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GeoCurrentcast Episode #8- Central Africa

By Samuel Raphael Franco | February 28, 2010 |
GeoCurrentcast Episode #8- Central Africa

GeoCurrents is proud to present our eighth installment in the Geocurrentcasts series, an in depth illustrated lecture profiling the history and geography of current global events.This week’s episode takes us to Central Africa, providing a comprehensive look at the history, linguistic diversity, and geography of the region, using the Democratic Republic of the Congo as

Free Tours of Guantanamo Bay… in Google Earth

By Samuel Raphael Franco | February 22, 2010 | One Comment

Today’s post focuses on Guantanamo Bay, and is illustrated with Google Earth. Please download a free copy of Google Earth, and then download this KML file, as an interactive accompaniment to this Geocurrents post. Guantanamo Bay was obtained by the United States following the Spanish American

54-40 or Fight, Canadian Bacon, and Vancouver: Land of the Olympics and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh

By Samuel Raphael Franco | February 14, 2010 |

We’re going to run with the Olympic torch here at Geocurrents, and fill you in on the history and geography of Vancouver, beefed up with 3D Google Earth imagery. Vancouver is North America’s fourth largest seaport, by tonnage. This owes largely to the geography of the region. The port is nestled away the pacific, by

Soccer Diplomacy Keeps Armenia, Azeris, Apart

By Samuel Raphael Franco | February 8, 2010 |

The UEFA , football’s governing body, switched Armenia from its assigned group for a 2012 tournament, as draw would have guaranteed a matchup with neighbor and rival Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan and Armenia are in a frozen territorial dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh, which is territorially part of Azerbaijan, but has remained under Armenian control since the Nagorno-Karabakh

Geocurrentcast Episode #7- Latin America

By Samuel Raphael Franco | February 7, 2010 |
Geocurrentcast Episode #7- Latin America

Geocurrents.info is proud to present our seventh GeocurrentCast, which provides a broad scan of the electoral geopolitics of Latin America, while profiling the major candidates and ideals across Bolivia, Honduras, Chile, Brazil and Venezuela.Download or watch the podcast here

Geocurrentcast Episode #6- Iraq, January 2010

By Samuel Raphael Franco | February 1, 2010 |
Geocurrentcast Episode #6- Iraq, January 2010

Geocurrents.info is proud to present the latest installation in our ongoing Geocurrentcast series of video geography lectures. This lecture provides a thorough review of regional geopolitics in Iraq, the upcoming census, new developments in the US campaign, and a detailed history of Iraq through today. This is a must watch for anyone interested in the

The Capital Off with Mo Rocca & Claire

By Samuel Raphael Franco | January 30, 2010 | 3 Comments
The Capital Off with Mo Rocca & Claire

Check out former daily show correspondent Mo Rocca going toe to toe in a battle of world capitals with Claire Calzonetti, a former student of Professor Lewis, and producer for the Joy Behar show.My favorite part of this, aside from Turkmenistan, is watching Mo jump around like a bunny, giddy with the power that comes

Geocurrentcast Episode #5- Afghanistan

By Samuel Raphael Franco | January 21, 2010 |
Geocurrentcast Episode #5- Afghanistan

I am proud to present to all of you the fifth installment in our ongoing series of Geocurrentcasts Video Lectures, which focuses on the history and geography of Afghanistan and the ongoing US Campaign.Click here to view or download the presentation.Please post questions, feedback, and other relevant discussion on the lecture in the comments section

Haiti’s Quake History and Why the Dominican Republic Should Worry

By Samuel Raphael Franco | January 20, 2010 |

Haiti sits between two massive seismic plates, the Gonave Plate, part of the larger North American Plate, and the Caribbean Plate to the south. The capital, Port Au Prince lies less than 20 km from the Enriquillio-Plaintain Garden Fault (EPGFZ), the a convergence point between the two plates. This fault is a ‘strike slip fault,’

Transnistria–Stranger than Paradise

By Samuel Raphael Franco | |

Ukrainian Foriegn Minister Pyotor Poroshenko and Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat and Vice Prime Minister Iurie Leanca have agreed to an official border demarcation process, for the beginning of the 2010 calendar year. To nobody’s surprise, the border negotiations were held without a representative from Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, the de-facto rogue state that holds the

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