11 June 2010

Stories from 11 June 2010

Puerto Rico: Decisive Moment 50 Days into the Student Strike

  11 June 2010

Students of the state-run University of Puerto Rico (UPR) have sustained a student strike that enters its 50th day today. On this decisive day, the students' National Negotiating Committee has another round of negotiations with the UPR's administration. Students have transmitted their second message to the country via the website UPR es un País [ES] in which they explain their proposals...

Mexico: Drug Cartel-Led Protest Paralyzes Monterrey Metropolitan Area

  11 June 2010

Last Wednesday, after the leader of drug trafficking band Los Zetas was captured, members of this drug cartel paralyzed the Monterrey Metropolitan Area with blockades in 20 different locations using their juvenile recruits who threatened bus drivers and civilians to leave their vehicles crossed through the streets.

Peru: Watching the World Cup from Afar

  11 June 2010

It’s been years since Peruvians have seen their national team playing in a FIFA World Cup; 28 years to be exact. That means 7 editions of the Football World Cup. In spite of that, football is still the king of all sports in Peru, so it is no surprise to find bloggers commenting on the event.

Brazil/Israel: Open letter to the Israeli government

  11 June 2010

“Now, after the coward attack in international waters carried out by Israeli military against the fleet of humanitarian aid to Gaza” says Maria Frô [pt], “again [the movie-maker Sílvio] Tendler manifests” in an open letter to the Israeli government.

Global: Chances Team by Team at the 2010 World Cup

  11 June 2010

Hugo Albuquerque from O Descurvo blog writes [pt] about each and every national football team that will play in the 2010 Fifa World Cup describing the pros and cons of every one of them and also a little bit of each one's history on international matches.

Guyana: Rodney's Anniversary

  11 June 2010

Repeating Islands notes that this Sunday “will mark the 30th anniversary of the 1980 assassination of Water Rodney, who was killed by a bomb in the middle of Georgetown, Guyana.”

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Price of “Progress”

  11 June 2010

Abeni notices the proliferation of fast food franchises in St. Vincent and the Grenadines: “As our nation gorges itself on fast food and channel surf to our leisure we get fatter and fatter placing more burden on the shaky health system.”

Pakistan: The Business of Football

  11 June 2010

S A J Shirazi at Light Within discusses how Pakistan, which once supplied ‘85% of the total world demand for high-quality hand-stitched inflatable balls’, is losing business to India and China.

Bermuda: The Flip Side

  11 June 2010

“So much of the dialogue about organised gambling in Bermuda is (purposefully) rosy”: Vexed Bermoothes foresees some negative consequences.

Jamaica: Dancing for the Don?

  11 June 2010

“Passa-Passa wasn’t just a big street dance. It was a full-on performance BY Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke for the rest of the country and the world. He showed…that he had the power to…[draw] crowds of people like moths to a flame to frolic in his personal fiefdom that is Tivoli. Smart...

India: Of food tales and recipes

  11 June 2010

Food fiction and chocolate brownies – a delectable combination. Bong Mom at Bong Mom's Cookbook, pens a touching tale of  a birthday entwined with some delectable sweet dish recipes.

Taiwan: Indigenous conference brings together Austronesian speakers

  11 June 2010

Life in Taiwan reports on an international conference for indigenous peoples held in Taiwan. The conference brought together people from Austronesian-speaking countries to discuss issues such as health, education and endangered languages. Austronesian languages are spoken in the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans and parts of Southeast Asia.

Mexico: Two Deaths on the Border in Ten Days

  11 June 2010

The unexpected deaths of two Mexicans -a worker and a 15-year-old boy- after clashes with the United States Border Patrol in two separate incidents less than a month apart, have brought to citizen media new grounds to evaluate the actions of the government of Mexico towards the United States in terms of immigration and foreign policy.

Russia: Cyrillic Email Accounts?

Svetlana Gladkova of Profy.com writes about the Russian government's plans to provide every citizen with a Cyrillic email account, points out “the problem of the @ character” on the Cyrillic keyboard, and concludes: “But the worst part is that I have no idea why my taxes go into crazy things...

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