13 October 2010

Stories from 13 October 2010

Mexico: Remembering the Pasta de Conchos Mine Disaster

  13 October 2010

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 miners were trapped underground.  In the case of Pasta de Conchos, no miners were rescued.

Africa: Misrepresentation of Africa in Movies

  13 October 2010

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. The West is represented as the norm, and Africa is represented as savage and exotic to promote the idea of...

Sudan: The Sudan Peace Watch

  13 October 2010

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 and potential flashpoints in the run-up to the referenda and beyond.”

Africa: A Roundup of LGBT News

  13 October 2010

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 their communities. Disturbingly, some of the photos were taken from Facebook profiles…”

Kenya: Colobus Monkey Recognised as Threatened

  13 October 2010

“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 is fairing comparatively well, thanks to large populations in remote forests of Tanzania, however, here in Kenya it is a...

Guyana: Creating Awareness

  13 October 2010

“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

  13 October 2010

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 been.”

Jamaica: Banton Petition

  13 October 2010

YardFlex.com 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 in and thwart the prosecution's bid to keep him languishing in jail.”

Chile: Unfolding Miracle

  13 October 2010

“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.

Bermuda: Runaround?

  13 October 2010

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

  13 October 2010

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 the rest of the world, and the country's future political game. See also photos of Liu's supporters.

Azerbaijan: Satirical site blocked?

  13 October 2010

Quoting local media, Azeri Report says that a satirical site, Eqreb.com, has been blocked in Azerbaijan. Covering political developments in the oil-rich country, the site has been reported inaccessible since 8 October. On 7 November, Azerbaijanis go to the polls to elect a new parliament and so far users contacted...

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