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28 April 2011

Stories from 28 April 2011

Bhutan: Bonded Teachers

Tshering Tobgay criticizes a recent rule in Bhutan that teachers will never be able to apply for other government posts.

Greece: Protesting football fans rampage in Thessaloniki

In an unexpected flareup up of football violence, fans of two local football clubs, Iraklis and PAOK, clashed in the center of Thessaloniki, Greece on April 26, 2011. They attacked...

Guyana: Unsolved Murder

Last week marked five years since Government Minister Satyadeow Sawh was was murdered in Guyana; The Caribbean Camera interviews his family, who are still searching for answers.

Cuba: Ferrer Held

According to Uncommon Sense and Babalu, Dr. Darsi Ferrer and other activists were arrested today “during a protest in which they were calling for the Castro dictatorship to allow Cubans...

Bahamas: Shark Tales

Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith shares some good and bad news about sharks.

Cuba: Bosch Dies

Cuban bloggers note the passing of Orlando Bosch, with Machetera saying: “There are good terrorists and bad ones, and clearly the mainstream media have settled on the fiction that Bosch...

Jamaica: Honesty in Poetry

Diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp notices “a brutal honesty” in his featured poem by Kei Miller.

Syria: “The Revolution is Continuing in Daraa; Are You With Us?”

The situation in Daraa, Syria, is becoming more destitute, as reports continue of more protests, and a more violent crackdown on the protesters. Netizens speak of a mounting humanitarian situation...

Arab World: Royal Wedding Fever in the Air

The hype surrounding the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton tomorrow (April 29) has reached the Middle East, where some tweeps took a break from covering the ongoing...

Syria: A hero father

A Gay Girl in Damascus writes about how her father stood up for her, when officers came knocking on her door one night.

Egypt: RIP Ali – A tribute to an African Grey parrot

From Egypt, Maryanne Stroud Gabbani mourns the death of her African Grey parrot Ali, also known as Ali Capone.

Peru: Second Electoral Round Kicks Off

A few weeks before the second round of elections in Peru, the choice between candidates Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori, the growing polarisation in Peruvian society, and ultimately from the...

Iran: Islamist bloggers divided over Ahmadinejad-Khamenei rift

It appears from Iranian Islamist blogs that the honeymoon between Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Islamic Republic's Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is finally over. Some reject Ahmadinejad is favor...

Honduras to Implement ‘One Laptop Per Child’ Program

RNS in Honduras Politics and Culture says that the plan to give one XO laptop to every child in Honduras “would be ideal for deployment in Honduras.” However, the blogger...

Brazil: School Bullying and the Realengo Massacre

On 7 April 2011, twelve adolescents at the Tasso da Silveira City School in the west of Rio de Janeiro were shot dead. The culprit was ex-pupil, Wellington Menezes de...

Mexico: Senate Approves Political Reform

The Mexican Senate approved “La reforma política,” a political reform that Aguachile describes as “immensely significant.” Aguachile lists the sections included in the reform and adds: “Of course, this does...

Ecuador: Poll Results Show President Correa Leading in Referendum

Bloggings by Boz reports: “Polls from Santiago Perez and Cedatos-Gallup suggest Correa will win on all ten questions of the referendum taking place on May 7,” adding that, “For Correa,...

Rwanda: Ask Rwandan President Questions on YouTube

On May 5, 2011 President Paul Kagame of Rwanda will be the first African leader to be interviewed on YouTube World View. World View is a series of monthly interviews...

Iraq: Is Saddam Still Alive?

Saddam Hussein is making the rounds on social media, with a new recording claiming that the Iraqi dictator is alive and well and that his double Mikhail was the one...

Russia: Photoblogger Defends His Constitutional Rights

Popular photoblogger Ilya Varlamov continues to fight the common and unconstitutional ban on taking pictures in supermarkets. He posted a photo essay on his misadventures in Evropeysky, a large supermarket...

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