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11 April 2014

Stories from 11 April 2014

Venezuela Decoded, Making Sense of Conflicting Accounts

  11 April 2014

Back in February 2014, Venezuelan journalists Mary Avilés, Ana María Carrano and Martín Quiroga, currently living in Silicon Valley, were frustrated with trying to find out what was really happening back home. After first protests that month, Twitter had become the last independent channel for information and everyone was using...

The Overlooked Crisis in Burundi

  11 April 2014

While neighboring Rwanda is making news with the commemoration of the 1994 genocide and the increased tension with France, Burundi is marred in an overlooked political crisis and surge of violence that opposes, again, Hutus and Tutsis.  Tshitenge Lubabu in Burundi opines that the roots of the crisis [fr] are the current political leaders:...

6.2 Earthquake Hits Nicaragua

  11 April 2014

A powerful 6,1 earthquake hit Nicaragua on Thursday, April 10, 2014. There were reports [es] of injured people and collapsing of houses as a result of the movement. The epicenter was located at 20 kilometers North of the capital city Managua, close to Apoyeque volcano, at 10 kilometers depth. In...

Trinidad & Tobago Water Recycling Project Not “Crystal Clear”

  11 April 2014

Despite the attributes presented by this project, there are grounds for serious concern as to the process adopted and the actions of the various public officials involved. Afra Raymond has concerns about the plan by the Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, in conjunction with the National Gas...

Jamaica: Social Art

  11 April 2014

It can only create a healthier cultural environment if multiple independent spaces, encouraging social interaction and supporting creative practice were operating. ART:Jamaica blogs about the importance of social art spaces.

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