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· April, 2011

Stories about History from April, 2011

Barbados: Barrow's Beach

Mullins Bay Blog wonders how one of the country's national heroes “would…have graded his heirs and successors, …who sat idly by and did nothing as the sand disappeared and coconut...

North Korea: Rumors and Superstitions Surrounding Former US President Carter

Former US President Carter visited the North Korea to resolve the country's nuclear issues, but failed to meet North Korea's reclusive leader, Kim Jong-il. A North Korean insider report, Open...

Cuba: Bosch Dies

Cuban bloggers note the passing of Orlando Bosch, with Machetera saying: “There are good terrorists and bad ones, and clearly the mainstream media have settled on the fiction that Bosch...

Armenia: Pseudo-patriotism and flag burning

Unzipped comments on the creation of a Facebook page by some students in Armenia calling for the “virtual burning” of the flags of Azerbaijan and Turkey. The blog says it...

Ukraine: Memories and Photos of Chernobyl in August 1986

Aleksandr Strannik (LJ user av-strannik) arrived at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in mid-August of 1986, some four months after the April 26 blast at Reactor #4, to assist in...

Zimbabwe: Bloggers Discuss President Mugabe's Legacy

Zimbabwe is a country where public discussion about the President's health or a future without him can land one into jail. Blogs have become the only forum where "sensitive" political...

Ukraine: Stories From the Charity Walk to Chornobyl

Liudmyla Bulychova guestblogs at UK Ambassador Leigh Turner's blog about Charity Walk to Chornobyl, which was held on April 22-23. More stories [en, fr] and photos – here.

Ukraine: “Twenty-five years ago – Chornobyl – Where were you?”

uaMuzik and Nash Holos blog about the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe.

Guatemala: Remembering the Death of Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera

In Central American Politics, Mike writes: “On this date [April 26] in 1998, Roman Catholic Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera was found bludgeoned to death in his residence in Guatemala City....

UK: The Royal Wedding's “Russian Connection”

Siberian Light writes about “a Russian connection” in the UK Royal Wedding story: “the George III Tiara, or the Russian Fringe Tiara” that Kate Middleton may wear for the April...

Macedonia: New Laws to Have an Adverse Impact on Cultural Heritage

An archaeologist blogger reacts to the new legislation that legalizes illegal construction in Macedonia, including buildings that destroy historical heritage sites.

Haiti: Amnesty or Justice?

Toussaint on Haiti shares his thoughts about the possible granting of amnesty to Jean-Claude Duvalier and Jean-Bertrand Aristide by the new President-elect.

Cuba, U.S.A.: Tamayo to Leave with Son's Remains

Bloggers are monitoring the impending departure from Cuba of Reina Luisa Tamayo, who is reported to be going into exile, but not without the remains of her son, “murdered Cuban...

Armenia-Turkey: Suffering on both sides

Journalist in Turkey comments on the anniversary of the 1915 massacre and deportation of ethnic Armenians in Ottoman Turkey and says that it was commemorated for the second time in...

Argentina: Croatian Community Reacts to Sentence of General Ante Gotovina

On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) handed down sentences to the Croatian generals Ante Gotovina, Mladen Markač and Ivan Cermak. Gotovina and Markac...

Belarus, Ukraine: “Chernobyl: The First Month”

At OpenDemocracy.net, Barys Piatrovich, a Belarusian writer and journalist, recalls the first month after the Chernobyl catastrophe of April 26, 1986: “It was difficult for me to write this text....

The Genetic Origin Of Indians

Ever wondered about the genetic origins of Indians? Razib Khan at Sepia Mutiny analyzes in details about the genetics of Indians and the South Asians in general.

Russia: Photos of Moscow, Circa 1931

LJ-user nikolas11 shares [ru] rare photos of 1931′ Moscow made by Branson DeCou, XX century traveler and photographer. Hand-colored photos depict Russian capital 2 years after the “Great Turn” and before many...

Ukraine: “Chernobyl Tourism: Time to Put an End”

Leopolis writes about the negative effect of “Chernobyl tourism”: “It has been branded as extreme tourism. The only problem is that as opposed to jumping off a cliff, you see...

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...

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