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5 May 2011

Stories from 5 May 2011

Cuba: Return Prohibited for U.S. Professor and Blogger

Ted Henken, professor at Baruch College at the City University of New York, a well-versed blogger in the Cuban blogosphere, has been informed by authorities from the Department of Security...

Guatemala: Wildfires and Illegal Logging

Blogger Sakis writes [es] about the effects of wildfires and illegal logging in Guatemala. He also posts pictures of a forest that has been cut down.

Haiti: Cholera as the Last Straw

Toussaint on Haiti says that although he sees the merits of the United Nations, “in the case of Haiti, they are causing more harm than good. Whether it's in providing...

Iran: 71 year old Bahai prisoner humiliated

Several blogs such as Khabarnavard reported Vajihollah Mirza Golpour, a 71-year old Bahai resident of Safar Abad Village outside Sari in the province of Mazandaran,was made to walk ankle-cuffed all...

Colombia: The Vallenato Legend Festival

Vallenato is one of the most popular and representative music genres in Colombia. There is a whole culture around Vallenato, and the city of Valledupar is paralyzed by the Festival...

Russia: Bureaucracy and corruption

Sean's Russia Blog presents reflections on Russian bureaucracy and corruption from current and historical perspectives.

Japan: Sanka, Legendary Gypsies Living in the Wild

A documentary has recently revived interest in the existence of the 'Sanka', a group of people who are said to have lived in the remote mountains and plains of the...

Haiti, U.S.A.: Communication & Power

Throwing Down the Water wonders about the meaning behind the fact that Osama bin Laden’s capture was tweeted, saying: “It is still a victor-led world. History is still being written...

Puerto Rico, U.S.A.: Bin Laden Blunder

Liza at Culture Kitchen examines the Geronimo mission “Situation Room photograph”, calling it “the ‘Uh-oh Moment'”.

Cuba: About Those “Reasons”

“Taking another look at ‘The Reasons of Cuba’, I reach the conclusion that Raul Castro is making way for the inevitable- the transition”: Cuban Voices from Exile explains.

Haiti: Interview with Suki Guerrier

AfriClassical interviews Haitian-American pianist Suki Guerrier.

Bermuda: Cricket Historian Passes On

Breezeblog mourns the passing of “lifelong cricket lover and historian of the local game…Tommy Aitchison”.

Mexico Prepares for Massive National Protest on May 8

Next Sunday May 8, 2011, Mexican citizens will march to demand the end of the "War on Drugs." Thirty one cities in Mexico, in nearly all its states, have already...

Cote d'Ivoire: An Aid Worker Diary

Oxfam aid worker, Charles Bambara, describes his journey through war-torn Côte d'Ivoire, visiting communities of displaced people. He says people are in urgent need of food and sanitation in overcrowded...

China: Opinion Poll on Bin Laden's Death

C Custer from ChinaGeek translates an opinion poll on Chinese netizens’ reaction to Bin Laden's death.

China: Chengdu Zebra Music Festival

Charlie from Chengdu Living posts some photos on the third annual Zebra Music Festival in Chengdu.

Greece: Arab Cyberactivists To Speak About Networked Uprisings

Global Voices authors Tarek Amr and Lina Ben Mhenni, as well as the administrator of Tunisian group blog Nawaat, Malek Khadraoui, will be speaking in Athens on May 7, 2011 about the...

Kyrgyzstan: Osama Bin Laden Dies, Bloggers React

In the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York, the remote Central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan proved itself a key ally in the United...

Brazil: Interview to a 10 Year Old Blogger

The young brazilian blogger Aninha Zortea [Pt], only 10 years of age, was interviewed [Pt] by journalist Luiz Carlos Azenha after commenting on his blog Viomundo [Pt]. She created her...

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