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10 August 2012

Stories from 10 August 2012

South Korea: President's Unprecedented Visit to Disputed Islands a Smokescreen?

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak made an unprecedented and highly controversial visit to the Dokdo islands. However, skepticism and suspicion grow strong in the Korean Twittersphere, with many calling the...

Colombia: Gold for Cyclist Mariana Pajón

Chile: Doubts Over Origin of Violence at Student Protests

Last Wednesday, August 8, 2012, thousands of students tried to march on the Alameda avenue in downtown Santiago in a non-authorized protest that ended up with three public transportation buses...

Dominican Republic: Changes in the Publishing Industry

Cuba: Freedom of Press?

Puerto Rico: Urban Artists “La Pandilla”

Puerto Rico: Festival of the Hammock

Puerto Rico: Penal Code and Freedom of Expression

Cuba: Celaya on Payá

Morocco: Students Demand Education Reform

In July, a group of Moroccan students launched a Facebook page called "The Union of Moroccan Students to Change the Education System". In less than a month, it attracted unprecedented...

United States: MundoFox, More of the Same?

On 13 August 2012 a new TV channel MundoFox will officially begin broadcasting, becoming the fifth channel to join others in transmitting Hispanic content in the United States.

South Korean President Made an Unprecedented Visit to Disputed Dokdo Islands

Kirani James Delivers on Grenada's Olympic Dream

Earlier this week, Kirani James won the Gold Medal in the Men's 400 Metres race at the London Olympics with a time of 43.94, making him the first person from...

Uruguay: Analyzing How Politicians Use Twitter

Chad: 5,000 New Refugees Coming From The Central African Republic

East Timor: Women's Network Continues Protest

Zambia: Chinese Mining Boss Allegedly Killed by Striking Workers

The tragic death of a Chinese supervisor at a coal mine in southern Zambia allegedly at the hands of striking workers demanding the implementation of the new minimum wage policy...

Somalia: The Very First Humanitarian “Customer Calling Center”

Should Singapore ‘Import’ Athletes to Win Olympic Medals?

The bronze medal victory of Feng Tianwei, a Chinese-born athlete who represented Singapore in the 2012 London Olympics, has ignited debate whether the Singapore government should exert more effort to...

Colombia Achieves Historic Results in London 2012

With 6 medals up until now, the Colombian delegation that is participating in the London Olympics has achieved the best performance in the history of Colombia in the Olympic Games.

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