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13 October 2011

Stories from 13 October 2011

Iran: “Stranger than Fiction” Saudi Ambassador Plot Accusations

Accusations of an Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador in the United States has captured the front page of websites and newspapers around the world. Iranian blogger opinions on...

Chile: Calls for Government Action One Year Since Rescue of ‘the 33′

Chileans today remembered the incredible rescue one year ago of 33 miners trapped underground for 69 days. Twitter users are calling upon the government to reignite the spirit of that...

USA: Legendary Computer Scientist Dennis Ritchie Has Died

Computer science legend Dennis Ritchie died on October 8, 2011, in his home in New Jersey at the age of 70, leaving behind a legacy of enormous impact on global...

Chile/New York: Similarities Between Occupy Wall Street and the Student Movement

The students of Chile are entering their fifth month protesting for education reform. As Occupy Wall Street gains numbers on the ground and increased attention from the press, economic and...

Colombia: You Can Copy This Creative Commons Film Festival

The Creative Commons Audiovisual Festival will be taking place in Barranquilla and Medellin later this month. You can still experience it even if you aren't in Colombia by requesting to Copy...

Russia: Investigative Journalists Expose Security Services Monitoring Internet

Andrey Soldatov and Irina Borogan, famous investigative journalists, describe [ru] software and methods used  by Russian security services to monitor the Internet. Journalists argue that while Federal Security Service (FSB) can...

Ethiopia: Netizens Take Campaign for Shweya Mullah Online

A social media campaign for justice is raging amongst Ethiopians online after a CNN journalist, Dan Rivers, revealed the horrifying abuse of Shweyga Mullah who was brutally injured after the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Integrity Commission Chair Resigns

Gerard Best tries to connect the dots between the resignation of the Chair of Trinidad and Tobago's Integrity Commission and the Opposition Leader's rejection of an offer by former FIFA...

Cuba: News about El Sexto

babalu has an update on the arrest of graffiti artist El Sexto, while Translating Cuba calls for his release and publishes several examples of his artwork.

U.S. Virgin Islands: No News is Good News

News of St. John says that there's an upside to the island being quiet: “There are still 49 days left in H!^&*($#@ season [hurricane season] and so far St. John's...

Trinidad & Tobago: Need for Proper Tender Process

Afra Raymond continues to blog about the tender process surrounding the proposed development of public lands at Invaders Bay: ” To proceed as things stand is to continue on a...

Jamaica: New Prime Minister Designate

As Jamaica prepares to swear in a new Prime Minister, Girl With a Purpose says: “It is expected that the government of Jamaica will call an early election this year....

Cameroon: Diaspora Fail to Participate in Elections

Seven million Cameroonian voters were called to elect their next president on October 9, 2011. However, the question of the abstention seems to be the great winner of this ballot,...

El Salvador: Communities Severely Affected by Flooding

Voices from El Salvador is reporting on the consequences of severe weather in El Salvador: “Over 4000 people have been evacuated from their homes in San Salvador, La Paz, San...

Portugal: Democracy Takes to the Streets on October 15

In Portugal, on the global action day scheduled for October 15, 'democracy will take to the streets' in a protest for 'participatory democracy, transparency in policy and the end of...

Mexico: Photo Essay on Migration in Oaxaca

Todd Miller, from NACLA's Border Wars blog, posts a photo essay on migration in Oaxaca, where “76% of the […] population lives in poverty.”

Colombia: Students Protest Higher Education Reform

Mike shares pictures of the October 12 student protests in Bogota: “Striking university students have got classes suspended at many of the public universities and vow to stay on strike...

Mexico: U.S. Alleges Iranian Assassination Plot Involving Los Zetas

Reports that the U.S. Justice Department charged two men with conspiring with "factions of the Iranian government" to assassinate Saudi Arabia's U.S. ambassador and to bomb the Saudi and Israeli...

Colombia: Could Miss Universe be Colombian?

A Mexican newspaper published that Miss Universe is Colombian, and that her documents were forged [es] so that she could represent Angola. Territorio Chocoano adds that Leila Lopes’ place of...

United States: “Occupy Wall Street” Gets Stronger

When we first published our story on "Occupy Wall Street," it barely made it to the front pages of newspapers. Currently, with thousands of followers, Occupy Wall Street has captured...

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