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30 September 2011

Stories from 30 September 2011

India: An Interview With Swechha

Pakistan: The Relation With The US And Its Importance

Bhutan: Promoting The National Language

Sri Lanka: Visa On Arrival Cancelled

Cuba: The Reality of Prison

Trinidad & Tobago: Expenditure & Accountability

Cuba: Inequitable Party

Incredible Photos of North Korean Mass Game

United States: Increase in Poverty Rate Amongst Hispanics

The American economy is at a standstill and seems stuck on that plateau. The poverty rate is affecting more than 46 million people, 15.1 percent of the population, according to...

Cameroon: How Candidates Are Navigating the Social Media Landscape

Colombia: Incarceration of Bogota’s Former Mayor Stirs Debate

Aside from the uproar that Congressman Juan Manuel Corzo sparked over his “fuel subsidy,” now Samuel Moreno Rojas, the former mayor of Bogotá, has been sent to prison while facing...

Mexico: #ReformaPoliticaYA (‘Political Reform Now’), Reactions on Twitter

It has been several months since citizen organizations and activists tried to attain the approval of a political reform that includes, among other points, reelection for mayors and legislators. The...

Brazil: Citizens Blame Governor for Police Charge on Teachers

Macedonia: Protests Against Police Brutality Continue

Several hundred persons continued the street protests against police brutality in Skopje on September 29. With only two exceptions, the Macedonian media largely obeyed the embargo on covering the protests.

China: Obama Fried Chicken

Laos According to WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has released a set of Laos files that confirmed the country’s underdevelopment, endemic corruption in the bureaucracy, and the fragile state of its environment. Here are some online reactions...

Afghanistan: Donor dependence

Uzbekistan: Activists detained for photographing child labor

Uzbekistan: Exiled opposition member murdered

Turkmenistan: Spoken and unspoken lyrics of Turkmen literature