8 November 2010

Stories from 8 November 2010

Egypt: Blogger Kareem Amer Still in Jail

  8 November 2010

“After 1460 days in prison, Kareem officially completes his prison sentence. Tomorrow will mark exactly 4 years since his imprisonment on November 6, 2006. Unfortunately, Kareem has yet to be freed,” reports Free Kareem, on the fate of the Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer.

Bangladesh: Where Is My Library?

  8 November 2010

“Where did all those libraries go, that our fathers used to go to?” questions Nayeem Hossain while discussing about the disappearing libraries in Bangladesh.

Haiti: Renown Orchestra Tabou Combo on Tour

  8 November 2010

Blogger Ménilmuche [fr] reports on his blog 7ici que ça se passe that renown Haitian band Tabou Combo [fr] has begun their new tour on Saturday, Nov. 6.  Their new album (in five different languages) will also debut at the end of the month. The band is also looking for...

Cuba: The Remaining 13

  8 November 2010

“No individual Cuban not named Orlando Zapata Tamayo is more responsible for the release this year of 39 Cuban prisoners of conscience than Guillermo Farinas”: Uncommon Sense reports that the hunger striker will re-start his protest if Cuba does not release all the political prisoners as promised.

Sudan: Will Africa give birth to a new nation in 2011?

  8 November 2010

Will Africa give birth to a new nation in 2011? Southern Sudan will hold an a referendum on whether or not it should remain as a part of Sudan on 9 January 2011 as part of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the Khartoum central government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement. A simultaneous referendum will be held in Abyei on whether to become part of Southern Sudan.

Costa Rica: Mudslides and Climate Change

  8 November 2010

In Central American Politics, Mike writes, “While most of the region's attention is on the river dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Costa Rica is also suffering through the worst natural disasters in recent memory. […] According to the Climate Change Vulnerability Index, most of Central America is highly vulnerable...

El Salvador: Anti-Mining Activists Kidnapped

  8 November 2010

Tim from Tim's El Salvador Blog reports: “Members of a Salvadoran environmental organization travelling to meet with the Guatemalan government to protest a gold mine were kidnapped and robbed by men wearing Guatemalan police uniforms. “

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