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· August, 2012

Stories about North America from August, 2012

30 August 2012

Combatting Cocaine Production in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru

Drug production and trafficking is a major issue in Latin America that governments are constantly trying to deal with. However, as the continent leaders gathered last April in Colombia for...

28 August 2012

Canada: High Stakes in Quebec General Election After ‘Maple Spring’

The 2012 Quebec general election is set to take place on September 4. This year the effects of the students' strikes in response to the increase in university tuition fees...

Taiwan: ‘National Health Insurance’ System in Crisis

The National Health Insurance system in Taiwan is quite often used as a model for reform in countries where health care depends on private insurance system. Yet, the inconvenient truth...

27 August 2012

Hong Kong: Occupy Central – Before Forced Eviction

The Occupy Central campaign in Hong Kong has lasted for more than 10 months and is probably one of the longest among the worldwide occupy movement. Recently the HSBC obtained...

China: Neil Bush on Sina Weibo

20 August 2012

United States: Significance of Paul Ryan for the Hispanic Population

From the day that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney chose Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, there has been extensive media coverage in favor and against the decision....

Comment on Death by China

14 August 2012

Saudi Arabia: Reaching the Line of Gender Equality

China, USA: The Gap Between Chinese and American Consumers

Ukraine: Authorities Shut Down BitTorrent Tracker Demonoid

In what is believed to be an attempt to please the United States without angering local voters, the Ukrainian authorities have shut down Demonoid, one of the world's largest BitTorrent...

10 August 2012

United States: MundoFox, More of the Same?

On 13 August 2012 a new TV channel MundoFox will officially begin broadcasting, becoming the fifth channel to join others in transmitting Hispanic content in the United States.

8 August 2012

Puerto Rico: Racist Tweets Against Obama Cause Outrage

Heidi Wys Toro, one of the advisors of the current speaker of Puerto Rico's House of Representatives Jennifer González, posted some racist comments about the president of the United States,...

Russia: USA's Hammon Leads Russia to Basketball Semis

RuNet Echo

6 August 2012

Armenia: Conan O'Brien's Yerevan T-Shirt

Myanmar: Outrage Over ‘Buddha Shoes’

Myanmar netizens are outraged over the ‘Buddha shoes' created by a United States company called Icon Shoes. They flooded the website and Facebook page of the company with complaints and...

5 August 2012

Bangladesh, USA: 5000 Miles Bicycle Ride For Climate Awareness

This summer two activists from Bangladesh are riding on a tandem bike to collect and measure the amount of plastic and other waste they come across during their 5000 miles...

3 August 2012

Global: ‘International Relations’ Out of the Classroom Onto the Web

"IR has a new dimension and is no longer the subject of a few for discussion." - Former IR Student. "Blogging is not an end in itself or a replacement...

2 August 2012

Global: BRICS vs. NATO – Battlefield of Ideas on Interventions

China’s and Russia’s recent decision to veto the United Nations Security Council resolution against Syria -has reignited the debate over the relationship between 'new' powers Brazil, Russia, India, China and...

Create UNAOC 2012: Apps and Games for Intercultural Dialogue

The recently launched Create UNAOC 2012 competition is an opportunity for developers across the world to produce innovative apps and mobile games to promote intercultural dialogue, in a bid to...

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