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5 August 2011

Stories from 5 August 2011

Peru: The Amazon and the Diversion of the Huallaga and Marañón Rivers

Law 29,760 -also known as 'Corina Law'- was published this July in Peru, qualifying as a "public need and of national interest" the diversion of the Marañon and Huallaga rivers...

The Balkans: Over Half of the Population Uses the Internet

Danica Radovanovic reports on the findings of a study of Internet usage in the Balkan region.

Sri Lanka: Should Poor Countries Play Games?

Sri Lanka: Experience In A National Hospital

Russia: Vysotsky as Detective

Haiti: Tackling the Housing Problem

Cuba: Burden of the Embargo

Caribbean: TS Emily Passes

Trinidad & Tobago: Tech Podcast Launched

Cuba: Female Protesters Arrested

South Korea: Extremist Grandpas Attack Labor Activists

The Korea Parents Federation, an extreme right-wing group made up exclusively of elderly Korean men has been involved in clashes with protestors demonstrating against massive layoffs in Busan, South Korea's...

Bahrain: Liliane Khalil, Another Blog Hoax or Propaganda?

On 2 August 2011, British blogger and PhD Student, Marc Owen Jones wrote a post about his investigation into the identity of an alleged Arab-American Journalist named Liliane Khalil. Jones...

Mexico: ‘Mexodus’ Documents Middle-Class Migration Triggered by Drug Violence

Ukraine: Court Orders Yulia Tymoshenko's Arrest

Chile: Citizen Videos of August 4 Clashes Between Students and Police

Colombia: University Dean Removed for Inviting Abortion Advocates

Brazil: Proposal to Award a Homophobic Pastor Causes Outrage

Brazil: New Minister of Defence Becomes Trending on Twitter

Brazil: Brazilian Singer Censored by Politician

Azerbaijan: Refugee problem