Stories Americas from November, 2008

World Video Responses to Obama's Election

Recharge your video camera. Tell Barack Obama what you think he should do when he becomes president. Read on, for an opportunity for citizens around the world to be heard by television viewers in the USA.

Africa: Back to Reality after Obama's Election

The election of Barack Obama prompted hope throughout Africa that the perception of the continent and the nature of relations between Africa and the US will now be different. However, many bloggers are now warning their fellow Africans against unrealistic expectations. The fact that Obama’s father was Kenyan, they argue, will not alter the fact that Obama was elected by Americans to look out for American interests in the world.

Global: On Obama's Cabinet Choices

Two weeks since Barack Obama was elected president and a little less than eight weeks away from his inauguration, and world bloggers have commented on every move the he’s been making and every post he’s assigned.

Global: Palin for 2012?

With less than two weeks away from the closing of the 2008 election, talk about Sarah Palin running in 2012 is already hitting the blogosphere. In the Netherlands, Michael van...

Brazil: Is Obama the American version of president Lula?

In the case of Lula, hope overcame fear. In the case of Obama, hope overcame prejudice. Both leaders won peoples' trust that changes would come. Six years on, Brazilian electors are yet to see many of the dreamed changes come true. Can Barack Obama learn from the errors of a Southern neighbor?

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.

Obama Made in Brazil – Part II

Brazilians celebrate Obama's victory in Brazil and Obama lookalikes have been spotted all over the country. A blogger claims that Obama would not be born if it wasn't for Brazil, and another expects a Obama baby boom in there too. The US elected president still fascinates its southern neighbor.

Armenia: Bloggers React to Obama Victory

With ethnic Armenians spread worldwide, the reaction to Barack Obama's victory was not just confined to the Republic. U.S. citizen Nazarian, for example, even voted. Artur brings us the story.

Francophone bloggers: Barack, don't disappoint

Like much of the world, France held its breath on the night of the election. It woke the next day happy and elated. Bloggers from France and throughout La Francophonie, however, understand that the road ahead for President Obama is long and difficult. Read what's on their minds.

El Salvador: Around the Blogosphere

The blogger from Soy Salvadoreño [es] (I am Salvadoran) wrote the following post soon after the election of Barack Obama, and linked to several of his fellow bloggers from El Salvador. This is a translation of his post.