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18 August 2011

Stories from 18 August 2011

Slovenia: Former PM Andrej Bajuk Dies

Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about Andrej Bajuk, Slovenia's former PM, who died at the age of 67 this past Monday.

Hungary: Economic Crisis

Hungarian Spectrum posts an update on the state of the Hungarian economy.

Libya: Anxiety and Hope as Revolutionaries Edge their Way to Tripoli

As Libya's revolutionaries edge their way towards the capital Tripoli, Libyans share their hopes and anxiety on Twitter. Here is part of the conversation being tweeted tonight.

Lebanon: Special Tribunal Unseals Indictment

“The first question that comes to mind is: is this it? After nearly six years of investigation, does the case truly rest solely on telecommunications data? What about witness testimony?...

Egypt: A Cultural Revolution

Ursula Lindsey, from the Arabist, notes the cultural revolution that has taken place in Egypt since Mubarak's ouster.

Algeria: Not Arab Revolutions

Algerian-American Kal, from The Moor Next Door, shares some thoughts on the Arab Spring. “This blog does not write about “Arab revolutions”; no such thing has taken place in the...

Kuwait: Fined for Bad Breath

From Kuwait, Mark shares a news item about an Arab motorist who was fined by a policeman for “having bad breath.” “If they’re issuing tickets for bad breath then my...

Bahrain: The Plight of Unfairly Dismissed Employees

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif sheds light on the plight of Bahrainis “unfairly” dismissed from their jobs due to the current unrest in the country.

Egypt: Assad's Massacres Continue in Ramadan

“How many massacres have been committed by El Assad regime so far in Syria since the start of the holy month of Ramadan alone !?” asks Egyptian blogger Zeinobia, in...

Egypt: Graffiti War Continues

From Egypt, Suzeeinthecity shares with us the story of how major brands have jumped on the graffiti bandwagon, competing with revolution art on Cairo's walls.

Chile: Indigenous People's Education and Chilean Law

Laura Seelau and Ryan Seelau of Indigenous News write about the “Indigenous peoples’ fight for education in Chile” at I Love Chile: “What many do not know […] is that...

Uruguay: The State's Role in Financing the National Football Team

Cristian Pérez Muñoz of Razones y personas: repensando Uruguay [es] (Reasons and people: rethinking Uruguay) discusses the role that the Government should play in financing the national football team. He...

Cuba: The Life of an Exile

Pablo Pacheco Avila blogs about “swim[ming] in the sad and difficult waters of the Cuban exile.”

Bermuda: BAD Call to Boycott

“Bermudians Against the Draft have launched a campaign to persuade young black men not to cast their ballot in the next general election [because] neither political party supports their position”:...

Cuba: From the Mouths of Las Damas

Pedazos de La Isla has an account of “physical blows, shoving, threats, deportations, and arrests” against members of the Ladies in White.

Belize: Breakfast Fare

Ever wondered what a typical Belizean breakfast is like? Diaspora blogger Rice and Beans shows us, here.

Chile: Live Streaming of August 18 March for Education Reform

You can follow today's march for education reform through live streaming via Ciudadano Inteligente and Sentidos Comunes. On Twitter netizens are using the hashtags #18deagosto, #marchadelosparaguas, #marchaestudiantil, and others, to...

Jamaica: Harmony with Nature

Labrish Jamaica refers to the theories of environmentalist Paul Shepard and psychiatrist Carl Jung to support “modern man’s ability to have a right relationship with the earth, even amongst the...

World: Write a blog post and win up to 3,000 Euros

Participate in YoBloCo Awards and win up to 3,000 Euros: “The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with FARA, Yam-Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE, SPC/PAFPNET is...

Russia: Alcohol Consumption Down

Russland in der Krise! notes [ger] that alcohol consumption in Russia has decreased from 18 to 15 litres of alcohol, and attributes the decrease to a change in consumer habits...

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