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13 April 2011

Stories from 13 April 2011

Mexico: Netizens Deploy the “Failed State” Meme

The idea of Mexico as an actual or potential "failed state," pending since its introduction into public discourse in 2008 following news of a report to this effect by the...

Puerto Rico: Blogging Again

Puerto Rico: Performance and Roots

Puerto Rico: What is a consensual relationship?

Suriname: Mickey Mouse Art

Grenada, Caribbean: WICB Woes

Barbados, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, U.S.V.I.: Flood Waters

Cuba: Targeting Bloggers?

Jamaica: Divine Poetry

Swaziland: Protest Leaders, Journalists Arrested

Activists in Swaziland took to the streets of Manzini on Tuesday and Wednesday demanding political reform and calling on King Mswati III, Africa's last absolute monarch, to return power to...

Guyana: Giving Fish a Bad Name

Portugal: Squatting an Empty School in Porto

Interview with Gaël Brassac, Global Voices Translator

Translators are the behind-the-scenes contributors who allow Global Voices readers to access our content in other languages. One of them is Gaël Brassac who lives in France, but who always...

Japan: Quakebook, a book born on Twitter

Russia: Regional FSB Tries to Prosecute Blogger for Anti-Putin Photo

Japan: A Japanese medical aid worker's diary

Mozambique: Police Attack Protesting Workers

On the 6th of April, police officers from the Rapid Intervention Force (FIR) used violence to put an end to a protest by the employees of the private security firm...

Malaysia: Cyber Attacks Shut Down Independent News Website

Malaysiakini, an independent news portal in Malaysia, has been inaccessible since Tuesday 12 April, 2011, after being targeted by cyber attacks. The attacks came a few days before an important...

China: Cleaning Up Shenzhen

Cambodia: Durian statue in Kampot