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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

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

Cuba: News about El Sexto

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

Trinidad & Tobago: Need for Proper Tender Process

Jamaica: New Prime Minister Designate

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

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

Colombia: Students Protest Higher Education Reform

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?

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...