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27 January 2012

Stories from 27 January 2012

Slovakia: Competition to Re-Design the National Gallery's Site

Cuba: The Cardinal Rule

Trinidad & Tobago: The Value of Seniors

Cuba: Playwright Passes On

Trinidad & Tobago: Child Abuse

Jamaica: Gully versus Gaza

Brazil: A View from Aboard on Pinheirinho Eviction

Brazil: Indigenous Leader Criticizes “Developmentism” Policies

Brazil: Military Police Asks “Understanding” on Pinheirinho Eviction by E-mail

Guatemala: Former Dictator Efraín Rios Montt Questioned for Genocide

On January 26, a judge ruled that former de facto President Efraín Rios Montt will stand trial for genocide; the same day, Guatemala's Congress ratified the Rome Statute of the...

Côte d'Ivoire: The Story of a Cybercrime Victim

Colombia: First Reactions to #TwitterCensorship

Singapore: Corruption Scandal in Least Corrupt Nation

The heads of the Singapore Civil Defence Force and the Central Narcotics Bureau are being investigated by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau sparking plenty of conversation about corruption in a...

Colombia: Rector of University of Tolima Resigns

China: Not Worried About Twitter's Decision to Self-Censor

Twitter announced this week that, with an eye on global profits, it has decided to begin censoring content prohibited in the various markets in which the company has users. Although...

Zambia: When Wikipedia Entry “Kills” a President

On the morning of 22 January, Zambians woke up to a statement from State House rebuking news websites for spreading a rumour that President Michael Sata had been assassinated. However,...

Azerbaijan: Eurovision as an Opportunity for Change in the Caucasus

Chile: 15 Songs from 2011

Myanmar (Burma): Betwixt and Between

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Burmese Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi this week addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, urging further support from the international community in Myanmar....

Taiwan: 2012 Election Sets Example for Mainland Chinese Democratization

On January 14, Taiwan held its presidential and legislative election. In the wake of the polls, netizens wonder if Taiwan can set an example for the future democratization in mainland...

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