moroccon netizens aren't sure which outcomeâ€“an Obama or a McCain presidencyâ€“would be best for Morocco.
The U.S. Peace Corps started working in Azerbaijan in 2002. Since then, over 190 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Azerbaijan and a number set up blogs from the beginning of 2006. Operating outside the capital, Baku, the blogs detail life in the regions of an oil-rich country that few would otherwise experience.