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5 September 2011

Stories from 5 September 2011

North Korea, Country in a Long Coma

Alex Tabarrok on Marginal Revolution blog wrote about how the dictatorship in North Korea has survived decades despite mass starvation and economic failure. The author, quoting parts from the book...

Azerbaijan: Eurovision and visas

Aaron in Azerbaijan comments on a request from the management of the Eurovision Song Contest to the Azerbaijani authorities to simplify visa procedures ahead of next year's competition to be...

Bangladesh, India: Dispute Over Land And Maritime Boundaries

As the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is due for a state visit to Bangladesh tomorrow, Syeed hopes that some long-standing multi-faceted disputes over land and maritime boundaries between Bangladesh...

Bangladesh: A Real Reckoning On 1971

Naeem Mohaiemen at Unheard Voice comments on the Bangladesh liberation war of 1971: “what we are left waiting for is a deep investigation into 1971– about the nature of violence,...

Honduras: The Road to Becoming a Top Coffee Producer

Honduras Culture and Politics blogs about coffee production in Honduras, reporting that “The Honduran government has just announced projections of production for the current season that would make the country...

Ecuador: ‘Campus Party Quito’ from October 19-23

María Cristina Martínez announces [es] this year's ‘Campust Party Quito‘ [es], which will be held October 19-23.

Uruguay: UN Peacekeeping Troops Allegedly Raped Haitian Man

“A video claims to show UN peacekeeping troops from Uruguay raping a Haitian man (Reuters, BBC, Al Jazeera)”: Bloggings by boz describes the case as “another scandal for the UN,...

Blog Carnival: Nicaragua – Migration

Global Voices in Spanish has the pleasure of announcing a new edition of its Blog Carnival. This time we invite bloggers and netizens in or from Nicaragua to participate by...

Sri Lanka: The Hunt For Women Bloggers

Indi.ca reports that The Women and Media Collective is holding a meeting of Sinhala and Tamil language women bloggers in Colombo on the 9th of September, 2011. The meeting will...

Chile: ‘Influential’ Twitter Users Have Lunch With the President

On August 24, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera invited 15 influential Twitter users to have lunch in La Moneda - the presidential place - to hear their opinion and to discuss...

Swaziland: King Mswati Must Go

Richard Rooney posts a press release from the Botswana National Front in support of progressive forces in Swaziland: “The Botswana National Front (BNF) joins the rest of the progressive forces...

China: “Free Lunch” for Rural Students via Micro-Donations

To help improve education in rural China, a new project by Guangzhou-based charity activist Liang Shuxin called “Free Lunch” is raising online micro-donations to deliver lunch meals to impoverished school...

Pakistan: Empowering Youth for a Better Tomorrow

Institute of Peace and Secular Studies is a humble, community youth organization in Lahore, Pakistan which aims to empower Pakistani youth and encourage them to face up to today’s challenges...

Brazil: Launch of a Committee for the Palestinian State

Blogger and activist Emir Mourad posts a series of links [pt] about the launching event of the Palestinian State Committee in São Paulo, Brazil. The committee supports the recognition of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Road Block Survival Tips

Outlish shares a few tips on “surviving roadblocks and police encounters”.

Dominica: On a Single Regional Economy

Caribbean Man says of the Caribbean Single Market & Economy, which is meant to encourage free movement within the region: “Like every other Caribbean institution, when the ethos has to...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Government & Social Media

After a site was shut down because of concerns that its content may be in violation of the terms of the country's state of emergency, KnowTnT.com says: “It seems an...

Barbados: Leaked Cable & CL Financial

Barbados Free Press continues to monitor Wikileaks cables, this time revealing alleged links between the DLP government and the CL Financial Group. The blog also publishes a statement by journalist...

Guyana: Literary Award Winners

Caribbean Book Blog and Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp have details on the winners of the recently held Guyana Literary Awards.

Russia: Digital Graveyard Launched

Pomnipro.ru, the website advertised as the ‘social network for the deceased,’ had been launched in Perm, lenta.ru reported [ru]. Despite the groups dedicated to the dead have existed before in...

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