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6 June 2011

Stories from 6 June 2011

Peru: Ollanta Humala Wins Elections According to Early Results

In Lima, Peru, the initial results of the presidential election vote count confirmed the tendency expressed in the exit polls: 52.6% for Ollanta Humala and 47.4% for Keiko Fujimori. Reactions...

Ukraine: Censoring Facebook? (Updated)

Tetyana Bohdanova reports on the case of Mykola Sukhomlyn, a Ukrainian blogger and one of the most popular Facebook users, whose Facebook account was terminated on June 1, 2011.

Egypt: IMF Deal Sparks Controversy

Helping Egypt overcome the cash crunch that ensued in the wake of the January 25 Revolution, the International Monetary Fund agreed on Sunday to a 3 billion dollar loan package...

Macedonia: Alleged Killing of Young Man by Policeman Sparks Protests

A sizable crowd gathered in the center of Skopje to protest the death of a young man who was allegedly beaten to death on the sidelines of the celebration of...

Syria: ‘Gay Girl in Damascus’ Seized

Amina Arraf has seen a quick rise to fame. Blogging pseudonymously, as Amina Abdullah, she writes about politics, the recent uprising, and being a lesbian in Syria. A dual citizen...

Palestine: Hopes Dashed as Rafah Crossing Stays Closed

On May 28 Egypt opened the Rafah Crossing between it and the Gaza Strip, supposedly on a permanent basis. However, Palestinians soon discovered that Egypt was limiting the number of...

Burkina Faso: Netizens Debate Political Turmoil on Facebook Group

Egypt: Khaled Said, One Year Later

One year ago, Khaled Said was tortured to death at the hands of two policemen. And today Egyptians are remembering the anniversary of one of the main triggers for their...

Iran: “Another blogger arrested”

Cuba: Striking for “The Student”

Cuba: The Younger Castro's Legacy

Dominica: Existing Sodomy Law

Macedonia: Goverment Wins Elections After Tight Race

Filip Stojanovski sums up the preliminary results of the June 5 parliamentary elections in the Republic of Macedonia, and reports on the arrest of one of the opposition leaders.

Trinidad & Tobago: To Resign or Not?

Guyana: Environmental Future

Colombia: No to Cell Phones With Blood

Cell phone theft and its subsequent illegal commercialization have represented a problem of public order for Colombia, so much that this year the national government has decided to confront it....

North Korea: The Food Aid Dilemma

Peru: 5 Points About President Elect Ollanta Humala

Mexico: Oaxaca Teachers on Strike Return to Classrooms

Colombia: The ‘Bride of Barranquilla’ Dies

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