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· March, 2012

Stories about Politics from March, 2012

31 March 2012

Slovakia: Paying More Due to Corruption in the Area of State Tenders

Tibor Blazko highlights the ongoing public debate on corruption in the area of state tenders in Slovakia.

Bolivia: The Wandering Hands of the Santa Cruz Mayor

Santa Cruz Mayor Percy Fernández is in hot water because of his apparent inappropriate touching of city council member Desirée Bravo, which was caught on tape by the media during...

India: Arresting Tibetan Activists

Puerto Rico: “He Leaves at Last”

Spain: The Faces of the Young and Unemployed 51%

Zambia: Can Barotseland ‘Seccession’ Hold?

South Sudan may hold the record as the newest nation in the world but this may no longer hold if the developing situation in Zambia in which advocates of an...

Georgia: Tongue-in-cheek development forecast

Human Rights Mapping in Cambodia

Human rights advocates in Cambodia have been using online maps to document, monitor, and expose human rights violations across the country. Some of the maps track land conflicts, media killings,...

India: Media And The State

Bahrain: Tweeting Against Formula 1

As Bahrain gears up to host the Grand Prix, from April 20 to 22, netizens are rallying for the cancellation of the car race claiming that human rights violations are...

Bulgaria: Construction of the Nuclear Power Plant “Belene” Cancelled

The Bulgarian government announced the cancellation of the construction of the nuclear power plant "Belene" on March 28. This controversial project and the consequences of its halt drew quite some...

30 March 2012

Spain: General Strike Across Cities and Neighborhoods

Hundreds of people took the streets around cities and neighborhoods in Spain yesterday to participate in a general strike (29M) to protest against proposed government cuts to indispensable social services....

Brazil: Irregularities Denounced in the Council of Representatives of Emigrants

Founded at the end of 2012, the Conselho de Representantes de Brasileiros no Exterior [Council of Representatives of Brazilians Abroad], or the CRBE, linked to the Ministry of External Affairs,...

Guinea-Bissau: Constitutional Limits on the Presidential Elections

Claims of widespread fraud during the presidential elections in Guinea Bissau, on 18 March, allows for the possibility that the April ballot will take place with a single candidate –...

Ghana: Social Media Use in 2012 General Eelections

As Ghanaians are getting ready for presidential and parliamentary elections that will be held on 7 December 2012, BloggingGhana community has lauched a social media initiative that seeks to train...

South Korea: Politician Ridiculed for Twitter Account “Explosion” Accusation

In South Korea,a politician's ridiculous comment that his Twitter account was "exploded" by the opposition has come under fire. The politician's remark and the governing conservative party's rhetoric have drawn...

Moldova: 917-Day Marathon to Elect the President is Over

After two and a half years of repeated failures to elect the head of state, the Moldovan politicians finally managed on March 16 to give the country its new president,...

29 March 2012

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

Again this week, the regional blogosphere was dominated by talk of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba. With reports of repression at an all-time high, Cuban bloggers were dismayed by...

Spain: General Strike After Only 100 Days of Government

Spain's main trade unions have called a general strike for today, March 29, with the aim of paralyzing the country, and forcing the government to back down on implementing measures...

The Cuba the Pope Leaves Behind

Pope Benedict XVI's trip to Cuba has come to an end, a visit bookended by the Castro brothers: President Raul Castro greeting the pontiff at the airport and Fidel Castro...

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