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11 January 2010

Stories from 11 January 2010

Guatemala: Cartoonist Fo Shares Drawings

Guatemala: The Jocote de Corona Fruit in Comapa

Bangladesh: Exchange Rate Problem And Price Hike

Bhutan: Media Growth

Sri Lanka: Tamil journalist J.S. Tissainayagam Released On Bail

Avatar: For or Against Indigenous Rights?

Bloggers worldwide are discussing the themes in the wildly successful film Avatar by James Cameron. Is it racist in its depiction of an extra-terrestrial indigenous tribe?

Peru: National Chess Team Banned by International Federation

The Peruvian National Chess Team is facing a ban because of unpaid debts to the International Federation, negatively affecting young chess players, who have been serving as an inspiration for...

Japan: Analyzing the Bathroom

Africa: Notes on Queer Africa

Japan: Coming-of-age Day

Nigeria: Quiet optimism around polio elimination

Angola: Death in the Africa Cup's group of death

Angola: Live feed of African Cup of Nations

Bermuda: The Family Unit

Graffiti and Urban Art: Voices from Latin American Streets I

Graffiti and urban art on the streets of Latin America is celebrated on the Internet by artists and fans alike. This begins a 3-part series on this movement across the...

South Korea: Health care system

China: Eight characteristics of fake “patriots”

Featured Author: Hisham

As a practicing medical doctor based in France, “Hisham” (Hisham Khribchi) is a Global Voices author for Morocco. He is also one of the founding members of the site Talk...

China: Bloggers’ Reviews of Avatar

James Cameron’s blockbuster, Avatar, was released in China on 2 January 2010, two weeks later than the rest of the world. It is proving popular among the Chinese people. Apart...

Paraguay: Vintage Postcard Collection