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12 June 2012

Daily archive · 7 posts

Stories from 12 June 2012

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Cuba: Bloggers Rally Around Beaten Dissident

Bloggers from the Cuban diaspora are concerned about the reported beating and detainment of dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez, more popularly known as Antunez, after he testified via teleconference at...

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Colombia: Conflicting Reactions Following Release of French Journalist Roméo Langlois

The French journalist Roméo Langlois was released on May 30, after having been held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for a month. The journalist's statements after his...

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Panama: Hoping for a Historic World Cup Qualification

Panama has had a great start in the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2014 Brazil World Cup and now Panamanians are beginning to dream, using Twitter to show their hope and...

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Yemen: $audi Influence Explained

The influence of Yemen's rich and powerful neighbor on it's internal affairs is no secret. Saudi Arabia's interference has been felt among Yemenis for decades. Now Yemenis have a list...

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Palestine: Gaza's Terrorist Chickens Trend on Twitter

On June 5, an Israeli airstrike hit a poultry farm in the southern Gaza Strip, ending the lives of dozens of cackling chickens. In response to this attack, Twitter users...

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Kyrgyzstan: Rap Song Stokes Ethnic Hostility on Anniversary of Clashes

As Kyrgyzstan marks the second anniversary of the June 2010 events, a new rap song is stoking tension in Osh, a southern city which was the epicenter of the ethnic...

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Hong Kong, China: Condemning the Apparent Staged Suicide of Li Wangyang

Thousands of people in Hong Kong took to the street on June 10, to condemn the apparent staged suicide of political prisoner Li Wangyang, a martyr who lived his life...

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