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13 October 2010

Stories from 13 October 2010

Bolivia: The Mining Rescue and Chile-Bolivia Relations

In his blog Pronto, Miguel Centellas analyzes whether the mining rescue will improve bilateral relations between Bolivia and Chile. One of the 33 miners trapped underground is Bolivian [es].

Mexico: Remembering the Pasta de Conchos Mine Disaster

Pepe Flores, from Vivir Mexico [es], says Mexicans watching the rescue of 33 miners in Chile are remembering the Pasta de Conchos mine disaster from February 19, 2006, when 65...

Mexico: Blogosphere Previews United Nations Climate Change Conference- COP 16

The next United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 16) will take place from November 29 to December 10, 2010 in Cancun, Mexico. Bloggers are analyzing whether the conference will bring...

Sri Lanka: A Photographer's Journey To Dhaka

Sri Lankan photo-blogger Chulie de Silva travels to Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, with the usual inhibition of stereotyping of the cosmopolitan and finds the glass half full.

India: Joyous Bangla During Puja

Sukanya C notes how elated the people of West Bengal state in India are in celebrating the Durga Puja festivities.

Pakistan: 100 Million Mobile Phones

Babar Bhatti at All Things Pakistan informs that “Pakistan now has 100 million mobile phone subscribers” and tells what it means for the country.

Africa: Misrepresentation of Africa in Movies

Africa is a Country discusses the film Madagascar in the context of Africa's image in movies: “It doesn’t take a microscopic reading to see that Madagascar is a colonial narrative....

Sudan: The Sudan Peace Watch

The Enough Project is introducing the Sudan Peace Watch: “In these regular updates, Enough's team of researchers and policy analysts will provide in-depth coverage of developments around the key benchmarks...

Africa: A Roundup of LGBT News

Sokari writes a roundup of LGBTI news around Africa: “Once again the Uganda media has outed “100″ LGBTI people, including names and photos placing everyone at risk of violence in...

Kenya: Colobus Monkey Recognised as Threatened

“Kenya Wildlife Service has recognised Colobus angolensis, the type of Colobus monkey that lives here in Diani, as Nationally Threatened. As a whole this sub-species of Black and White Colobus...

Nigeria: NigeriaDecides Tech Meetup

Young Nigerians would be meeting physically and virtually this Saturday 16th October 2010 to discuss how best technology can be applied to election monitoring by average Nigerians.

Africa: eLearning Africa Conference 2011

Kymmene Brereton writes about the eLearning Africa Conference in 2011 will focus on young adults in Africa.

Guyana: Creating Awareness

“October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month”: The Guyana Groove urges her compatriots to “speak up and save a woman’s life.”

Puerto Rico: La Acera is One Year Old

Blogger Al Carbon reflects on the first anniversary of the collective blog La Acera: “Exactly a year has gone by since La Acera’s first post, and an eventful year it’s...

Jamaica: Banton Petition reports that fans of music icon Buju Banton “have started a drive to get 15,000 signatures on a petition to US Attorney General Eric Holder, urging him to step...

Chile: Unfolding Miracle

“it is such a joy to be following a story that is filled with the triumph of the human spirit”: Abeni is rejoicing over the rescue of the Chilean miners.

Cuba: Las Damas Members Injured

Bloggers discuss the latest altercation between Cuban authorities and Las Damas de Blanco.

Bermuda: Runaround?

Breezeblog comments on the media roundtable hosted by the outgoing Premier: “More like the media getting the runaround.”

China: More reactions to a first Nobel Prize

Further thoughts on China's first Nobel laureate, Liu Xiaobo, who remains in prison and whose wife is now under house arrest: what the award means for China, its relationship with...

Azerbaijan: Satirical site blocked?

Quoting local media, Azeri Report says that a satirical site,, has been blocked in Azerbaijan. Covering political developments in the oil-rich country, the site has been reported inaccessible since...

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