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24 January 2011

Stories from 24 January 2011

Guatemala: Challenges for First Female Public Prosecutor

Recent appointments of women to public administration and key political positions could shake the political scene in Guatemala. Furthermore, the appointment of the first female Public Prosecutor could help end...

Jamaica: following Junot Diaz in Jaipur

Guyana: “real” men

Bahamas: economic “Bahamianisation”?

Pakistan: Wake Up Before Its Too Late

Mexico: The Passing of Indigenous Rights Supporter Bishop Samuel Ruiz

El Salvador: Transparency Law Stalled

Pakistan: The Veenagate Controversy

Veena Malik, an aspiring Pakistani celebrity, was accused by religious hardliners of immoral behavior as she took part in the Indian reality show Big Boss. Reactions on this controversy show...

Guatemala: Former President on Trial on Embezzlement Charges

Chile: Citizens respond to natural gas crisis in Magallanes

The announcement to raise natural gas prices in the southern region of Magallanes in Chile generated an immediate reaction from citizens that forced the government to modify the measure. Protests,...

Russia: First Twitter Reports of Domodedovo Suicide Bombing

RuNet Echo

A deadly explosion killed at least 35, and wounded as many as 70 people in the Moscow airport Domodedovo. Early reports assert (ru) that the attack was a suicide bomb....

Cuba: Obama Eases Several Embargo Restrictions

US President Barack Obama signed into law a series of small legislative reforms to the US embargo on Cuba. Many in the US-Cuba blogging community hailed this as a small...

Russia: Domodedovo Airport Blast

Malaysia: Hindu Festival Celebrated Amid Protest

The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, a public holiday in Malaysia, was celebrated as devotees thronged the famous Batu Caves to fulfil their vows. This year's event became controversial after activists...

Taiwan: Greenpeace member arrested

Africa: The 2011 Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards

Russia: Bloggers Choose RuNet Events of 2010

Egypt: What to Pack for the January 25 Demonstrations

Egypt: Live from Tunisia

Brazil: Chief of Police assaults man on a wheelchair