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23 April 2012

Stories from 23 April 2012

Bulgaria: May Bicycle Parade

Video: Mobile Phone Megaphone Project for Chinese Immigrants in the US

Panama: Poor But Not Forgotten Thanks to Online Videos

Coco Solo was once a United States Navy submarine base on the Panama Canal Zone, near Colón, Panama. Today, Coco Solo is the home of some of the poorest, most...

China: Reactions to TV Ban on Japanese Porn Star, Sola Aoi

Chinese netizens are frustrated by the government's ban stopping Japanese porn star Sola Aoi from appearing in television shows. To show their support, they displayed a slogan at a Guangzhou...

Peru: Report on Conga Mining Project Released

After months of conflict, the technical report commissioned by the Peruvian government to survey the Environmental Impact Study of the Conga mining project in Cajamarca was finally delivered. The media...

Mexico: Human Rights Abuses and the Presidential Elections

The documentary A Schizophrenic State by Charlotte King follows the stories of San Salvador Atenco and Oaxaca, two places in Mexico who suffered human rights abuses by the ruling political...

Liberia: A Preface to Liberia’s Complicated Biography

Mexico: Netizens Speak Out Against Geo-Location Law

Mexicans used the blogosphere and Twitter to comment on the reforms recently published and identified as the “Geo-Location Law”, which allows authorities to access real time reports on the location...

Russia: The Tsar's Victory Over Napoleon, 200 Years Later

RuNet Echo

Across Russia, celebrations have commenced honoring the 200th anniversary of Tsar Alexander I's defeat of France's Napoleon Bonaparte. Russian and English language bloggers have been tracking the celebrations and lingering...

Portugal: Video of Guinea-Bissau coup protest in Lisbon

Trinidad & Tobago: Parenting Off Limits?

Bahamas: Elections Getting Closer

With just two weeks to go until the country's general elections, the Bahamian blogosphere has been filled with political discussion. Blogworld yesterday compiled her usual Twitter Weekly Updates, which gave...

Jamaica: Literary Festival Founder Gets Guggenheim Fellowship

Chile: The Role of Municipalities in Promoting Reading

Brazil: Passer by Injured and Arrested by Police in Demonstration

Panama: President Martinelli's Confrontation with Journalist Generates Controversy

President Ricardo Martinelli called a press conference to clear up the matter of the scandal connecting him with the Italian businessman Lavitola, but he ended up in a confrontation with...

Bulgaria: “Why Should We Read Books?”

Sri Lanka: Abductions And Media

Multinational Companies’ China Market

Cuba: The “Gap” within the Cuban Exile Community

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