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11 June 2010

Daily archive · 7 posts

Stories from 11 June 2010

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Puerto Rico: Decisive Moment 50 Days into the Student Strike

Students of the state-run University of Puerto Rico (UPR) have sustained a student strike that enters its 50th day today. On this decisive day, the students' National Negotiating Committee has...

Global Voices: We are listening

Soon after Israel's deadly raid on a flotilla carrying aid to Gaza, one post on Global Voices sparked furious critique on Twitter. Tarek Amr in Egypt summarizes the debate.

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Mexico: Drug Cartel-Led Protest Paralyzes Monterrey Metropolitan Area

Last Wednesday, after the leader of drug trafficking band Los Zetas was captured, members of this drug cartel paralyzed the Monterrey Metropolitan Area with blockades in 20 different locations using...

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Peru: Watching the World Cup from Afar

It’s been years since Peruvians have seen their national team playing in a FIFA World Cup; 28 years to be exact. That means 7 editions of the Football World Cup....

Arab World: Where the Streets are Quiet During Football Games

Millions of people around the world are glued to their television screens, watching the World Cup's opening ceremony from South Africa - and the scene is not that different in...

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South Korea:Tablo, A Rapper and the Obsession With Good Degrees

Tablo, South Korea's hip hop celebrity has been questioned by netizens regarding his Stanford degree. Some bloggers point out that the fuss about pop star's education background reflects Korean society's...

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Mexico: Two Deaths on the Border in Ten Days

The unexpected deaths of two Mexicans -a worker and a 15-year-old boy- after clashes with the United States Border Patrol in two separate incidents less than a month apart, have...

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