14 November 2011

Stories from 14 November 2011

Australia: Historic New Carbon Price Law Divides Nation

  14 November 2011

The Australian Federal Parliament finally passed the contentious Clean Energy Bill on 8 November 2011. The legislation introduces a carbon price of $A 23 per tonne from July 2012, leading to an emissions trading scheme (cap and trade) after 3 years. Online reactions are mixed

India: Jim Corbett Museum

  14 November 2011

As a part of the Club Mahindra Bloggers Trip, Anu Shankaran went to the Corbett National Park and the Jim Corbett Museum and posts a photo essay. Jim Corbett was a British-Indian hunter of man-eating tigers and leopards, conservationist, naturalist, photographer and author.

Venezuela: Opposition Candidates Debate on November 14

  14 November 2011

Juan Cristóbal Nagel in Caracas Chronicles says it is “hard to overstate the significance of  tomorrow's [November 14] planned televised debate between the opposition’s five candidates for President.” He also posts videos of the debaters’ recent campaign ads.

Mexico: Twitter User Questioned Over Controversial Tweet

  14 November 2011

A Mexican Twitter user know by his nickmane @mareoflores was summoned to clarify, apparently without an arrest warrant, a tweet published before the Interior Secretary's helicopter accident that had "foreseen" his death. Miguel Angel Guevara reports on the first Twitter reactions.

Brazil: Suspicious Fires in Slums of São Paulo

  14 November 2011

Brazilian teacher and urban planner Raquel Rolnik writes [pt] about a wave of suspicious fires in slums of the city of São Paulo. Allegedly, a few days after the last fire, a construction company had already turned the aftermath into a building site for new developments.

Brazil: Journalist Shot Dead During Police Action

  14 November 2011

Journalist Cristina Rodrigues asks [pt] “who's to blame?” after the tragic death of a Brazilian journalist from the TV Bandeirantes, who was shot by drug dealers during a police action in a slum in Rio de Janeiro on November 7. Journalist Antônio Mello blames [pt] the bullying of the TV...

Colombia: President Asks Congress to Remove Education Reform Law 30

  14 November 2011

A tweet by the Presidency of the Republic [es] (@infopresidencia) reported that President Santos already sent a request to Congress asking for the removal of the project to reform higher education Law 30 [es]. Consequently, the MANE [es] (the National Student Board) said they would [es] lift the national university...

Cuba: Reports from Diaspora Bloggers

  14 November 2011

Pedazos de La Isla reports that “Antunez” has been released, babalu has what he laments is a “regular” report on “on Ladies in White being arrested by the Castro dictatorship for attempting to attend Sunday church services” and Uncommon Sense suggests that an independent journalist may have been arrested “because...

Cuba: Papal Visit Challenges

  14 November 2011

Crossing the Barbed Wire suggests that the proposed Papal visit to Cuba next year “presents challenges for three essential actors of the current Cuba”; El Cafe Cubano, meanwhile, says: “I don't believe the Pope's visit will do anything to ‘CHANGE’ things in Cuba.”

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