4 June 2011

Stories from 4 June 2011

Thailand: GMO-free Thai rice

  4 June 2011

As Thailand celebrates Rice and Farmers’ week, Natwipha Ewasakul writes about the “little known and un-publicized Thai agricultural policy that protects Thai rice from the risks of genetically-modified organisms.”

Peru: 2011 Elections: Reactions to Presidential Debate

  4 June 2011

The televised debate between the two candidates for the Peruvian presidency, Keiko Fujimori and Ollanta Humala, was closely followed on social networks. Some days after the debate, netizens are still discussing the debate, but they are now more focused on the second round of elections, which will be held on Sunday June 5.

Cuba: Hunger Strike for “The Student”

  4 June 2011

Uncommon Sense reports that Guillermo Farinas has begun his 24th hunger strike against the Cuban government, this time “demanding…an independent, international investigation of the police beating death last month of Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia.”

World: Blatter's Back But FIFA's Future is Shaky

  4 June 2011

Joseph 'Sepp' Blatter has won his fourth term as the president of FIFA, the most powerful and lucrative sports organization in the world. One Zimbabwean blogger notes that there are many parallels between FIFA's and Zimbabwe's processes of conducting elections and wielding power.

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