Stories about Health from February, 2011
Mexico: Social Media Reacts After Influential Journalist Carmen Aristegui is Fired
Mexican Twitter users have been very active debating the news that influential anchorwoman Carmen Aristegui was dismissed from her MVS Noticias radio show 72 hours after she asked on air if President Felipe Calderón should "give a clear, pristine, formal answer" to whether he suffered from a drinking problem.
Trinidad & Tobago: Keith Smith Passes Away
“The real measure of the man is the gap that will be left in…Trinidad & Tobago now…he was a one-of-a-kind, and there are precious few of those in this plastic world”: Bloggers mourn the death of iconic journalist, Keith Smith.
Trinidad & Tobago: R.I.P., Mighty Striker
Trinidad & Tobago bloggers acknowledge the passing of calypsonian The Mighty Striker.
Zimbabwe: Try drinking this water!
Marko Phiri posts a picture of Bulawayo water on the morning of 5 February 2011. He says, “Try drinking that!”
Peru: New Strain of Dengue Spreads in the Amazon
A dengue outbreak that emerged in the Peruvian Amazon region of Loreto has easily spread through several neighbouring regions. On the 1st of February, four confirmed cases had been officially reported in Lima, the Peruvian capital.
Belarus, Ukraine: Photographer Blogs About Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
Documentary photographer Michael Forster Rothbart is guest-blogging about the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone at Chernobyl Children International.
Cuba: More Questions About Mazorra
Laritza's Laws notes the decision of the Havana Provincial Court in the case of the deaths, by starvation and cold, of 26 psychiatric patients in January 2010, saying: “So the trial ended. Sentences were handed out, but many questions remain.”
Egypt: Five Killed in Tahrir Square as Egyptians Day 10 Protests Begin
Anti-Mubarak demonstrations are continuing for the 10th day across Egypt, with harrowing reports of death and injuries coming out of Cairo's Tahrir Square, where government-paid thugs clashed with protesters all night.
Egypt: Mubarak is Strangling Us, as Banks Remain Closed and Food Runs Out
Banks and stock markets remain closed in Egypt today, as Egyptians continue their anti-Mubarak protests for the eighth day in a row. Reports continue to emerge of food and medical shortages, as the cash flow dwindles after ATM machines across the country have stopped working. The consensus is that Mubarak is deliberately starving the people.