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12 November 2010

Stories from 12 November 2010

Blog “Words of Resistance” Gives Voice to Teens from Small Town in Mexico

In the blog "Words of Resistance," Chantal Flores publishes the poems, letters and stories written by middle school students from Zapotitlán Palmas, a town in Oaxaca, Mexico with a population...

Pakistan: Not My Destiny

Rickshaw Diaries writes about a new phenomenal blog called “Not My Naseeb” where the author shares excerpts from messages she receives on matrimonial sites.

Sri Lanka: Heavy Rain Caused Flood

Cerno informs that the recent heavy rains triggered floods in Colombo which reminded of the floods in the early 1990s.

Mexico: Data on Femicides, 2006-2008

Diego Valle-Jones provides data on femicides in Mexico from 2006 to 2008, pointing out that “As a consequence of the drug war Chihuahua has the highest levels of femicides.”

Venezuela: Expropriations ‘eating up’ Venezuela

Juan Cristobal from Caracas Chronicles criticizes recent expropriations by the Venezuelan government. He writes that, “Like a monster from a 1950s B-movie, Hugo Chávez has gobbled up major food distributors,...

Bolivia: Site Shows Life of Bolivians Living in Spain

The online citizen newspaper Ahora Bolivia [es] introduces the site Bolivia Magazine TV [es]: “The life of Bolivians in Spain,” a project that “tries to strengthen the positive image of...

Colombia: Discrimination Against LGBT Community

Bitácora [es] shares a video report created by university students on the discrimination against the LGBT community in Colombia.

Nepal: Flaws In Human Development Report?

Blogdai claims that there are flaws in the recent Human Development Report published by the UN, which shows fake progress in Nepal.

Bangladesh: Fire Destroys Chakma King's Palace

Wasfia Nazreen at Unheard Voices reports that the Royal Palace of Chakma Circle Chief, Raja Devasish Roy, was burnt to the ground last Wednesday. The Chakmas are an indigenous community...

India: A Social Bussiness Plan Competition

Think Change India blog informs that Banaras Hindu University is launching a business plan competition to encourage young people to become social business entrepreneurs and contribute to the world. You...

Online Video Contest on Responsible Consumption has Winner

A Colombian short film was selected as the winner from 10 international finalists in the 4th International online short film contest for Responsible Consumption Culture. This contest, organized by ECODES...

St. Lucia: Hurricane Relief Efforts

Sun, Rain, Or… provides updates on the good, the bad and the ugly of relief efforts post-Hurricane Tomas.

Haiti: Cholera Challenge

The Livesay Haiti Weblog is “praying for mercy and miracles” with the country's cholera epidemic.

Trinidad & Tobago: Marching for Children

gspottt reports that the Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation (CAISO) will be marching next week to “raise awareness of the prevalence of child abuse in T&T; lobby for...

Cuba: A Call to Keep Up the Pressure

Uncommon Sense re-posts “an extraordinary interview” with one of the Damas de Blanco, who “calls on the international community to pressure the Castro dictatorship to free her husband and 12...

St. Lucia, Antigua & Barbuda: A Different Literature

On the 8th anniversary of the passing of Tim Hector, whom Caribbean Book Blog describes as “one of the Caribbean’s undisputed intellectual giants”, the blog thinks it fitting to republish...

Taiwan: The Na'vi in “Avatar” Join the Fight against Petrochemical Plant

The native blue giants “Na'vi” who fought with colonization armies from the earth in the blockbuster movie “Avatar” has become the spiritual symbol of young environmentalists and students in Taiwan...

Djibouti: Djiboutilicious

Djiboutilicious is a Djibouti Cookbook celebrating culture and cooking in a country as hot as your oven.

Iran: Female political prisoners under pressure

Jahnezan (means woman's world) and several reformist sites reported [fa] that most of female political prisoners moved to a small cell where they have no contact with outside world. According...

Sudan: Referendum preparations in jeopardy

As Sudanese and international actors scramble to pull together preparations for a vote that could allow South Sudan to secede, a quiet chorus of U.N., U.S., and Sudanese voices has...

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