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· September, 2011

Stories about North America from September, 2011

United States: Increase in Poverty Rate Amongst Hispanics

The American economy is at a standstill and seems stuck on that plateau. The poverty rate is affecting more than 46 million people, 15.1 percent of the population, according to...

China: Obama Fried Chicken

Obama Fried Chicken (OFC) is now opened in Beijing. (From Shanghaiist)

North Korea: Kim Jong-Il's Surprise Appearance On the Simpsons

Martyn Williams from the North Korea Tech blog wrote a short post on Kim Jong-il's appearance on “The Simpsons”. One character from the episode says that he was forced to...

USA: The Real and Digital Unite for Latin American Literature

La Casa Azul - an online bookstore - has recently announced it is going to collaborate with a new bookstore located in Washington Heights, New York. Word Up (@wordupbooks) has...

United States: “Occupy Wall Street” Takes the Heart of New York's Financial District

In New York, a peaceful protest has developed: "Occupy Wall Street." Inspired by the events in cities throughout Arab and European countries, demonstrators are protesting against the way in which...

China: If This is Neocolonialism, Bring It

The new US ambassador to China Gary Locke's public appearances since his appointment in July have shown him to be a man with class that Chinese government officials just can't...

Puerto Rico: “Occupy Wall Street”

Sofía Gallisá writes about the “Occupy Wall Street” movement in the digital publication 80 Grados [es].

World: Mourning the Execution of Troy Davis

The state of Georgia has executed Troy Davis, despite a brief reprieve. Twitter users from around the globe are expressing their feelings about Davis's case, as well as about the...

World: Twitter Rallies for #TroyDavis

With the execution of Troy Davis looming, Twitter users from around the world rally for clemency. Davis was granted a temporary reprieve, but the cries continue. Jillian C. York reports.

Cuba: Milanes’ Miami Concert Stirs Controversy Among Cubans

On August 27th, Cuban music legend Pablo Milanés performed in Miami, marking his first concert in South Florida since the 1970s. On Cuba-focused blogs and news sites, bitter disagreement over...

Qatar: Wadah Khanfar Resigns as Al Jazeera Head

Al Jazeera Network director general Wadah Khanfar announced his resignation today, creating a stir on social networking site Twitter. The Palestinian-born journalist, who was at the helm of the network...

Videos: Homeless But Not Voiceless

We explore different initiatives that aim to bring to the foreground the plight of those who are forgotten: children, indigenous people, immigrants and the transgender community.

China: Calls to Free Blind Activist Met With Violence

After serving a 51-month sentence for disturbing public order, blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng was released in September 2010, but has been kept under house arrest for more than a...

CIVICUS: Reflections on the Power of Civil Society

For three days several civil society representatives met in Montreal for the CIVICUS World Assembly. The subjects were diverse: from civil movements, social equality, and the effects of new technologies,...

China: WikiLeaks Misreading Leads to Online ‘Spy’ Hunt

The release of unredacted United States (US) diplomatic cables since late August 2011 by WikiLeaks, has resulted in an online witch hunt in China. The word "informant" in the documents...

China: Now With America's Attention Back

Not all netizens took this past weekend—a holiday in China—as a chance to confess a feeling of shame at things they said upon learning of the attacks on the United...

Korea: WikiLeaks Reveals More on South Korean Policy, Rather than North Korean Realities

Leon V. Sigal from 38 North site posted an interesting analysis on the WikiLeaks cable traffic between Seoul and Washington. The author stressed that the cables shed less light on...

Arab World: Remembering September 11

Twitter users from across the Arab world paid tribute to the 3,000 victims of September 11 as the world recalled the horrors committed by Al Qaeda terrorists who flew four...

USA: Amnesty Campaign to Save Death Row Inmate Troy Davis

Amnesty International has launched an online campaign to save death row inmate Troy Davis in Georgia, USA from execution. Nearly 20 years since his conviction, the case against him “has...

United States: Latino Perspectives on the Anniversary of 9/11

This year marks the 10th anniversay of the attacks on New York and Washington that changed the course of history. While the media remembers the victims and this decisive moment...

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