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· July, 2012

Stories about History from July, 2012

30 July 2012

Argentina: Evita's Face on New Banknote

In honor of the 60th anniversary of the death of Eva Duarte de Perón (Evita), President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner unveiled a new banknote with Evita's image, replacing Julio Roca...

29 July 2012

Nepal: Lumbini Impressions – An Opportunity Lost

Jamaica: Campaign to Exonerate Marcus Garvey – Part 2

Jamaican diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp has been working tirelessly to gather signatures for the online campaign to exonerate Marcus Garvey, who, in the early 1920s, was convicted and sentenced to...

Cambodia: Primer on Preah Vihear

28 July 2012

Reasons to Boycott the Olympics?

With any major event, there are both celebrating and dissenting voices. The Olympics is no exception, and there are bloggers from across the world making their voices heard on why...

27 July 2012

Jamaica: Campaign to Exonerate Marcus Garvey – Part 1

Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican political leader, writer and thinker who is considered a national hero in the land of his birth. But in the United States, Garvey is down...

25 July 2012

Argentina: A Tour Through Rosario and its Architecture

The city of Rosario, located 300 km from the city of Buenos Aires in Argentina, offers lovers of architecture a tour of history through its buildings, which mark the era...

24 July 2012

Colombia: “Are We Truly Independent?”

On Colombia's Independence Day, bloggers and Twitter users expressed all sorts of opinions on the Internet. While some commemorated the day by showing their pride for being Colombian, others commented...

23 July 2012

Sri Lanka: Remembering 23rd Of July 1983

Russia: Hacker Hell, Scourge of the RuNet

RuNet Echo

When noted Russian anti-corruption activist Alexey Navalny's email and Twitter accounts were hacked, it came as no surprise that the hacker "Hell" took responsibility. A legendary figure in the RuNet,...

22 July 2012

Palestine: Remembering Political Cartoonist Naji Al Ali

On the 25th anniversary of his assassination, we take a look back at the Palestinian political cartoonist Naji Al Ali, who was famous for criticising Arab autocratic regimes and Israel...

21 July 2012

Moldova: Communism – Is It Really Over Now?

On June 12, Moldova’s parliament condemned the Soviet totalitarian communist regime and prohibited the use of the communist symbols, the hammer and sickle. Diana Lungu reports on the online reactions...

Bangladesh: Dhaka Becomes Capital of Islamic Culture

The Bangladesh capital Dhaka has been declared as the capital of Islamic culture along with two other cities by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO). Dhaka is termed...

20 July 2012

South Africa: #HowMandelaSoldUsOut

An open letter to Nelson Mandela published on South Africa's premier news site News24, argues that the iconic leader 'sold out' black South Africans in negotiations that ended the Apartheid...

19 July 2012

United States: Spanish TV Series on Pablo Escobar Breaks Ratings Record

Telemundo, the second largest Spanish-speaking TV network in the United States, premiered a new series “Escobar: The Evil Patron,” about the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. During its first days,...

18 July 2012

Africa: Nelson Mandela, an Icon Transcending Differences

On his 94th birthday, the entire world is celebrating Nelson Mandela, and the internet users of Francophone Africa are no exception. Nelson Mandela remains an absolute icon of the African...

17 July 2012

Vietnam: Bad Politics and the Economy

Mauritania: Remembering the Country's First Military Coup

July 10, 2012 marked the 34th anniversary of the first military coup in Mauritania, when the military overthrew President Moktar Ould Daddah. Mauritanian activists remembered the anniversary of the 1978...

Jamaica: Half a Century of Independence

Come August 6th 2012, Jamaica will celebrate 50 years of independence from Great Britain. In this post, two bloggers - one from the diaspora and the other living on island...

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