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19 March 2012

Stories from 19 March 2012

Brazil: Cyclist's Death in São Paulo Sparks Protests and Debate

On the morning of March 2, 33-year-old Juliana Dias was killed by a bus while riding her bicycle on her way to work along São Paulo's main street, Avenida Paulista....

Ethiopia/Eritrea: Netizens Denounce Winds of War as Ethio-Eritrea War 2.0 Looms

Ethiopia and Eritrea fought one of the most gruesome war in the world between May 1998 and June 2000. Following the attack on Eritrea by Ethiopian troops on 17 March,...

Cuba: Bloggers Uncomfortable as Pope's Visit Looms

As Pope Benedict XVI's controversial visit to Cuba draws closer, online discussion is heating up. Bloggers are upset over what they perceive as a partnership between communism and Catholicism, especially...

Bolivia: Remembering Domitila Barrios de Chungara

Peru: Abancay Under Alert Due to Heavy Rainfall

Cambodia's First IPO

Hong Kong: Indie Music Made Illegal by Contradictory Policies

Contradictory to the government's policy in the development of the cultural and creative industries in Hong Kong, autonomous indie music venues and performances have become targets for harassment by a...

Bahrain: When is a Molotov Cocktail Acceptable?

Brazil: Should Pinheirinho Eviction go to the International Criminal Court?

Philippines: Electric Jeepneys

Jamaica: Corresponding with Vybz Kartel

Egypt: A Stranger in my Own Country

Bahamas: The “Get Ahead Syndrome”

Trinidad & Tobago: Same Old Politics

Jamaica: The Tivoli 73

Peru: Controversy and Tributes on 120th Anniversary of César Vallejo's Birth

The 120th anniversary of the birth of César Vallejo on 16 March, 2012, was celebrated with recitals, lectures and new publications. Netizens also remembered the poet and his work through...

Russia: “Anatomy of a Protest” Film Causes “NTV Lies” Scandal

RuNet Echo

On Sunday, March 18, there were old TV sets, a mock coffin, and plenty of flowers and cookies outside the Ostankino TV tower in Moscow, where a few hundred protesters...

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