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4 July 2011

Stories from 4 July 2011

Sri Lanka: Alcohol Policy Needs A Change

G.D. Dayaratne writes that Alcohol Policy in Sri Lanka needs to be rethought as it fails to address illicit alcohol consumption across the country and its consequences.

Sri Lanka: International Opinion Against Alleged War Crimes

D.B.S. Jeyaraj informs that the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) is taking steps to mobilize International opinion against Sri Lanka over alleged war crimes & crimes against humanity.

Bangladesh: Social Business Day

An Ordinary Citizen attended Social Business Day, which was held in Dhaka on the 28th of June, 2011 and writes about his experience. The premier discussion session was chaired by...

India: Judicial Verdict Vs. Public Outcry

Debolina Raja Gupta writes about the sensational trial of Maria Susairaj and Emily Jerome Matthew on the charges of cold blooded murder of Neeraj Grover. There had been a public...

Guatemala: Photo Essay on the ‘March for Remembrance’

“In Guatemala, June 30th is officially observed as Armed Forces Day. But since 2008, the military parade has ceased to march through the streets of the historical center in Guatemala...

Bolivia: Monitoring Politicians’ Twitter Performance

Every month, blogger Pablo Andrés Rivero monitors [es] how Bolivian politicians are doing on Twitter. For the month of June [es], he ranks politicians by followers (with Senator Canta Rek...

Puerto Rico: Research on Public Art

The art blog Fractal [es] published the first part of a series on public art in Puerto Rico [es] by graduate student Edén Bastida Kullick.

Puerto Rico: Boricua Artists at the Museo del Barrio

In El Punto Es [es], Mariángel González writes about the Puerto Rican artists [es] participating in New York City's Museo del Barrio exhibition titled “The (S) Files.”

Puerto Rico: On Al Jazeera Documentary

In the most recent #EnProfundo podcast [es], the team and collaborators discuss the Al Jazeera documentary “Puerto Rico: The Fiscal Experiment,” among many other topics.

Puerto Rico: New Online Magazine [es] is a new online magazine whose goal is “to create an outlet to thoroughly discuss, dissect and investigate daily issues that affect us all, in a serious, fair and balanced way.”

Venezuela: Reflecting on the Future

Several bloggers like ‘Caracas Gringo’, Alejandro Tarre [es] and Miguel Octavio have reflected about Venezuela's future after President Hugo Chávez revealed he was undergoing cancer treatment.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Educational Double Standards

As the Ministry of Education seeks to have certain rules bent for the Prime Minister's daughter, Abeni says: “Rules ought not to be shifted to accommodate persons depending on class/status....

Cuba: Political Implications of Chavez’ Illness

“For several days, millions of people tried to decipher what happened in the hospital room where Hugo Chavez is resting. Because beyond the resilience of an individual, in that room...

Trinidad & Tobago: Bloggers to Follow

Outlish profiles some of the top Trini bloggers.

Caribbean: Happy 4th

Regional bloggers send July 4th greetings.

Guyana: The Sounds of Nature

Guyana-Gyal is “sit[ting] in the verandah…and listen[ing] to the thousand songs of life.”

Denmark: Two Months of Rain in Two Hours

From an allotment garden in Copenhagen, Denmark, garden enthusiast and journalist Dan Larsen posts a humorously dramatic video on YouTube of extensive flooding after two months worth of rain fell...

Cape Verde: Demonstration Against Violence

The organization of a peaceful demonstration against violence in Cape Verde, scheduled for July 5, has already more than 12,000 accepted invitations on Facebook [pt].

Brazil: Inappropriate Use of a Newspaper's Logo

Lino Bocchini, from the blog Desculpe a Nossa Falha wonders [pt] if the Brazilian MTV and its owner, Editora Abril, will also be sued by the newspaper Folha de São...

South Sudan: Civilians in Abyei and southern Kordofan need protection

Dhieu Williams says Civilians in Abyei and Southern Kordofan need protection: “The allegations of ethnic cleansing in Abyei and Southern Kordofan suggests a no fly zone, similar to the one...

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