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· March, 2011

Stories about North America from March, 2011

29 March 2011

Bolivia’s Conflicting Stance With the USA on Coca Chewing

The 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs ordered the elimination of chewing coca leaves within 25 years of the treaty going into effect. Bolivia has again resurfaced as a...

Afghanistan: Leaked Photos Unveil “Repugnancies” Committed by US Army

On March 21, 2011, the German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel released three horrific photos of Afghan civilians killed by a group of United States soldiers. Bloggers have reacted to...

25 March 2011

U.S. Embassy in Uganda Gets Social

The United States Embassy in Uganda is now active in the social media sphere, providing updates on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. In a speech launching the initiative, Ambassador Jerry Lanier...

23 March 2011

Brazil: Obama's Visit Marked by Protests, Repression and Criticism

Intended to be a party, US President Obama's first visit to Brazil was marked by the controversial decision for his country to intervene militarily in Libya, in addition to the...

21 March 2011

Mexico: U.S. Drones Gather Intelligence on Drug Cartels

A story first reported on March 15 by The New York Times has garnered strong responses from Mexican netizens based at home and abroad. Citing American and Mexican officials, the...

20 March 2011

Pakistan: Blood Money Sets Raymond Davis Free

Raymond Davis, an American security official, was charged for two counts of murder in Pakistan and citing him as a diplomatic official the US State Department demanded his release under...

19 March 2011

Tunisia: Hillary Clinton's Unwelcome Visit

On the night of Wednesday 15 March, 2011, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton arrived in Tunisia after a trip to Egypt. Her visit was marked by protests in capital...

18 March 2011

Japan: Good Wishes and Prayers Sent Through Video

As a response to the situation in Japan after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, people have turned to videos and music as a way to send their best wishes...

16 March 2011

USA: Science Bloggers Explain Earthquakes and Tsunamis

As Japan and the rest of the world struggle to make sense of the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear scare, science bloggers are sharing facts to help explain what happened.

15 March 2011

USA: Student Blogs Seeks Middle East Voices

USA: Science Bloggers Explain Fukushima

The horror of Friday 11 March's earthquake and resulting tsunami near the east coast of Honshu, Japan soon gave way to widespread panic as explosions rocked the Fukushima nuclear power...

11 March 2011

Japan: Tsunami Strikes Coast, Leaves Nothing in Wake

Following the country's largest earthquake in recorded history, Japan is being hit by it's most ferocious tsunami. People across the country are glued to their TV screens as scenes of...

9 March 2011

Mexico and Afghanistan Border Conflicts Juxtaposed

Netizens are responding to several reports that juxtapose the violence in the Mexico/US border with the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan and its border with Pakistan. Though uncoordinated and apparently disparate,...

8 March 2011

Hollaback! Mobile Technology Against Street Harassment

Based on the premise that "the explosion of mobile technology has given us an unprecedented opportunity to end street harassment," Hollaback! is encouraging women around the world to use the...

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