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3 October 2011

Stories from 3 October 2011

Chile: With Therapeutic Abortion Up for Vote, Chile is Pro-Tweet

As Chile’s Senate decides whether to join the all but five countries around the world that allow therapeutic abortion, Chileans are signing on to social networks en masse to talk...

Ukraine: President Yanukovych in The Simpsons?

The newest episode of cartoon The Simpsons went viral in Ukraine after it humorously portrayed the country and a Kiev mafioso named Victor, who, as many netizens pointed out, resembled...

Puerto Rico: Occupy Puerto Rico

USA: Occupy Together

Philippines: Fake Government Photo Spawns Meme

Online furor over a Philippine government agency's posting of a fabricated photo showing officials 'inspecting' a typhoon-struck street has spawned a meme wherein netizens make their own versions of the...

Cape Verde: Fishing Agreement with European Union

Cape Verde: Cesaria Evora Retires

Portugal: Watchdog of Public Domain

Cuba: Suppressing an “Arab Spring”

Curacao: Changes Needed in Court of Justice

Zambia: Appointment of White Vice President Causes Online Buzz

The shocking, but not entirely unexpected, appointment of Zambia's new Vice President Guy Scott has created buzz online. Scott is an indigenous white Zambian. Gershom Ndhlovu reports.

Trinidad & Tobago: Making Our Own Films

Colombia: Mining Debate Continues as New Minister is Appointed

Colombians are using social networks, blogs and YouTube to comment on issues related to mining in the country, like its effects on the environment, the appointment of a new Minister...

Chile: September 29 Student Protests in Photos

Panama: The Struggle Against Mining

Colombia: ‘The Poetess of La Candelaria’

Bermuda: What's the Plan?

Guyana: Dreaming of a Better Day

Brazil: Historic Speech at UN for Brazil's First Female President

Dilma Rousseff, the first female president elected in Brazil, has also become the first woman to open an annual meeting of the General Assembly of United Nations, on September 21....

Equatorial Guinea: 11 Luxury Cars Belonging to Obiang's Son Seized in Paris

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