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7 April 2009

Stories from 7 April 2009

Colombia: Dream Traffickers Copyleft Publishing House

Carolina Botero of equinoXio introduces the copyleft publishing house “Dream Traffickers,” which recently was in Bogotá, Colombia for a talk at the National University of Colombia.

Egypt: Social Resistance Blog Available in Spanish

“News of the Egyptian social resistance is now available in Spanish and Catalan,” reports Arabawy, from Egypt.

Egypt: 90th Anniversary of Egyptian Revolution

“This month Egypt should have celebrated as a country officially the 90th anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution in 1919. I am not shocked by the poor and sad reception of...

Argentina: A Land of Immigrants and Emigrants

Argentina is a country built by immigrants primarily by Europeans who escaped war and hunger in the early 20th century. Later, South Americans and Asians also made a new life...

Egypt: Mystery surrounds Sudan airstrike

“About two weeks have elapsed, a bunch of fanciful reports have come out, but we still don’t know much more about the airstrike in North Sudan that Israel, or possible...

Colombia: David and Goliath Battle Between Supermarkets

Piso Tres [es] compares the business rivalry between a smaller supermarket and a larger supermarket chain in Medellín, Colombia to a battle between David and Goliath. Many thought that the...

Tunisia: Obama Snubs Sarkozy

Tunisian blog Nawaat posts a video which they claim shows US president Barack Obama snubbing French President Nicolas Sarkozy – who is later seen embracing Tunisian President Zeinalabideen Ben Ali.

Argentina: Holy Week Activities in Córdoba

Planeta Cordósfera [es] publishes the list of Holy Week cultural activities in Córdoba, Argentina including the dramatic interpretation of the Passion.

Mexico: Easter Week Activities in Monterrey

There are activities for all ages during the holidays around Easter Week in Monterrey, Mexico including a Pixar exhibit for children writes Perla Cristal Gómez of Vivir México [es]

Colombia: Representative in the YouTube Symphony

John Wilson González, who plays the trombone, is representing Colombia in the YouTube Symphony writes Campus Comunicativo [es].

Syria: News From Syria on Twitter

“Tweet tweet. The Syria News Wire is on Twitter. Follow @syrianews,” writes News From Syria. Many bloggers are now pairing their blogging activities with Twitter.

Suriname, Dominica: Updates

Two updates from Repeating Islands Blog: a Surinamese victims’ group is considering legal action against the Netherlands for its alleged role in the country's 1980 coup and Dominica has declared...

Barbados: Job Losses

“In Barbados, the sense of fear expressed in public commentary about job losses has increased in recent weeks”: Both Barbados Underground and Living in Barbados blog about the ripple effects...

Haiti: Vaccination Drive

The Haitian Blogger has his doubts about the motives of various NGOs that “are in the process of vaccinating 1 million Haitians with an oral polio vaccine.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Facelift

“Quick! Look busy. Obama is coming. Hide away anything that would suggest that we have screwed up priorities and should be spending $600 million doing the things we are paying...

Cuba, U.S.A.: MLK Tributes

Havana Times reports on the official Martin Luther King tribute in the capital, while Uncommon Sense blogs about the MLK tribute by Cuban civil rights activists who “gathered to remember...

Bermuda: Tourism Effectiveness

“There is much debate in Bermuda regarding the effectiveness of the Bermuda Ministry of Tourism”: Vexed Bermoothes explains.

East Timor: Blog for the gay community

A blog was set up for the gay community of East Timor

Life in East Timor

Loro Horta writes about the social and economic situation of East Timor. Horta writes: “While poverty has been part of daily life for the majority, it now exists side by...

Armenia-Turkey: Mixed reaction to Obama speech in Ankara

Mindful of the delicate state of negotiations between Armenia and Turkey to resolve the past, U.S. President Barack Obama avoided referring to the massacre and deportation of Armenians living in...

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