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Throughout the late 1990s Michael Werbowski was based in Prague, collaborating with the prominent Czech daily "Lidove Noviny" newspaper and contributing to the English weekly the "Prague Post". More recently he has been based in Mexico and Central America covering mostly trade and environmental issues for both local and international media outlets. His articles have appeared in North American and European newspapers, Web sites and magazines in several languages.
No. Article Date
Canadian MPs Vote to Save US 'Deserters'
A powerful, symbolic vote to keep US soldiers from being deported is a brave move
41
Lee Zaslofsky, who deserted the US army during another unpopular conflict -- the Vietnam War -- in a show of solidarity... >>more
2008.06.06
Security Breach Opens Can of Worms for Canadian PM
[Analysis] Seduction, power and secret documents sink a young rising political star
42
And as if this hypocrisy has not reached its peak yet, the prime minster went overseas to Europe to tout Canada's suppos... >>more
2008.05.30
Home Is Starting to Look a Lot Like...
Is the globalization game coming to an end?
43
The customs agent scanned the travel document (standard procedure) then proceeded to flick through the pages with unusua... >>more
2008.05.17
Public Outrage Shocks Turkey's Ruling Elite
May Day crackdown deals blow to Turkish democracy
44
The impression that the police were given free rein to run amok and indiscriminately beat or club even bystanders in the... >>more
2008.05.05
May Day Mayhem in Istanbul
Dispatches from the front lines of the government workers conflict in Turkey's labour stronghold
45
What usually is the nerve centre of the city and where the hustle and bustle brims over in a place filled with tourists ... >>more
2008.05.01
Istanbul Chronicles
A citizen reporter traces daily life in Turkish city
46
When I am not following the deluge of news in Turkey I immerse myself in the rhythms of Istanbul. One way to slow down a... >>more
2008.04.16
Distinguishing Istanbul and Prague
Michael Werbowski contrasts two great European capitals in the midst of urban transformation
47
Istanbul has its own urban problems, yet for a city its size they are less visible than in the golden city of Prague, no... >>more
2008.04.10
The Old Fool of Prague
A poem about contempt and indifference to the common man and his ways
48
My friends continue to assail me. Their mission is to champion human rights for the Kosovars, the Tibetans and the Chech... >>more
2008.03.30
Political Tremors and Social Discontent Shake Up Turkey
Legal wrangling and rising resistance to IMF reforms imperil Turkey's growth
49
Local financial reporters bewail the current account deficit, which worsened to US$38 billion in 2007. Turkey continues ... >>more
2008.03.19
Impressions of Istanbul
A city with history, intrigue and culture as seen 'up close and personal'
50
Unlike in Prague, in Istanbul there is no real past for me, so I feel the thrill of "starting over" in this city, of bei... >>more
2008.03.12
Letter from Istanbul
Michael Werbowski on the latest developments in Turkey
51
On the diplomatic front the fallout from the shortened military operation against the Kurds continues to fill space in t... >>more
2008.03.08
Turkey's War on Kurds May Be Cut Short
Ankara may have to curtail military offensive, until next time
52
Washington currently shares vital intelligence information with Ankara and had hinted that it might stop doing so if the... >>more
2008.02.29
Letter from Istanbul: Headscarves
'I'm the face of modern Turkey and I feel like my freedom is becoming limited...'
53
I notice a young woman sitting next to me and engage her in an impromptu discussion. She's an aspiring young actress and... >>more
2008.02.28
Struggle to Contain the Kosovo Crisis
[Opinion] Statehood has opened a Pandora's box of international instability
54
It remains unclear if the small Balkan state will remain a protectorate under some kind of a UN mandate (the UN's curren... >>more
2008.02.20
Czech Parliament Reelects President
Klaus wins second term to the delight of Czech smokers but the ire of Brussels
55
Klaus was always the favorite but procedural complications and prolonged haggling among his supports and detractors fail... >>more
2008.02.17
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