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9 April 2010

Stories from 9 April 2010

Haiti: Chopper Brothers

Emmanuel Midi blogs for Inside Disaster about two Haitian brothers who built a helicopter from scratch.

Bangladesh: Women Must Not Be Forced To Wear Veils

Shamim Ashraf at Straight from Bangladesh informs about a recent court ruling in Bangladesh which asserts that “none can force women, working at public and private educational institutions, to wear...

India: An English-obsessed Nation?

Purba at Desicritics asks whether Indians are an English-obsessed nation.

Sri Lanka: Results Of Parliamentary Election 2010

Lanka Libertarian blog publishes the updated results of Sri Lankan parliamentary election held on April 8, 2010.

Cuba: Confiscated

Generation Y recreates possible reasons why copies of her book, Cuba Libre, were confiscated.

Guyana: Kite Season

Guyana-Gyal says that “a kite ain’t just a kite.”

Jamaica: Water Crisis

Labrish links to a YouTube video of Jamaica's Hermitage Dam, calling it “an impassioned plea for action from Jamaica's citizens to stand up and take this [water] crisis seriously, and...

Guatemala: A Tale of 2 Lakes, Macaws and a Queen

Environmental activists are concerned about the continued oil exploration in the Laguna del Tigre National Park, which is one of many natural lakes in Guatemala that contain biodiversity and which...

Taiwan: The winner of the Masters de la Boulangerie 2010 is…

Winner of the Coupe Louis Lesaffre in 2007 and silver medalist at in 2008 the World Cup Baking, Pao-Chun Wu has won the championship at the Masters de la Boulangerie...

Taiwan: WhereCamp Taipei

Schee of Hopendata project announces on the project blog(zh) that WhereCamp Taipei is to be held on April 10th in Taipei. This is a an unofficial follow-up event of Where...

Kyrgyzstan: The “Archived” Revolution

On April 6th, Kyrgyzstan was hit by mass protests which eventually led to the overthrow of the government as well as many deaths. While the internet did not play a...

China: New calls for Hu Jia's release on medical grounds

Amid fears that imprisoned blogger and activist Hu Jia‘s medical condition might have worsened with the development of cancer, academics Ai Xiaoming and Cui Weiping have launched an Internet petition...

Paraguay: Naturalization of Foreign Footballers

There is a wave of naturalizations of foreign footballers in Paraguay, enabling them to play on the National Team. Carlos Rodríguez of Rescatar [es] does not agree with this, and...

Colombia: Motorbikes in Medellín

Colombia Passport takes a look at the role and statistics of motorbikes in Medellín, Colombia.

Uruguay: Praise for Tupamaros During Venezuela Visit

Much to the dismay of blogger from Qué pasa Uruguay? [es], that during Uruguayan President José Mujica's visit to Venezuela, President Hugo Chávez praised the Tupamaros, the Uruguayan guerrilla group...

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