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11 May 2011

Stories from 11 May 2011

Russia, Macedonia: Victory Day Parade Impressions

Macedonian blogger VBB posted [mk] an exclusive photo report from his attendance of the 2011 Victory Day Parade in Moscow.

Slovakia: Second-Class Customers

Even though customers might expect products from the same brand to be of the same quality worldwide, regional differences in quality and price do exist, depending on whether the products...

Russia: New Online Electoral Statistics Database Launched

Russian domestic election monitoring group Golos.org has launched an on-line database of electoral statistics stat.golos.org [ru] that contains official data from more than 36 thousand elections of different levels held in...

Brazil: World Tour to Research on Motivation, Talent and Enthusiasm

The brazilian couple Luah Galvão and Danilo Espanã started an expedition tour around the world in February to find out “what motivates and makes human beings enthusiastic”. On their blog,...

Mexico: Day 3: Thousands of Zapatistas Join National ‘March for Peace’

During its third day, thousands of Zapatistas joined the national march for peace, justice and dignity, denouncing the violence created by the War on Drugs. Protesters also met many of...

Chile: Police Clash With Protesters in Demonstration Against Hydroelectric Dam

Blogger Eileen Smith, an “ExBrooklynite” living in Santiago, participated in the protests against the hydroelectric dam HidroAysén that was approved on Monday, May 9. She reports: “The police were not...

Latin America: Policy Journal Highlights Latin American Innovators

Americas Quarterly, a policy journal and magazine “dedicated to policy analysis and debate of economics, finance, social development, and politics in the Western Hemisphere”, profiles young innovators “in politics, business,...

Peru: The Media's Role During the Presidential Elections

Ibis Liulla at CiComunica asks [es]: “How can the media help citizens make an informed vote, if they are polarized and so outrageously biased in favor of a candidate at the expense...

Cuba: The Healer

“In Cuba there are several amazing healers”: Iván's File Cabinet blogs about “the best and most famous” of them all.

Angola: Maka: Anti-Corruption Watchdog

Maka is an anti-corruption watchdog in Angola run by Rafael Marques de Morais, an Angolan journalistPercy Qoboza. He is the winner of Civil Courage Prize, from the Train Foundation (US)...

Trinidad & Tobago: Planning Minister Sacked

Trinidad and Tobago News Blog reports on the firing of the Minister of Planning for, as B.C. Pires describes it, “taking part in a State decision from which she or...

Barbados: REDjet and Regional Travel

“For decades our political leaders and intellectuals…have pontificated about the importance of freedom of movement to the success of the regional integration movement. However they have all failed to deliver...

Bermuda: Adjusting the Land Tax

According to Vexed Bermoothes, “the Government’s policies have led to…both a decline in rents as well as the sale value of Bermuda real estate” – so he wants to know...

Jamaica: After “Dudus”

Nearly one year after, Jamaica Salt takes a look at the aftermath of the Christopher “Dudus” Coke extradition.

Mali: First Edition of “HIV-Aids Foot” Soccer Event

The first edition of the “Sida Foot” (HIV-Aids Foot) event will take place in Bamako from June 17 to June 19, 2011, and will be attended by soccer stars. The...

Arab World: The Club for Arab Monarchies to Get Morocco and Jordan

At first, everyone thought it was a joke or just one more Twitter rumor. Soon, netizens realised it was true and the shock made everyone act hysterical with their funny...

Mexico: Day 2 of #marchanacional: Protesters Enter Mexico City

As previously reported on Global Voices, on May 5, 2011, Mexican citizens started a 'march for peace' denouncing the violence caused by the 'War on Drugs'. On its second day,...

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