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20 January 2012

Stories from 20 January 2012

Cuba: Collapse of a Building in Havana

Cuba: On the Death of Wilmar Vilar Mendoza

Cuba: TV and “Women's” Programs

Cuba: “Free Isn't Easy”

Cuba: Bloggers React to Death of Hunger Striker

It has been a sad day for the Cuban blogosphere, as netizens received news of the death of political prisoner Wilman Villar Mendoza, who has been on a hunger strike...

Puerto Rico: The 365 Project

Puerto Rico: The Latest in High School Sports

Cuba: Imprisoned dissident dies after 50 day Hunger Strike

Russia: Security Services Put Pressure on Parents of the Protest Group Moderator

Puerto Rico: Levels of Crime?

Puerto Rico: Economic Reality

Guyana: First Female Colonel

Zambia: Blogger Challenges Ex-ruling Party's Query On Guy Scott's Appointment

The former ruling party, the MMD, has questioned the legality of the appointment of independent Zambia’s first white Vice President, Dr Guy Scott, threatening to take the matter to the...

Liberia: Was the Presidential Oath of Office Taken Improperly?

Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf took the oath of office on January 16, 2012 in Monrovia. One Liberian blogger argues that Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is not Liberia's President because she did...

China and Hong Kong: Train Scuffle Ignites Cross-Border Fury

A passenger scuffle over mainland Chinese tourists eating food on a train in Hong Kong, is the latest of a series of cross-border controversies between China and Hong Kong, amidst...

Brazil: Toll Roads, Constitutional or Too Much?

After the approval of the Urban Mobility Law in the beginning of 2012, a discussion surrounding toll roads in all national territory came back into play. According to the law,...

Russia: Echo of Moscow Under Fire

Turkey: Post-Murder Trial, Thousands Remember Hrant Dink

Thousands have marched in Turkey to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist and Agos newspaper editor Hrant Dink.

Russia-US: Reviewing the Jackson-Vanik Act

Russia: Mafia State Review

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