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21 July 2011

Stories from 21 July 2011

Armenia: Uproar Over Head of Church's Remarks

Angered by remarks made by the the country's spiritual leader about the upkeep of churches and monasteries, some Armenians are using social networking sites such as Facebook to call for...

Guatemala's DipuKids: A New Generation of Candidates for Congress

A new generation of Guatemalan politicians under 30, dubbed the 'Dipukids', are causing controversy. Well educated and well travelled, many from the country's upper class - can they truly represent...

Armenia: Corruption

Guatemalan Women Misrepresented by Guatemala's Tourism Board

Colombia: Challenges of the Victims’ Law

Venezuela's Football Team and Unity: A Partisan Talking Point?

Cape Verde: Blog Tears Down Statements on Climate Change

Is Russia's Political “Black Hole” About to Reach Tipping Point?

RuNet Echo

In December 2011 Russian voters will elect a new parliament, and than in March 2012 a new (or perhaps, not so new) president. Analysts predict that the upcoming elections threaten...

Portugal: “Junk” National Debt Rating Provokes Online Demonstrations

The “junk” rating given to Portugal’s ability to pay its public debts by independent American financial analysis corporation Moody's, has provoked numerous demonstrations of exacerbated nationalism on the social networks....

Azerbaijan: Release Jabbar Savalan Campaign

Cuba: Approaching “Adulthood”

U.S.V.I., St. Kitts: On Belonging

Puerto Rico: Perform & Get Paid

Grenada: Justice Isaac Dies in Canada

Cuba: Activists Under Pressure

Barbados: Legal Battle over Wetlands

Jamaica: BMW Owner Charged

China: Bring Your Books to Rural Villages

A prominent Chinese scholar is encouraging netizens to "bring their books to the villages". Now a number of centres have been set up in cities across the country to handle...

Nepal: Riding Bicycle To Prove A Point

Pakistan: Killing Karachi

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