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8 November 2011

Stories from 8 November 2011

Spain: Canary Islands Volcanic Activity at El Hierro

Although the community has been evacuated from the La Restinga in El Hierro Island of the Canary Islands due to increased earthquakes due to volcanic activity, scientists and journalists are...

11-11-11: Grab Your Cameras and Capture Life

Only a couple of days until 11/11/11, a date that will have people all over the world recording their lives through film and music. Participate in the 11Eleven project and...

India: Why The Infant Mortality Is High In West Bengal?

Anirban at Its A Miracle writes about the increasing rate of infant mortality in West Bengal and points to the inadequate healthcare system in the state.

Thailand Flooding Disaster

The death toll in Thailand’s worst flooding disaster in 50 years has reached more than 500. Government authorities said 25 provinces are still suffering from the flooding. More than one...

Sri Lanka: Registration For News Websites

Indi.ca reports that the Sri Lankan government has recently banned some websites and also asked any news websites to register.

Côte d'Ivoire: When Will the Universities Reopen?

During the post-electoral crisis in Ivory Coast, at the beginning of 2011, the country's three universities were closed and those living in the university halls of residence made to leave....

Equatorial Guinea: Teodoro Obiang Nguema and Son Face French Justice System

The French justice system has dismissed a complaint by the Equatorial Guinean president against a report accusing him of having stolen from his people. Abdoulaye Bah investigates.

Malaysia: Sexuality Rights Festival Banned

The Malaysian police has banned the annual Seksualiti Merdeka (sexuality independence) Festival which angered many people, including bloggers who support gender and LGBT rights.

Iran: Bloggers React to Rumors of Military Strikes

The rumor of an impending Israeli or American millitary attack on Iranian nuclear facilities has become a top news story for both mainstream media and Iranian netizens.

China: Japan's Imaginary Enemy

Recent Japanese media reports portraying China as the enemy in a Japan-US naval exercise reportedly scheduled for this week have brought even more tension to territorial claims between the two...

Liberia Elections 2011: Polling Stations Nearly Empty

Liberians queued up at various polling stations to exercise their constitutional right to vote in today's presidential run-off. Counselor Track reports on election-related clashes and the call to boycott

Honduras: The Relationship Between Poverty & Crime

A guest blogger in La Gringa's Blogicito writes about poverty and crime in Honduras: “This rampant poverty, lack of education and lack opportunities drives some young people to become delinquents...

El Salvador: Impunity for Civil War Crimes Continues

“A leading voice for human rights in El Salvador, the Human Rights Institute at the University of Central America (IDHUCA), is publicly denouncing the failure of the government of El...

Haiti: Where's the Running Water?

A multi-million dollar project to supply water to several marginal neighborhoods in Port-au-Prince was approved in 2006; 5 years later, there is still no running water. Haiti Grassroots Watch looked...

Cuba: Catholic Solidarity with Dissidents

Pedazos de La Isla is heartened by this weekend's “display of solidarity [by] loyal churchgoers [who] showed solidarity with the Ladies in White, joining the religious figures in their successful...

Trinidad & Tobago: Court Says “No” to Extradition

Trinidad and Tobago News Blog and Globewriter report on an “important ruling” that was handed down yesterday, resulting in “Ishwar Galbaransingh and Steve Ferguson [winning] their judicial review hearing against...

Cuba: Too Costly to Eat

“You’d think that agricultural production would have increased under the reform momentum of our General-President”: Without Evasion blogs about the supposed growth of the Cuban economy, which she calls “the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Controversial Show Suspended

Plain Talk “congratulate[s]…the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad & Tobago for their intervention in the issue surrounding the continuous breaches of the law, the Broadcast Code and common decency that has...

Jamaica: On the Kartel Murder Charges

Jamaica Salt is not surprised by the murder charges that have been slapped on dancehall sensation Vybz Kartel, saying: “In a small place like JA, making more enemies than friends...

Liberia: To Vote or Not to Vote?

As the clock was ticking toward Liberia's scheduled November 8 presidential run-off, a cloud of doubt and uncertainty seemed to be engulfing the process. To vote or not to vote,...

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