Canadian Literature magazine
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Canada Literature

The first decades of the twentieth century gradually prepare for the maturity conquered by the last generations of Canadian writers. The twenties and thirties recorded the first poetic awakening, thanks to contacts with the European and American avant-garde. Among the English speakers, AJM Smith and FR Scott stand out, and in particular EJ Pratt and […]

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United States 2006

Yearbook 2006 USA. President George W. Bush persistently persisted in defending his “war on terror” during the year, despite growing criticism at home against what many saw as restrictions on legal security and an increasingly constructive foreign policy. The three-year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq was passed at a time when the situation there […]

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Trinidad and Tobago 2006

Yearbook 2006 Trinidad and Tobago. In March, Trinidad and Tobago decided to take the help of 39 police officers from British Scotland Yard to cope with the rising crime rate in the country. The British police officers would cooperate with a special force within the country’s own police force for two to three years. According […]

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Papua New Guinea 2006

Yearbook 2006 Papua New Guinea. At the beginning of the year came an international report warning that Papua New Guinea’s natural rainforests were threatened by eradication through illegal logging. Above all, Malaysian forest companies were identified as lawbreakers. According to the report, timber is mainly exported to China and is widely used for products sold […]

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Panama 2006

Yearbook 2006 Panama. On November 7, the United Nations General Assembly elected Panama in the Security Council as representative of Latin America and the Caribbean following a lengthy voting process. Only after three weeks and 47 rounds of voting were the countries of the region able to unite around Panama after Venezuela and Guatemala withdrew. […]

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Nicaragua 2006

Yearbook 2006 Nicaragua. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Nicaragua include Independence Day (September 15) and New Year (January 1). Daniel Ortega’s victory in the November 5 presidential election meant that the FSLN (Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional), in his fourth attempt, succeeded in regaining power for the first time since the 1990 election […]

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Mexico 2006

Yearbook 2006 Mexico. The opposition party PRD (Partido de la Revolución Democrática) increased its representation in the congress in the congressional elections held in July. However, the presidential election held at the same time became very even and caused a slight political chaos in Mexico for the rest of the year. When the electoral authority […]

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Jamaica 2006

Yearbook 2006 Jamaica. After Percival Patterson – Jamaica’s prime minister for 14 years – announced his resignation, his ruling party, PNP (National People’s Party), in February elected the popular Portia Simpson Miller as new party leader – and thus automatically also new prime minister. She took up both positions at the end of March/April and […]

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Honduras 2006

Yearbook 2006 Honduras. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Honduras include Independence Day (September 15) and New Year (January 1). The rise in violence in Honduras led President Manuel Zelaya to decide on the establishment of a special military unit specialized in the fight against organized crime. It will be based in H’s second […]

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Guatemala 2006

Yearbook 2006 Guatemala. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Guatemala include Independence Day (September 15) and New Year (January 1). The violence in Guatemala reached new record levels during the year and the number of murders per capita – which was already second highest in Latin America – had increased by 10% at the […]

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Grenada 2006

Yearbook 2006 Grenada. In June, Grenada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommended that the criticized trials against the so-called Grenada 17 be redone. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Grenada include Independence Day (February 7) and New Year (January 1). The Commission was formed in 2001 to investigate what really happened on the island during […]

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El Salvador 2006

Yearbook 2006 El Salvador. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in El Salvador include Independence Day (September 15) and New Year (January 1). The opposition party FMLN (Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional) noted some successes in the congressional and municipal elections on March 12, but far less than expected. The party’s candidate Violeta […]

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Dominican Republic 2006

Yearbook 2006 Dominican Republic. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Dominican Republic include Independence Day (February 27) and New Year (January 1). The PLD (Partido de la Liberación Dominicana) won a landslide victory in the May 16 congressional elections. For the first time, the PLD can use a comfortable majority in both the House […]

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Dominica 2006

According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Dominica include Independence Day (November 3) and New Year (January 1). Following his release in June 1982, John immediately began working on the formation of a left-wing coalition. In 1983, Oliver Seraphin’s DEMLAB party was incorporated into the DLP, which in this way – for a short time […]

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Cuba 2006

Yearbook 2006 Cuba. The most talked about event in Cuba during the year was that President Fidel Castro fell ill and was hospitalized for an emergency gastric operation, an event published on state television July 31. The exile Cuban opposition in the US immediately concluded that Castro was dying and began to prepare for the […]

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Costa Rica 2006

Yearbook 2006 Costa Rica. Following a dramatic vote counting process by hand, Oscar Arias and PLN (Partido Liberación Nacional) were declared in February to have won the presidential election over Ottón Solís and PAC (Partido Acción Ciudadana). According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Costa Rica include Independence Day (September 15) and New Year (January […]

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Canada 2006

Yearbook 2006 Canada. The January 23 election led to a change of power for the first time in twelve years. The Conservative Party of Canada received 124 of the 308 seats against just over 103 seats for the Liberal Party. The election was also a success for the Social Democratic New Democratic Party, which received […]

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Belize 2006

Yearbook 2006 Belize. The hope of a definitive solution to the old border dispute with Guatemala increased in February after a meeting of representatives of the two countries in Washington, organized by the American cooperation organization OAS. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Belize include Independence Day (September 21) and New Year (January 1). […]

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Barbados 2006

Yearbook 2006 Barbados. In April, some fishermen off the coast of Barbados made the startling discovery of a six-meter long boat with eleven dead men aboard. The boat was towed to Bridgetown, where police found that the men died of starvation and dehydration. The men were probably from Senegal, on their way to the Canary […]

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Bahamas 2006

Yearbook 2006 Bahamas. In March, the country’s highest court, the British Privy Council, abolished the country’s mandatory death penalty for murder. The court ruled that it was contrary to the Constitution to automatically punish all murderers with death. The issue of the death penalty is sensitive in the Bahamas; the murder rate is high and […]

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Antigua and Barbuda 2006

Yearbook 2006 Antigua and Barbuda. The protracted trade dispute between Antigua and Barbuda and the United States over the availability of foreign Internet gaming companies to the US domestic market continued during the year. Antigua and Barbuda have become increasingly dependent on foreign currency from Internet casinos based in the country as a result of […]

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North America Languages

North America – Languages In the US and Canada, English is dominant, while Spanish is the main language in Mexico and parts of the Caribbean. Just over 18% of the population of the United States as a mother tongue has languages other than English, especially Spanish (2000). In Canada, where about 25% are French speakers, […]

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Haiti 2006

Yearbook 2006 Haiti. The first round of Haiti’s presidential election on February 7 was surrounded as expected by major practical difficulties and political attacks. René Préval, leader of the Lespwa Party (“Hope”), claimed that a widespread election fraud had sabotaged his victory. However, the electoral authority made sure that the voting was done, which ultimately […]

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Saint Kitts and Nevis 2006

Yearbook 2006 Saint Christopher and Nevis. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Saint Kitts and Nevis include Independence Day (September 19) and New Year (January 1). The local parliament on the island of Nevis gained a new majority in connection with elections in July. Nevi’s renewal party won three of the five mandates, while […]

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2006

According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Saint Vincent and Grenadines include Independence Day (October 27) and New Year (January 1). The first residents of the islands were the Arawak people who came from South America. They were later displaced by the more belligerent carribes, and these were the ones Columbus encountered when he arrived […]

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Greenland 2006

Yearbook 2006 Greenland. In the spring, two large pedophile armies were unveiled that shocked Greenland. More than 50 boys and girls had been victims of two men arrested by police. One of the men committed suicide in the detention center. At the same time, it turned out that about 30 convicted sex offenders go free […]