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10 July 2010

Stories from 10 July 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: Crying Wolf?

Jumbie's Watch says that some “draconian measures” are being proposed to combat crime in Trinidad and Tobago, adding: “No one supporting these measures think far enough ahead that the erosion...

Cuba: The End of the Beginning

Even as Guillermo Farinas ends his hunger strike, another Cuban political prisoner begins his own.

Bermuda: 10 Things

Bermuda's Breezeblog attended the World Cup in South Africa and shares ten things he learned from the experience.

Jamaica, Guyana: ‘Don’ Culture

Annie Paul sees “shades of Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke and the ‘Don’ or ‘community leader’ phenomenon we know so well in Jamaica” in Guyana's Roger Khan, saying: “But in Guyana there...

China: Proposal to use more Mandarin in TV provokes Guangzhou citizens

A recent proposal to use Mandarin instead of Cantonese in the TV news programs of Guangzhou, the capital city of China’s Guangdong province, has been strongly opposed by local residents....

Morocco: Controversy Over the Wage of New National Football Manager

Football is a very popular sport in Morocco. But the appointment of Belgian Eric Gerets to coach the national team for a rumored exorbitant amount of money has got the...

Sudan: Activists abused, newspapers closed

Laura writes about the plight of activists in Sudan: “A tense two days fortunately ended with the release of three Sudanese activists detained and beaten by the notorious security forces...

Zambia: The politics of government compensation

Zambian Economist discusses the politics of government compensation for torture or wrongful detention in Zambia.

South Africa: Soccer against xenophobia

A short video interview about the tournament organized by the Refugee VI soccer team is to raise awareness about the issue of xenophobia in South Africa.

Venezuela: How to Improve Venezuelan Literature

Julio from Panfleto Negro [es] presents 21 ideas to improve Venezuelan literature. Some of these “ideas” are written with quite a bit of irony; Julio exploits clichés about writers and...

Chile: Rapper and Hip-Hop Artist Ana Tijoux

Roberto Carreño dedicates [es] a post to Chilean rapper and hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux, calling her “the Chilean artist of the year.” She recently finished touring the United States where...

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