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19 November 2010

Stories from 19 November 2010

Sri Lanka: LTTE And JVP

  19 November 2010

“LTTE and JVP have been two faces of the same coin of fascism. Both have miserably failed their terrorist campaigns though operated under different political slogans,” comments Lanka Rising.

Haiti: Saving Lives

  19 November 2010

“The current count of patients treated in 10 days is 227″: real hope for haiti shares some of their experiences as they help to battle the cholera epidemic.

U.S.V.I.: Smoking or Not?

  19 November 2010

News of St. John says that “a new ‘No Smoking’ law went into effect this week but it's not being enforced”, adding that there is “confusion about the law”.

Trinidad & Tobago: A Different View

  19 November 2010

Blogger Afra Raymond was “one of the three people ‘let go’” from a state-owned media house; he examines the controversy and asks: “How committed are we to a conversation with people who hold different views?”

Sudan: Ballots symbols for Southern Sudan Referendum

  19 November 2010

Maggie Fick writes about ballot symbols for Southern Sudan Referendum 2011: “The Southern Sudan Referendum Commission unveiled yesterday the symbols which will appear on the ballots indicating the two choices voters have in the January 9 vote on southern self-determination.”

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Cuba: Fiber Optic Cable May Not Bring Greater Internet Access

  19 November 2010

Officials at Cuba’s Ministry of Informatics and Communications recently announced that a much-anticipated submarine fiber optic cable linking Venezuela, Cuba, and Jamaica, will be in operation by January of 2011. Although the cable’s 640 gigabytes will increase Cuba’s connectivity 3000-fold, it will not bring greater opportunities for Cuban citizens to access the Internet. Bloggers react.

Armenia: Police crackdown on ‘Emos’

  19 November 2010

Unzipped comments on news reports that the Armenian police are targeting teenagers who look different than what is expected in the still somewhat conservative and traditional former Soviet republic. The blog describes the methods employed by the police as “Stalinist,” but takes solace in the fact that some local bloggers...

Brazil: dreams of competing with China

  19 November 2010

Writer and analyst Bradley M. Gardner weighs in on billionaire entrepeneur Eike Batista's plan [pt] to bring Apple’s manufacturing process to Brazil. Gardner writes that Batista “wants his country to be China”, where Apple's products are currently manufactured. He adds that he “wouldn't put it past” Batista, the world's eighth-richest...

Azerbaijan: Second video blogging youth activist released

  19 November 2010

Following yesterday's surprise news that video blogging youth activist Adnan Hajizade had been conditionally released from prison in Azerbaijan, Emin Milli, a friend and associate of Hajizada arrested and imprisoned at the same time last year, was also freed today. Threatened Voices has updated its status page accordingly.

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