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1 April 2011

Stories from 1 April 2011

Jamaica: Public Frustration

Ruthibelle dubs the Manatt Dudus Commission of Enquiry the “Comedy of Enquiry”, then explains why she continues to watch; Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac, meanwhile, wonders whether the country is “irie”...

Trinidad & Tobago: Mohammed's Statements

B.C. Pires and Guanaguanare take note of the fallout over the recent statements of the Police Service Commission Chair, which suggested that there is a racial imbalance in the service.

Cuba: Hope from the Carter Meeting

“I know Jimmy Carter does not hold in his hands the solutions for all of Cuba”: Still, Octavo Cerco reflects on her meeting with the former U.S. President, saying that...

Jamaica: Environment Under Siege

“Jamaica’s coasts and vital mangroves have been under assault for decades from shoreline over development”: Labrish blogs about the latest victim.

Guyana: Immigration Wants to Know

Guyana-Gyal has “been fillin’ a’ visa form online” – no surprise, then, that she needs to lie down.

Attahiru Jega: Nigeria's Electoral Captain or Captor?

Nigerian netizens argue that the hazy web of Nigerian politics needs a competent umpire during the 2011 General Elections. Attahiru Jega, the electoral boss, will have to prove in the...

Mali: Innocence Lost

Ayigbe Boys loves the innocence captured in a photo taken by Malian photographer, Malick Sidibe who is noted for his black-and-whites of popular culture in the 1960s in Bamako.

Mexico Appoints its First Female Attorney General after Arturo Chavez Resigns

Erwin in The Latinamericanist reports on the resignation of Attorney General Arturo Chávez, adding that: “Chavez’ resignation opens the doors for Mexico’s first female Attorney General. Calderon named investigative prosecutor...

Ghana: “African Woman” by Ghana's Afro Pop Queen

Jemila writes about the latest video from Ghana's Afropop Queen, Becca titled : African Woman: “You know Circumspect couldn't pass this one by. Check out her other vids too; she...

Colombia: University Students Protest in Bogotá

Jim Wyss from Inside South America posts pictures and writes about the student protests he witnessed in the Bogotá neighbordhood La Macarena. He explains: “Colombia's congress is mulling a bill...

Guatemala: Antigua Municipal Government Removes Street Carts

Antigua Daily Photo posts pictures by Miguel De León Soto of small street carts that sell fresh fruits in Antigua, Guatemala: “he’s outraged the municipal government has removed these typical...

Russia: Author of The Three Big Pigs Gains International Fame

Yegor Zhgun [ru], Russian designer, who skillfully combined Disney's tune and “Angry Birds” game in a Libya-related satirical cartoon, has been spotted by AFP. See GV post on another Zhgun's...

Côte d'Ivoire: The Final Battle of Abidjan

For the past few days, things have accelerated in Cote d’Ivoire. International media seems to have regained an interest in the Ivorian crisis. A status quo which would have kept...

Argentina: Reactions and Analysis of Blockade of Newspapers Clarín and La Nación

On Sunday the 27th of March, Argentina awoke to some big news: The daily Clarín could not distribute their newspapers in Buenos Aires due to a blockade at their printing...

Russia: New Government Initiative Questions the Nature of Online Monitoring

Russian authorities declared that they are interested in developing new system for monitoring of online content. The document of the tender for the new system not only provides information about...

Côte d'Ivoire: Abidjan in the Waning Hours of Gbagbo's Regime

The last two days have been rich in twists and turns in Côte d'Ivoire.The Forces Loyal to Ouattara started an offensive towards the South and the West of the country....

Bangladesh: Buddhist Tourism Sites

Bangladesh Unlocked highlights some of the archeological sites in Bangladesh which are rich and tangible remains of a great Buddhist culture.

China: Maps Showing Earthquake Zone and Nuclear Plant

Laputa puts up three maps [zh] showing China's earthquake zone and nuclear plants location.

Kyrgyzstan: Interview with the former tycoon, now a criminal

Sabina Reingold interviews Eugene Gurevich, former director of MGN Group, which was managing most part of the state assets in Kyrgyzstan under the previous president Kurmanbek Bakiev. Gurevich fled the...

Tajikistan: Russia raises petroleum prices

Christya Riedel reports that Russia has increased tariffs on oil and oil products exported to Tajikistan, putting the country's farmers at risk as they prepare for the spring planting season....

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