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· November, 2012

Stories about Caribbean from November, 2012

12 November 2012

Student Dies in Protests in Dominican Republic

On Thursday the 8th of November, the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo was the scene of one of several protests against the fiscal reform. During the protest, the police caused...

11 November 2012

A Historic Road Takes an Online Detour in “La Calle Loíza”

A walk down one of the grittiest streets in the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan has a new pit stop, and it’s online. Calle Loíza, in the historic downtown...

Cuba: Time for Constitutional Reform?

9 November 2012

The Bahamas: U.S. Election Result Sign of a Global Shift?

The recently-concluded U.S. election captured the interest of the entire world. Post-election, a couple of bloggers from the Caribbean territory that is geographically closest to the United States - the...

Jamaica: The Gay Man is Somebody's Son

Guyana: Women are not Objects

7 November 2012

Yet Another Political Status Referendum in Puerto Rico

In the fourth political status referendum in its history, Puerto Rico is prepared to choose whether to be annexed to the United States, independent, or a sovereign US commonwealth. Given...

6 November 2012

Puerto Rico Votes Today

Jamaicans Debate Gay-Bashing Incident

The beating of a gay student at the University of Technology in Jamaica has continued to be a subject of discussion online. While the exact details of the incident are...

5 November 2012

Haiti: Hurricanes Hardest on the Poor

Protest in Trinidad & Tobago over Section 34 Scandal

On Friday, various sectors of the Trinidad and Tobago public participated in a protest march calling for the resignations of Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and Minister of National Security Jack...

Jamaica: Talking about the Gay Issue

Bahamas: Banking or Learning?

Curacao: Feeling the Tension

4 November 2012

Cuba: “Hurricane” Damage

Student Beating Raises Issue of Homophobia in Jamaica

A gay student at Jamaica's University of Technology (UTech) was allegedly caught in a "compromising position" and suffered a beating at the hands of campus security guards. The incident was...

3 November 2012

India: Playwright Girish Karnad Slams Award for V.S. Naipaul

The audience was surprised at the Tata Literature Live! festival in Mumbai on November 2, when playwright Girish Karnad spoke angrily about the presentation of an award to Nobel laureate...