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'Forward, not back'

'Forward, not back'

Even before applying to WPI, there was a plan. If I was approved, I would stay almost one month more to cover the United States elections. It would be two dreams at a time, since I’ve always aspired to both participate in a fellowship and to cover the American elections.

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Videsi elections, desi erections

Neha Dixit notes down the amusing differences between the Indian and American election campaign during her nine weeks long fellowship in the US

Yesterday was the last day of the US Presidential Election Campaign. They say the race between Obama and Romney is razor thin. They will vote today. The results will be out soon.

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"They need us"

"They need us"

I've been talking about this guy, Jorge Ramos, for two days, so I thought I might as well write my blog about him.

There could be few journalists more influential. Last week President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney came down to Miami to be grilled by him. I can't imagine there are too many journalists in the US that have that kind of pulling power.

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Obama faithful brave the squall for democratic convention climax

Published at The Australian online, September 7

ANOTHER storm sweeps through Charlotte, cooling the air and sending people running to bus shelters and the awnings of skyscrapers. The downpour is intense and those caught in the squall are saturated. But the rain won't dampen the enthusiasm of the people of this southern city for perhaps the biggest event in their history, the speech tonight by Barack Obama. Within minutes the storm is over and the t-shirt vendors are out peddling their wears again.

 

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Democratic National Convention and Brazil

Democratic National Convention and Brazil

It was a tiring three-day journey, but it was worthy. As I have been working with international issues for ten years, I've always wanted to cover the United States elections, and I am now in USA doing exactly that.

And it began last week with the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. By the time I was there with the other WPI fellows, I wrote some pieces for the news website at which I work in Brazil.

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Conventional Politics

The climate in Charlotte could not have been better. Wait.. It IS true that the heat was humid and sticky, and that at any moment it rained, skies unleashed lightning, which I can tell you can be easily compared with the much colder Bogotá. To avoid confusion, it might be better to say it this way: the political climate in Charlotte could not have been better.

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