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· December, 2011

Stories about Development from December, 2011

Bangladesh: Why A Region Is Poor?

Basher tries to analyze why a large region in the north of Bangladesh remains poor.

Brazil: Central Bus Station Reflects Precariousness of Human Rights

Emmanuel Rodrigues, writing for the Brazilian blog Eleições Hoje (Elections Today), comments on [pt] the precarious situation of homeless people and others who ramble around the central bus station of...

Egypt: Using Twitter for a Healthier Life

Can Twitter be used to save people's lives or improve their health? Tarek Amr looks at a Twitter account, ran by a couple in Egypt, aimed at increasing health awareness...

Brazil: Journalist Threatened at Belo Monte Dam Construction Site

Brazilian journalist Ruy Sposati, in Altamira, Pará, denounces the death of yet another worker at the Belo Monte Dam construction site, another round of mass layoffs of workers on strike...

Brazil: Youth Demands for “Real Democracy Now”

Brazilian journalist and blogger Lucas Morais analyzes [pt] the revolutionary movements that have spread throughout the world in 2011 and says that “this youth has increasingly become more aware of...

Kenya: First World Problems in a Third World Country

Bankelele looks at first world problems in a third world country: “Ory (@kenyanpundit) reigned some of us with a recent comment that people are complaining on twitter about a lack...

Ghana: Ghana should not ban second-hand cars

The Ghanaian Minister for Environment, Science and Technology, says that legislation will be coming into Ghana to ban the importation of second -hand cars. Bello disagrees:”How are Ghanaians supposed to...

Guatemalan Children Caught in the Cycle of Starvation

Guatemala Solidarity Network posts an article by Natasha Pizzey-Siegert entitled ‘The children of Guatemala are starving’ where she writes that, “a slow, deep hunger has been building in Guatemala for...

China: A Guangdong Village on the Verge of a Brutal Crackdown

Illegal land acquisition has once again led to large-scale protests in Guangdong province, followed by a suspicious death and police crackdowns. One news commentator writes, "This is the first mass...

China, U.S.A: Housing Prices

Dan from China Law Blog compares the housing prices among cities in China and U.S.A.

Russia: Interview With an “Overseas Filipino Worker”

English Dad in Moscow interviews a woman from the Philippines who works as a cleaner and babysitter in Moscow: “I wanted to know how hard is to move here as...

China: Cloud Computing Turned into Real Estate Business

China Bubble Watch alerts the readers that a number of cloud computing centers in China are turning into real estate development projects.

Brazil: Referendum on the Separation of Pará State

Brazilian blogger João Villaverde writes [pt] about the coming referendum in the Amazonian state of Pará, that could divide the state into three new separate entities. This first-time people's ballot...

Macedonia, China: Comparing Air Pollution in the Capitals

Anastas Vangeli, а Macedonian studying in Beijing, compared the levels of air pollution and policy measures between that city and his hometown Skopje.

Tanzania: Tanzania@50: What do we have to show for it?

Ahmed reflects on Tanzania at 50 by asking, “Tanzania at 50 what do we have to show for it?”: “We have immense challenges and, as the saying goes, do Tanzanians...

Brazil: Five Cities Without Mobile Phones

Although Brazil has, today, over 231 million mobile lines for a population of around 191 million people, there are still five isolated cities without any mobile signal for connection, reports...

Brazil: Video-debate on Belo Monte Dam

Brazilian journalist and blogger Lino Bocchini published [pt] the video of a debate on the construction of the Belo Monte Dam, in the Amazonia rain forest. Journalists and experts on...

Africa/Caribbean: Vote for the YoBloCo Awards

Public evaluation is now open for the “Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition” (YoBloCo) : “We received more than 90 entries for the competition, among which we shortlisted a total of...

Madagascar: Debating the Worth of Foreign Direct Investment

While Madagascar attempts to find a way out of a prolonged political crisis, Malagasy bloggers are discussing the value of foreign direct investments. Many Malagasy believe that Madagascar, like many...

Sri Lanka: Colombo Property Issues

Colombo Property developments are not well managed and the values are inconsistent, opines Indi.ca.

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