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13 March 2011

Stories from 13 March 2011

Puerto Rico: Virtual campaign against violence

  13 March 2011

Lawyer, feminist activist and blogger Verónica RT has launched a virtual campaign through her blog [es] and Facebook [es]that documents every case of women murdered by their partners or ex partners in Puerto Rico. This year, already 8 women have been murdered.

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Peru: The Peruvian Amazon

  13 March 2011

What does the Amazon mean to Peru and, in turn, Peru to it? Juan Arellano answers these questions with a brief historical summary of the Peruvian Amazon and a compilation of what some bloggers have written about the Amazon region in Peru.

Puerto Rico: Professors debate student strike

  13 March 2011

Blogger and law student Mariana Iriarte comments [es] on the debate among professors of the University of Puerto Rico on the effectiveness of the strategies proposed by students as part of their protest against the imposition of tuition fees.

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Japan: Social Translation in Times of Crisis

  13 March 2011

When disaster struck on March 11, 2011, Japan was thrust into the center of attention. As inquiries, goodwill, advice, and donations pour in from around the world, citizens have stood up to participate in social translation.

Portugal: Scraping By But Making Noise

  13 March 2011

Yesterday's protest of the Geração à Rasca (“Scraping By” Generation) in Portugal drew 150.000 to the streets, in a burst of non-partisan, non-branded, authentic citizen power. Flickr is brimming with photos from the Azores to Porto, to Lisbon.

Indonesia: Flash flood in Aceh

  13 March 2011

A flash flood hit the District of Tangse, Pidie Regency in Aceh, Indonesia a few days ago killing 21 people and destroying properties worth US$ 114 million.

Myanmar: Strike at shoe factory

  13 March 2011

The Democratic Voice of Burma has a report on the strike staged by 1,500 workers of a shoe factory in Myanmar. Workers reportedly earn only $US0.70 for a 12-hour day.

Myanmar: Building of dams to defeat rebels

  13 March 2011

The Shan Herald quotes from green groups which describe the plan of the Myanmar government to build seven dams in the country as part of the junta strategy to defeat rebel groups fighting for independence.

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