11 June 2010
Stories from 11 June 2010
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 another round of negotiations with the UPR's administration. Students have transmitted their second message to the country via the website UPR es un País [ES] in which they explain their proposals...
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.
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 their juvenile recruits who threatened bus drivers and civilians to leave their vehicles crossed through the streets.
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. In spite of that, football is still the king of all sports in Peru, so it is no surprise to find bloggers commenting on the event.
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 the Arab World.
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 obsession with good degrees from prestigious schools.
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 brought to citizen media new grounds to evaluate the actions of the government of Mexico towards the United States in terms of immigration and foreign policy.