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2 November 2011

Stories from 2 November 2011

Russia, U.S.: Arms Dealer Viktor Bout Indicted

In Moscow's Shadows comments on today's guilty verdict in the arms dealer Viktor Bout trial.

Peru: Student's Death in the Andes Divides Media and Social Networks

Ciro Castillo Rojo had been missing for nearly seven months; the finding of his body put an end to the mystery regarding his whereabouts, but the controversy related to his...

Israel: Netizens Strongly Object to the Prospect of a Strike on Iran

Several Israeli media reports in recent days have discussed the possibility of an imminent Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. Following these reports, the Israeli public, for the first time,...

Egypt: SCAF – The Last Pillar of the House!?

The past few days we've witnessed the detention of veteran blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah, a prisoner tortured to death in jail, and other incidents that have made Egyptian bloggers...

Côte d'Ivoire: Water Shortages in Abidjan Districts

Kanigui writes [fr] in his blog Actu et Opinion: “Living in certain districts of Abidjan means accepting that there will be no running water from time to time.  The inhabitants...

Zambia: Dramatic Elephant Rescue

Dramatic Elephant rescue in Zambia: “The Kapani Lagoon is a source of drinking water for the animals of the area, as well as the place to go for a relieving...

Uganda: Soldiers for Peace or Oil?

What to most Ugandans think about the deployment of US soldiers to Uganda to help stamp out the Lord’s Resistance Army?: “They think what they are actually here to do...

Gaddafi's Lost Arsenal, a Threat to the Sahel Region

Since the beginning of the conflict in Libya that toppled Gaddafi's regime, weapon trafficking has been on the rise in the Sahel region. The consequences of this trafficking threatens peace...

Gambia: Pigs, Cows and Birds

Lynn blogs about pigs, cows and birds in Gambia: “I got two melons straight from the field and one bag of charcoal for a future barbeque. The most beautiful part...

Curacao: Royal Visit to Curacao

TRIUNFO DI SABLIKA blogs about the Dutch royalty's visit to Curacao, explaining why some of the public reaction has “queen Beatrix feeling a bit chilly up in the tropics.”

Cuba: The 10 Per Cent

Cuban diaspora bloggers say they are the 10% percent in the OccupyCuba movement.

Trinidad & Tobago: State to Take Action Against TV Station

With the Director of Public Prosecutions poised to take legal action against the TV station that aired footage of a child being assaulted, Gerard Best “think[s] we may be on...

Latin America: Travel Writer Tackles the Andes

Michael Busch interviews travel writer Michael Jacobs about his book Andes: “Beginning in Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela and finishing up in the heart of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego, Andes masterfully details...

Colombia: Anonymous Invites Citizens to Protest on November 10

Anonymous, through its Twitter account @Anonymiss_Co [es], links to a video [es] where they confirm their support of the student strikes in rejection of a reform to higher education Law 30....

Honduras: “Operation Lightning” Amid Police Shake Up

La Gringa's Blogcito updates readers on the alleged involvement of four police officers in the murder of two university students. La Gringa also writes briefly about Operation Lightning: “In a...

Cuba: A Society Without Trees?

“It is called cyclone prevention. It is called telephony and electricity without ecological interference. It is called sanitation against disease. It is called sunlight. It is called power”: Orlando Luis...

Jamaica: A Halloween Story

The possible links between Jamaican culture and Halloween get Geoffrey Philp blogging about death and “the sacrifices that our ancestors made for us to be here.”

Palestine: New Flotilla en Route to Break Gaza Siege

A flotilla made up of a Canadian and an Irish ship is en route to Palestine, to break the siege on Gaza, it emerged today. The covert operation was under...

Philippines: Average internet speed

Snippets from a white paper by Akamai presented in the blog New Media Philippines reveals that the average internet speed in the Philippines is 1.2 Mbps. This is behind the...

Philippines: Failure of social media activism

Get Real Post comments that social media activism in the Philippines has offered lots of noise but without real substance.

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