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6 September 2011

Stories from 6 September 2011

Video: Nyan Cat Costa Rican style

Brazil: Road to World Cup and Olympics Paved with Forced Evictions

In the run up to Brazil's World Cup 2014 and Olympics 2016, thousands of people are being forcefully evicted from their homes to make room for office buildings, stadiums and...

Burkina Faso and Niger: Haven for Gaddafi ?

Trinidad & Tobago: Ramifications of “Granny Quila”

Haiti: How News of Alleged Assault Spread

Egypt: Scuffles Break Out Inside and Outside Mubarak Trial

Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stood trial yesterday for the killing of protesters in the revolution. This is the third hearing and lasted for 10 hours, with scuffles reported both inside...

Latin America: Tragic Times for Journalists

Costa Rica: Bloggers Discuss Present and Future of Blogs in ‘BloggeandoCR’

Uruguay Looks at Monitoring Social Networks After Teen's Death

Cuba: Two Views of the Church

Bahamas: Identification System to deal with Immigration?

Trinidad & Tobago: True Freedom

Trinidad & Tobago: Suspension of Human Rights?

Guinea-Bissau: Unique Footage from 1969-74

Brazil: Amazon Defender Under Threats Requests Protection

Mexico: Hero Reports, Mapping Acts of Kindness

7 Billion Actions

Heroreports is a non-profit project dedicated to crowdsourcing and mapping reports of citizen courage and positive social behavior. It started in Ciudad Juárez, México as an initiative of the MIT...

China: Nazi Chic Cosplay

Chile: Netizens Pay Tribute to Plane Crash Victims

The disappearance of an airplane near the Juan Fernandez archipelago has stirred social networks in Chile: among the 21 passengers and crew were members of the NGO Levantemos Chile, and...

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