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3 November 2011

Stories from 3 November 2011

Colombia: Lleras Law Sinks in Congress

3 November 2011

Congress once again discussed the controversial bill called ‘Lleras Law” [es] on copyright and intellectual property on the Internet, but this time Senator Roy Barreras proposed to sink the bill, arguing the it contained inconsistencies. While the media reported [es] the news, Colombians reacted on Twitter with the hashtag #Ley...

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Philippines: Calls for Peace in Mindanao

3 November 2011

Renewed fighting between government troops and secessionist Moro rebels in the southern Philippine regions of Mindanao has led to more calls for peace from various quarters. The escalation of war has not only derailed the peace process but has displaced thousands of innocent civilians

Cuba: Dissident Detentions

3 November 2011

Pedazos de La Isla reports on “beatings, arrests, and vigilance” for the month thus far and publishes another post saying that “the situation of the activists arrested on Monday, October 31st has become increasingly worrisome, as their whereabouts are unknown, as far as Antunez, Yris Perez, Idania Yanez, and Damaris...

Puerto Rico: Money Bags

3 November 2011

As police report seizing in excess of $3 million so far this year, Dondequiera says: “All of this money was, without doubt, made from or destined for illegal trafficking. It could have been drugs, but since the black market is so robust in Puerto Rico, it could have been for...

Cuba: Church & State

3 November 2011

“At 75, Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega cannot complain about his lack of recognition”: Another perspective on the work and influence of the head of the Catholic Church in Cuba, by Havana Times.

South Korea: Anti-FTA Protesters Hit with Water Cannons

3 November 2011

A series of protests against Free Trade Agreement with the United States have continued for near a week in South Korean capital, Seoul. Twitter user @hoongkildong [ko] is among many Twitterers live-tweeting various rallies and he posted this photo of riot police firing water cannons at protesters.

Nicaragua to Host 2012 Debian Conference

3 November 2011

Nicaragua will host the 2012 DebConf. The blog comuNIdad shares the announcement: “The conference will take place from July 8 to July 14 2012, in Managua, Nicaragua. In DebConf’s twelve-year history, this will be the first time it will be held in Central America. […] This conference will boost the...

Peru: Speaking out Against Media Sensationalism

3 November 2011

Gabriela García Calderón, who comes from a family of journalists, blogs [es] about sensationalism in the media, arguing that reporters sometimes go too far to get the news that will make the front page: “A little restraint would be nice. Empathy. Respect for the person who is suffering. Tolerance.”

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