Stories Cuba from November, 2008
The election of Barack Obama won primarily on a platform of change has inspired some Latin American bloggers from Costa Rica, Cuba and Paraguay to reflect on their own countries They wondered about what they might learn from the historic race, what might be possible, and what is in store for their own countries.
Barack Obama's historic win in the US Presidential election was as much the Caribbean's as it was America's and regional bloggers still have not come down from Cloud 9â€¦
The region (and indeed the world) thinks it knows who has won the race to the White House, but the suspense is killing Caribbean bloggers. Seriously. The mood in the blogosphere is positively electric, with (almost) everyone catching Obamamania...
There is no doubt about it, the 2008 US Presidential election has captured the attention of the world. Whatever the reasons for the unprecedented global interest, there is one common denominator - the rest of the world will continue to be affected by US policies - so in a sense, this is their election as much as it is America's. And in one little corner of the world, at America's back door, Caribbean bloggers have been monitoring developments and waiting for this day...
Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably know by now that Barack Obama's paternal aunt, Zeituni Onyango, 56, who was affectionately described as "Auntie Zeituni" in his memoir, "Dreams from My Father," is a Kenyan immigrant living in Boston public housing. She is also living there illegally, which complicates issues considering she contributed $260 to her nephew's presidential campaign. Bloggers from around the world react.
John McCain's campaign tried to tie Barack Obama to Rashid Khalidi, whom it called a "neo-nazi," "radical professor" and a "former Palestine Liberation Organization spokesman." What do international bloggers think about these claims?