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· April, 2012

Stories about Breaking News from April, 2012

26 April 2012

Colombia: “San Andrés belongs to Colombia”

France: The Presidential Election Through Foreign Eyes

While the French are preparing to choose a president in the upcoming weeks, French voters overseas and foreign media have reacted as the first round poll came to an end.

24 April 2012

Brazil: Journalist and Blogger Executed in São Luís, Maranhão

On the night of April 23, Brazilian journalist and blogger Décio Sá was shot dead in a bar in the most crowded avenue of the city of São Luis, in...

22 April 2012

France: #RadioLondres, Election Day Fun and Dissidence on Twitter

After a gloomy presidential election campaign, French voters are finally having fun on voting day, with hashtag #RadioLondres, to oppose the ban on publication of early results.

Bahrain: Tear Gas, Violence Surround F1 Grand Prix Race

Bahrain hosts the Bahrain Grand Prix on April 22 but the run-up to the event has seen huge protests. In clashes police have been firing tear gas and stun grenades...

21 April 2012

Colombia: What Did the VI Summit of the Americas Leave Behind?

Netizens commented on various events, some serious and some lighter ones, related to the Sixth Summit of the Americas. They also shared their opinion on the agreements that were reached...

15 April 2012

Colombia: Explosions near the US embassy in Bogotá

Guinea-Bissau: Military Attack Citizens in Demonstration

Egypt: The Fall, Rise and Fall of Omar Suleiman

On April 6 Omar Suleiman, Egypt's former vice president and intelligence chief, announced his candidacy for president. On April 13, tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Tahrir Square to...

Spain: King Juan Carlos and the Elephant in Botswana

Egypt: The Drama of the Presidential Race

It's hard to predict the results of the presidential elections in Egypt, due to the dramatic events taking place every day. This post tries to shed light on the political...

Syria: Safana Baqleh, the “Freedom Harp”, Arrested in Damascus

When Rima Dali was arrested on April 9 for holding a banner reading “Stop the killing. We want to build a country for all Syrians”, musician Safana Baqleh was the...

13 April 2012

Russia: Ilya Varlamov, Omsk's Blogger-Mayor?

RuNet Echo

In the city of Omsk, a local activist group has arranged online primaries for opposition candidates, in order to nominate one for the city's June mayoral election. Popular Muscovite photoblogger...

Perspectives on North Korea's Unsuccessful Rocket Launch

North Korea launched a rocket on April 12, despite international warnings of censure and further isolation. But to its embarrassment, the rocket disintegrated right after the launch and its remnants...

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