Stories from 16 November 2010
Collaboration against Corruption: Upcoming Events
Four different technology for transparency-related initiatives will take place around the globe in the next month. Renata Avila provides a round up.
Russia: The Kushchevskaya Massacre
Natalia Antonova writes about the Nov. 4 massacre in the village of Kushchevskaya.
Poland: Henryk Gorecki Dies
the POLSKI blog writes about the Polish composer Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, who died on Nov. 12 at the age of 76.
Poland: Mapping Geo-Tagged Warsaw and Krakow Photos
Polandian writes about “maps of Warsaw and Krakow superimposed with visualizations of where people take photos,” created by Eric Fischer.
Macedonia: Angelina Jolie and Lustration
Razvigor :-) writes mockingly about the connection between the screening of “Salt” and the issue of lustration in Macedonia.
Latvia: The Kristovskis Scandal
All About Latvia covers the xenophobia scandal that involves Latvia's new foreign minister Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis – here, here, and here.
Mexico: More than 400 “Narco Refugees” Leave Ciudad Mier
Tim Johnson from Mexico Unmasked reports on “Narco refugees,” people who are trying to escape violence caused by drug gangs: “More than 400 residents have fled Ciudad Mier for a larger nearby city, Miguel Aleman, where they have packed into a Lion’s Club auditorium. City Hall is giving them food...
Chile: Three Chilean Pop Bands Reviewed
Music blogger Roberto Carreño [es] reviews three Chilean pop bands: Portugal [es], Denver [es] and Oddo [es].
Ecuador: Short Film About Migration Available Online
Forced Migration Online shares a link to a short film by Simon James called “Ecuador: Migration and Remittances”: “This short video offers a general overview of current Ecuadorian migration to Europe and the United States. The work touches on relationships between migrant and employer and the impact on the Ecuadorian...