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14 September 2011

Stories from 14 September 2011

Trinidad & Tobago: A Sleeping Giant?

aka_lol says of recent developments in Trinidad and Tobago's State of Emergency: “The plus side of extending the SOE and increasing the number of hot spots by eleven is that...

Cuba: Released/Re-arrested

Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense reports that bloggers who were detained allegedly for taking part in protests commemorating fallen Cuban prisoners have been released; Babalu, however, posted this morning that “Cuban...

Bahamas: Convicted Child Molester May Walk

“It is shocking to me that a judge in this country can sentence a man to freedom after a jury has found him guilty of a violent crime”: Womanish Words...

Guyana: Hidden Waterfall

The Voice of the Taino People Online blogs about ‘Barbadiana Jones’, reportedly the first outsider to ever see – and photograph – a ‘hidden’ waterfall in Guyana's South Pakaraima mountains.

Trinidad & Tobago: Looking Forward to Film Festival

MEP Caribbean Publishers is “really excited for the opening of this year's installment of the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival”, which begins next week.

Puerto Rico: Tuning In to a New Voice For Political Satire

En Serio is a new political satire program broadcast on TV and through the web. It’s inspired mainly by successful American political satire shows, and the team of hosts and...

Mexico: Protest Calls Attention to Slain Journalists [Video]

Erwin from The Latin Americanist posts a video by Periodismo IDN of a protest held on Sunday, September 11, where around “250 protesters marched in Mexico City to call attention...

Honduras: Recent Cables Released by WikiLeaks

‘La Gringa’ from La Gringa's Blogcito summarizes the content found in selected diplomatic cables that were recently released by Wikileaks. The cables “were from 2002-2004, when Larry Palmer was US...

Paraguay: Indigenous Peoples Fighting to Save Their Ancestral Home

At the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Blog, Research Associate Sean O’ Leary reports that the Ayoreo indigenous people are “fighting for their very survival. These indigenous people are struggling to...

Palestine: Twitter Debate on the Statehood

Chris Keeler, from Notes from a Medinah, rehashes a Twitter conversation between Blake Hounshell of Foreign Policy, Marc Lynch (Abu Aardvark) of the Middle East Channel and Yousef Munayyer of...

Tunisia: Bloggers for Parliament

A number of Tunisian bloggers will be running in their country's parliamentary elections, announced Tunisian blogging portal Nawaat [Fr].

Colombia: “New York Hurts More”

@RedMujeresC, the Twitter account of Red Mujeres Ciudadanas – Colombia, quotes Mare Nubium on the massacres perpetrated by illegally armed groups in Colombia [es]. The author manifests her indignation because,...

Mexico: Mexico City Mayor and His Online Interaction with Citizens

Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon is the mayor of the Federal District (Mexico City), headquarters of the union powers and capital city of the United Mexican States. He is becoming known...

Brazil: Floods Hit Santa Catarina State Again

Intense rains over the state of Santa Catarina in Brazil’s South Region have once again caused floods in several cities. Since September 8, floods, flash floods and landslides have hit...

Bhutan: Copyright And The Right To Translate

Penstar raises questions about some news reports published in Dzongkha language newspapers. A number of those reports are translated from news sites like CNN, BBC or NDTV, but no credit...

Russia: Prosecutor General Calls For Control Over Social Networks

“You saw what had happened in London. To my mind, it is evident that there should be control over this [social network] activity, and I think it will be a...

Iran: Protest Art to Save Lake Urmia

Protesters took to the streets again on Monday in Ardabil, in Iran's Azarbaijan's region, to demand that the Iranian government save Lake Urmia, one of the world's largest salt water...

India: Open Letter to The British Parliament On Kashmir

After decades the British Parliament is going to discuss Kashmir tomorrow. Al Haqu Murun writes an open letter to Mr Steve Baker, MP for Wycombe, and the British Parliament asking...

China: WikiLeaks Misreading Leads to Online ‘Spy’ Hunt

The release of unredacted United States (US) diplomatic cables since late August 2011 by WikiLeaks, has resulted in an online witch hunt in China. The word "informant" in the documents...

China: Chinese blaze new paths in Africa

Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu translated a NetEase story feature on Chinese people working in Africa on Chinese invested construction projects.

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