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· June, 2011

Stories about Health from June, 2011

China: Recycling sewage oil

A video showing how industrial and sewage oil is recycled in a dirty workshop in China. (via Sina Video Weibo)

Cape Verde: A Story of Accessibility

Daivarela, on his blog, tells [pt] the story of how a capeverdean journalist, Maria Zinha, has successfully received a diploma in Cinema and Audiovisual, despite the accessibility barriers she constantly...

Cuba: Hunger Striker to Leave Island

Uncommon Sense reports that hunger striker Jorge Cervantes Garcia has ended his protest and “will be allowed to leave Cuba once he has recovered from the physical effects of his...

Russia: Deciphering Covert “Bath Salt” Drug Advertisements

LJ-user re3 writes [ru] about covert drug graffiti (e.g. “Aromatic salt – call center 24 hours”). Graffiti look like regular guerrilla ads air sprayed on the building walls. They, however, advertise fast delivery of the so...

Cuba: Old & Black

“Being old in Cuba is a problem”: But, explains Iván García, “it becomes harder if you are black.”

Peru: Women in Iquitos Protest High Levels of Aluminum in Water

A recent report shows that the levels of aluminum in the water consumed by the people of Iquitos is above what is permitted. Global Voices writer and Spanish Translation Manager,...

Cannibalism In North Korea, Smuggled Documents Reveal

GI Korea from the ROK Drop blog commented on local news report claiming that they have obtained smuggled documents confirming cannibalism in North Korea. Acts of cannibalism have long been...

Puerto Rico: C-Sections Too Prevalent

“48% of Our births are by cesarean section, the highest rate in the world”: Gil the Jenius says that “Our future children–and their mothers–absolutely deserve that We strive for their...

North Korea's Meth Export

Chinese authorities recently conducted a crackdown on drug in Chinese region bordering North Korea. Although it’s hard to trace the origin of methamphetamine, residents and experts believe that much of...

Argentina: Demonstrations in the Borda Psychiatric Hospital

Medical staff and associations rallied in the beginning of June to protest against the deterioration of housing conditions in the Hospital Borda, one the most notable psychiatric hospitals in Argentina,...

Venezuela: Arguments For and Against the Smoking Ban

It is no secret that smokers and non-smokers argue over issues regarding health, air and the freedom of choice. However, many people have used different modes of citizen media to...

India: Hungry For Power

Srishti Chauhan asks “why is India stepping on the nuclear bandwagon?”

Ecuador: Project Aims to Bring More Green to Guayaquil

In El Ecuador de Hoy [es] Guillermo Sornoza praises a project called ‘Guayaquil Ecológico’ [Ecological Guayaquil] which aims to bring more green spaces to the city in the form of...

Africa: Bloggers Remember the International Day of the African Child

June 16 marks the International Day of the African Child. The day was initiated by the Organisation of African Unity on June 16, 1991. The day honors those who participated...

Cuba: Cervantes Continues Strike

“Protest by suicide is never an acceptable option,” says Uncommon Sense as he blogs about the failing health of a hunger striker, “but it is important to remember that Cervantes...

Taiwan: A Song for Those Pro-Nuclear Power Legislators

Political vlogger 廖小貓(Kitty Liao) made a music video with the names of the legislators who passed the additional budget of the 4th Nuclear Power Plant that is under construction. In...

Kenya: The Winners of Pivot25 Mobile App Developer Conference

Mark announces the winners of Pivot25 Mobile App Developer Conference: “We’ve covered Pivot25 for the past two days. You can follow the goings on through our live blogs on Day...

Nigeria: Let's Monitor President's 105 commitments on HIV/AIDS

What can Nigerian citizens do about Goodluck Jonathan's 105 commitments on HIV/AIDS?:” We urge you to download these [commitments] from here and keep them. In 2015, and every year between...

Cuba: Guidelines on Rights

Despite new party guidelines on the rights of Cubans, Laritza's Laws says: “Although it touched on but did not recognize the theme of human rights, the reforms were not significant.”

Cuba: Worry About Hunger Striker

“The regime cracked down on him once against after he assumed the posture of NOT ceasing his anti-government activities”: Pedazos de La Isla blogs about the hunger striker Jorge Cervantes...

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