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26 August 2011

Stories from 26 August 2011

Sri Lanka: First Solar Power Plant

Cuba: Woman Evicted

Trinidad & Tobago: “The Real Reason” for SoETT

Barbados: Wait & See for SoETT

Cuba: Pseudo-Transparency

Jamaica: Disrespecting Garvey

Mexico: Searching for Victims of Casino Attack via Twitter

Paraguay: Images of a Weekend in Iturbe

Colombia: #ColombiaisBeautiful vs. Hollywood

Russia: Cigarettes Branded for Young Women Spark Controversy

RuNet Echo

A recent advertising campaign and carton redesign by one of Russia’s largest tobacco manufacturers has riled Russan bloggers and sparked a debate on responsible marketing and advertising. Ashley Cleek looks...

Mexico: 61 Die in Attack on Casino in Monterrey

Tajikistan: Rahmon becomes Leader of XXI Century awardee — but who is awarding?

Turkmenistan: Government campaigns against satellite dishes

Turkmenistan: A veteran’s view of the country's music scene

Uzbekistan: Another anti-presidential movement emerged

Mongolia: Higher visitors cause major traffic jams

Afghanistan: RAND's plans for Afghan peace talks

Turkey: An Armenian Adventure on Two Wheels

Despite historical differences and a closed border, an Armenian motorcyclist travels across Turkey, blogging his experiences and observations en route.

Denmark: At Last, the Prime Minister Calls the Elections

Today the Danish PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen has finally called the parliamentary elections: the big day is in three weeks, on September 15. Maria Grabowski reports on two online initiatives...

China: Independent Candidate Disqualified from Preliminary Round