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· April, 2008

Stories about Law from April, 2008

Soviet History: Samizdat Anniversary

Window on Eurasia writes about the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Soviet samizdat publication, the Chronicle of Current Events.

Estonia, Russia: Bronze Soldier Crisis Anniversary

Vilhelm Konnander posts an extensive analysis of the issues surrounding the first anniversary of the Estonian Bronze Soldier crisis.

Brazil: Homicide counter on the streets

Recife is the first city in Brazil and in the world to have a homicide counter installed on the streets. Since January 1st only, there have been 1,511 deaths in...

Brazil: WordPress attorney blogs about the blocking

Marcel Leonardi [pt], the Brazilian attorney who is representing WordPress in the case of a possible ban on the platform in the country, blogs: “In the motion filled by the...

Thailand: Boycott Tesco Lotus campaign

British company Tesco Lotus has sued three Thai journalists in just one month for writing about the “aggressive” operations of the global retailer in Thailand. As a protest, Fable supports...

Vietnam ends adoption program with U.S.

American couple and bloggers Robert and Lesa went to Vietnam 16 months ago to adopt a girl. Imagine their disappointment as Vietnam ends its adoption program with the United States

Ethiopia: Teddy Afro denied bail

Nazret links to an article about the Ethiopian musician Teddy Afro: “The Federal High Court of Ethiopia has this morning denied bail for the release of Tewodros Kassahun (Teddy Afro)....

Cuba: Passing Sentence

Child of the Revolution, Uncommon Sense and Ninety miles away…in another country all comment on Raul Castro's decision “to commute most death sentences to 30 years to life in prison.”

Bahamas: Abuse of Power

In the Bahamas, Womanish Words blogs about an environmental fundraiser gone awry: “The Royal Bahamian Police Force needs to know that we the new and awakened public doesn’t sit by...

Jamaica: Elections – Take 2?

As dual citizenship laws dictate that certain ruling party Ministers are ineligible to sit in Parliament, Jamaica and the World wonders whether the Prime Minister can avoid calling another general...

Kuwait: Speeding Foreigners Unwelcome

A new traffic law which ejects foreign traffic violators from the country, is creating waves in Kuwait. While one blogger asks what the fuss is about when other countries have...

Bangladesh: Motivation for Corruption

Asif Anwar at Ideas for Brighter Bangladesh opines that corruption cannot be prevented by law, rather it should be discouraged: “Corruption is motivated from the aspirations for ‘better life’. Remove...

Bahrain: Food, Money and Traffic

Bahraini bloggers are sticking to the important subjects this week: food, money and traffic congestion, writes Ayesha Saldanha who brings us the latest vibes from the local blogosphere this week.

Bahamas: Educational Responsibility

“Remember, everyone we can save is one less who will have an opportunity to participate in crime”: Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit says that education is a collective responsibility.

Bermuda: Drunk Driving

As more road fatalities make the news, Bermuda Longtail says: “The message must be hammered home that drunk driving is unacceptable.”

China: I Want My Two Bucks

Hanhan commented on the lawsuit against CNN in New York and pointed out that the lawyer had never gotten approval letter from 1.3 billion Chinese to represent them in the...

Peru: MRTA No Longer on US Terrorist List

Silvio Rendon of Gran Combo Club [es] notices that the guerrilla group MRTA (Revolutionary Movement Tupac Amaru) is no longer listed on the U.S. list of terrorist groups, and that...

Indonesia: Rice laws

‘Sarapan Ekonomi, quotes a scholar who says “Asian rice laws and regulations are going in the wrong direction.”

Haiti: Food Crisis

kiskeácity links to a Haitian organization's perspective on the island's food crisis.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Safety Issues

As St. Vincent & the Grenadines’ latest homicide makes the news, Abeni says: “It's a scary situation which seems like it will get worse before it gets better.”

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