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9 August 2011

Stories from 9 August 2011

Ukraine: Party of Regions’ “Prejudicial Statement” on Tymoshenko's Case

Slovenia: A Comment on the U.K. Riots

Russia: Learning Russian Via Social Networks

The Balkans: History, Politics and Ethnic Identities

Palestine: Israeli Bulldozers Blamed for Cutting Off Gaza Telecoms

Reports are appearing online of a total communication blackout in Gaza. On Twitter, users are blaming Israeli bulldozers for the outage. Here is part of the conversation.

Libya: Humanitarian Conditions Continue to Deteriorate this Ramadan

Libyans continue to suffer from dire humanitarian conditions as the war in their country rages this Ramadan. From food to water to fuel and power shortages, to burying their dead...

Yemen: Pressing Humanitarian Needs and Deteriorating Economic Situation

The United Nations Security Council has issued a statement expressing grave concern about the situation on the ground in Yemen, including pressing humanitarian needs and a deteriorating economic situation following...

Guatemala: Police Kill Peasant With Tear Gas Canister

Indigenous peasants living on lands claimed by landowners in Guatemala are often violently evicted from their homes by policemen and soldiers. Last week, 31-year-old Sergio de León was killed when...

Chile: How to Follow the Student Protests Online

Argentina: The Economy and Cristina Fernández's Reelection

Honduras: Judge Issues Arrest Warrants for Journalist and Environmentalists

Barbados: Threat to Borders?

Bahamas: The Female Perspective

Puerto Rico: Reasons for Riots

Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent: “Blogaversaries”

Jamaica: Art Supporter Dies

Poets from the World

Spain: The Importance of the McBride Report

Cuba: Interview of Ted Henken

Ethiopia: Local Media Ignore Famine