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29 March 2012

Stories from 29 March 2012

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

Again this week, the regional blogosphere was dominated by talk of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba. With reports of repression at an all-time high, Cuban bloggers were dismayed by...

Ethiopia: Child Abuse Caught on Mobile Phone Camera

Ethiopian Facebook users have launched an online campaign for justice after watching a mobile phone recorded YouTube video which shows a little girl being abused by her mother.

Spain: General Strike After Only 100 Days of Government

Spain's main trade unions have called a general strike for today, March 29, with the aim of paralyzing the country, and forcing the government to back down on implementing measures...

The Cuba the Pope Leaves Behind

Pope Benedict XVI's trip to Cuba has come to an end, a visit bookended by the Castro brothers: President Raul Castro greeting the pontiff at the airport and Fidel Castro...

Guatemala: Indigenous and Rural Communities March to Defend Their Land

Thousands of Guatemalan indigenous people and countrymen participated in a nine-day march to defend their lands, protest forced relocations, and call attention to other issues affecting rural communities. We share...

Caribbean: Talking to Giselle Rampaul of ‘The Spaces Between Words’

An interview with Trinidadian literary scholar Giselle Rampaul, producer of the literary podcast series The Spaces Between Words.

South Korea: Youtube Video on Saving Jeju Village from Naval Base Construction

Chile: Daniel Zamudio, Victim of a Brutal Hate Crime, Passes Away

Daniel Zamudio, a young gay man, became the victim of a brutal attack on March 3. In this post we show some of the reactions from blogs, online news sites...

China: Netizens Reactions to North Korea Satellite Launch

On March 27, North Korea announced that it would not abandon its satellite launch in mid April despite U.S. President Barack Obama's high profile visit to South Korea this week....

Senegal and Neighboring Nations Celebrate Peaceful Elections

An historical ending to a tense electoral period took place in Senegal on March 25. Senegalese celebrate peaceful elections which have permitted the political alternative to express itself. Citizens from...

Hong Kong: Citizens Say No to Undemocratic City Mayor Election

Among the 1,200 Hong Kong Chief Executive Election Committee members, 689 elected Leung Chun-ying to be Hong Kong's next city mayor on March 25. When the result was released, thousands...

Slovenia: Family Code Referendum (and Other “Election Season” Updates)

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