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28 July 2011

Stories from 28 July 2011

Poland: The State of Reading

A few weeks ago, a new social campaign - Reading in Poland - was launched by one of Poland's largest daily newspapers due to the fact that reading rates in...

Equatorial Guinea: Blogging Political Cartoons

The blog of Equatoguinean cartoonist Ramón Esono, Las Locuras de Jamón y Queso [es], denounces the country's political situation with cartoons. Each cartoon of the LOCOStv (MADtv) presents well known...

Puerto Rico: Blogger's Research on Femicides

Feminist activist and blogger Verónica RT continues her project of updating the national statistics of femicides in Puerto Rico, which do not necessarily coincide with the numbers provided by the...

Dominican Republic: Bohemian Nights

Dino Bonao writes about the Dominican bohemian nights [es].

Puerto Rico: Science and Ethics

Miguel Adrover discusses and contextualizes [es] governor Luis Fortuño's recent comments about the need to develop more engineers, scientists and mathematicians.  The blogger, a science teacher himself, stresses that what...

Puerto Rico: PR Indie's LAMC Coverage

Redod, the editor of the alternative music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es], reflects on the amazing and intense coverage [es] they offered of the Latin American Music Conference (LAMC) in...

Puerto Rico: Violence Against Children

Blogger Rima Brusi writes a post full of emotion [es] on the recent case of a man who murdered his four-year old daughter in yet another incident related to domestic...

Puerto Rico: Bicycle Hang Out

The blogs Bicijangueo [es] and PR Fixed [es] are posting texts, videos, and audio on everything and anything related to the new urban cycling trend in Puerto Rico.

Peru: Reactions to Ollanta Humala's Swearing-In Ceremony

July 28 is Independence in Peru, and this year it is also the day Ollanta Humala was sworn in as the new President of Peru. In his blog Globalizado [es]...

Africa: How Social Conservatives in Africa Use Anti-Globalization Struggle

Graham shows how social conservatives in Africa use the anti-globalization struggle: “They use the same arguments and language as the radicals, but they are not revolutionaries. Their language of liberation,...

Zambia: Blogger Thinks Late President Fixed Election Date

Zambia’s President Rupiah Banda on July 28 2011 finally announced September 20 as the election date. There has been debate in the country to have a fixed election date instead...

Africa: First African Demo of Sixth Sense Technology

Bontle Moeng blogs about the first African demo of sixth sense technology: “Basically, Sixth Sense is a mini-projector coupled with a camera and a cellphone—which acts as the computer and...

Haiti: Martelly's Promises

Toussaint on Haiti suggests that Haitians who voted for a Martelly presidency may now be suffering from buyers’ remorse.

Puerto Rico: Libraries and Reading

Gil the Jenius puts forward a theory about why “there are no decent libraries on the island”, adding that with the current levels of Internet penetration, “We don't have any...

Cuba: Call for Justice in Death of Teen

Laritza's Laws posts an update about the shooting death of a teen by a retired police officer: “Relatives and neighbors of the victim suspect the police are looking for excuses...

Trinidad & Tobago: National Strike on the Horizon?

Caribbean Journal reports that Trinidad and Tobago may soon be facing a national strike.

Cuba: Differences of Opinion are Healthy

“‘The People's Path‘ is…a vision statement of what the movement for a free Cuba should be striving for,” writes Uncommon Sense, who, along with Babalu, thinks that despite Dr. Oscar...

Malawi: A Chronological Account of Protests in Malawi From Afar

Read Dadakim's account of protests in Malawi: “It’s also important to realize that the protests were not spontaneous. Civil society organizations had previously attempted a similar protest in February and...

Africa: Membership Opens For mLab SA

Application for membership for mLab Southern Africa has opened: “The mLab SA provides incubation support to mobile developers and entrepreneurs through the following services: subsidised office space with meeting rooms...

Bulgaria-Russia: Refinery Shutdown Causes Oil Crisis

John Helmer of Dances With Bears reports that a Bulgarian government-imposed shutdown of the Lukoil-owned Burgas refinery threatens to create an oil crisis in the country, and goes on to...

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