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· April, 2011

Stories about Development from April, 2011

27 April 2011

Madagascar: Here We Go Again with Land Grabbing, minus the Outrage

Peru: Hydroelectric Projects in the Amazon Under Discussion Again

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) requested the suspension of Brazil's Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, reopening the debate in Peru on similar projects and their impact on the Peruvian...

24 April 2011

Examining Africa's Growth

While the African Development Bank announced three days ago that it will downgrade its forecast for growth in Africa as a result of the turmoil in various regions of the...

21 April 2011

Zambia: Tweeps Discuss Need For Condom Distribution in Prisons

Issues such as HIV/AIDS and homosexuality are emotive issues in Zambia. The former has claimed a lot of lives in the last quarter of a century and the latter is...

20 April 2011

Costa Rica: Climate Change Affecting the Cloud Forest

The Monteverde Now project documents the stories of 11 members of the Monteverde Community through short video interviews where they explain how their life has been transformed and how they...

Memories of Portuguese Decolonization

19 April 2011

Laos: Protest against Xayaburi dam

Mexico: Felipe Calderon's Cabinet on Twitter

In mid-April, the government headed by Felipe Calderon announced with much fanfare that every member of the cabinet was now registered on Twitter, and prepared to deal more directly with...

18 April 2011

Nigeria: Hackers Wish

China: Clearing Urban Centers of ‘Unwanted’ People

From early 2011, major cities in China have started cleaning up "dangerous" and "low-end" elements of their populations. The proposal on "population control" was firstly introduced in the People's Congress...

17 April 2011

China: Sunday Night Political Chat

Chinese academic and Internet celebrity Yu Jianrong found time during a recent visit to the United States to talk about China's current political climate amid the long string of recent...