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29 February 2012

Stories from 29 February 2012

Bermuda: Economic Debate

Cuba: Worry about Hunger Striker

Jamaica: Nicknames

Barbados: Leap Day

Venezuela: Singer Onechot Becomes Victim of Violence He Decried

Onechot was wounded by a bullet to the head. The Venezuelan reggae singer sang of the violence in the city of Caracas as being completely crazy. In 2011 there were...

Macedonia: Skopje's Pollution Monitoring Saga Continues

NGO Greenbox is compensating for the lack of web interface for the air pollution measuring system in Skopje by posting photos of the display on their blog. Filip Stojanovski writes...

Russia: Great Lent Has Begun

RuNet Echo

Citizen media outlets have captured the multidimensional essence of the Russian Orthodox Lenten season, which began on Monday, including issues such the religiosity of post-USSR Russia, the liturgical calendar, the...

Slovakia: Chuck Norris Bridge

Bangladesh: Boycotting Indian Products to Protest Brutality at Border

Indian Border Security Forces have killed more than 1,000 Bangladeshis in the last ten years. Some bloggers have started a campaign to boycott Indian products and services on March 1,...

Brazil: Dispute Over the Falklands Opens Debate on Economic Perspectives

The 30th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War and the recent public statements by Argentine President Cristina Kirchner cause us to evaluate those events from new perspectives, including...

Chile: The Role of Public Libraries in Post-Earthquake Reconstruction

Paraguay: An Interview on the Land Conflict in Alto Parana

Costa Rica: Turning to Facebook to Fund TV Show

Zambia: Ban Ki-moon Calls on Nation to Respect Gay Rights

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Zambia on 24 February; he addressed parliament, met key political figures and visited the Victoria Falls. None of these events have made as much...

Trinidad & Tobago: Battle with Media

Puerto Rico: March Against the Pipeline

Hundreds of people joined the "National March: Puerto Rico stands firm against the Pipeline" led by the organization Casa Pueblo. Photojournalist Ricardo Alcaraz shares some of his pictures of the...

Thailand: Facebook Blamed for Teen Pregnancies

Netizens in Thailand react to the report of the National Economic and Social Development Board that popular social networking site Facebook is partly to blame for the unwanted teen pregnancies...

Iran: A pro-animal blog was filtered

Taiwan: Say No to Ractopamine Tainted American Meat

Ractopamine, a leanness-enhancing feed additive, is banned in Taiwan and more than 150 other countries. However, under pressure from the US government, the newly elected Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou is...

Armenia: Sumgait Pogrom Anniversary