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3 January 2011

Stories from 3 January 2011

Cuba: Las Charangas de Bejucal

Repeating Islands links to an article on Las Charangas de Bejucal, a traditional new year's festival in a town not far from Havana, featuring illuminated floats, music, and dancing.

Jamaica: broken dreams

At the start of the new year, Jamaican blogger Ruthibelle contemplates “a people who must live not as they want, but as they are compelled to by ‘circumstances beyond their...

Latin America: Homicide Rates Show Several Countries “More Dangerous than Mexico”

Bloggings by Boz argues that “the intense US and global media focus on Mexico's violence risks missing the ‘more dangerous than Mexico’ countries.” He shares statistics that show that Honduras,...

Sri Lanka: Homegrown Reconciliation Process

Kanishka Ratnapriya at Groundviews wonders whether Sri Lankans can create more opportunities for themselves “to establish a sustainable peace with the end of war in Sri Lanka by creating a...

Tunisia: Anonymous vs Ammar – Who Wins the Battle of Censorship?

The Tunisian censor, commonly known as Ammar, continues to wreak havoc on activists' account, in a country that has been witnessing a wave of protests since the middle of December....

India: Differences Between An Indian MBA And A Foreign MBA Education

Ashwin looks at the main differences between an Indian MBA and a Foreign MBA education.

Russia: Ushahidi Project Adresses Problems of Russian Winter

“Help Map for Russian Winter” (, a new crowdsourcing project, was launched in Russia to address the problems of people who are affected by cold weather. RIA Novosti news agency...

Ghana: Ghana 2010 – My Top 10 Memories

Tagoe shares memories of 2010 with his readers: “5. South Africa shames critics, Asamoah Gyan disappoints Africa: In June-July South Africa, proved its critics wrong by staging a very colorful...

Puerto Rico: Students Use Social Media

The Committee of Student Representatives (CRE in Spanish) used social media networks to transmit their message in favor of having a dialogue to end the student strike at the University...

South Africa: Starting 2011 without illegal Africans

Starting the year without illegal Africans in South Africa: “…this is how South Africa, it's government and people have decided to start the year: All Zimbabweans residing in SA ”illegally”...

Kenya: Farewell Kenya's “Wikileaks”

Farewell Mars Group Kenya, the Kenyan equivalent of Wikileaks: “While the world awaits the release of more cable from Wikileaks, some unfortunate news comes from Kenya where the equivalent of...

Sudan: Countdown to Southern Sudan Referendum

Southern Sudan will hold a referendum on whether or not it should remain as a part of Sudan on 9 January 2011. It is most likely that Africa's largest country...

Puerto Rico: Stolen Art

In Trance Líquido [es], Lilliam Nieves analyzes the recent theft of three masterpieces of the Puerto Rican paintor José Campeche from the National Gallery.

Colombia: Videobloggers Recorded 1 Video Per Day in 2010

Several Colombian videobloggers took on the challenge of making one video per day during 2010. While not all finished, it is important to recognize the effort made by those who...

Football revival in Indonesia

Despite losing to Malaysia in the finals of the ASEAN Football Federation Cup, Indonesia's football team still has a reason to celebrate. Because of their victories in the competition, nationalism...

Paraguay: The Start of The Bicentennial Celebration

Andrés Colmán Gutiérrez in Ñangapiry News writes [es] about the show on January 1st that began this year's bicentennial celebration in Paraguay.

China: Microblogs and Smoldering Change

Xu Jun's comic shows the power of microblog in China vividly. (via China Media Project)

Hong Kong: Chinese patriot Szeto Wah passes away

Zhongnanhai reviews the biography of Szeto Wah, a Chinese patriot who had passed away yesterday in Hong Kong. The 79-year-old Mr. Szeto was the founder of several significant social and...

China: Rejected disabled passenger demanded compensation

Annie Lee from China Hush translates a news story from CN Reviews on a dispute between a disabled passenger, Zheng Wei Ning, who is member of Shenzhen CPPCC Standing Committee...

Southeast Asia: Review of 2010

Here are the top stories in the Southeast Asia region in 2010 as reported by the Southeast Asia team of Global Voices.

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