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20 August 2012

Stories from 20 August 2012

Brazil: Company Continues Construction of Belo Monte Dam

United States: Significance of Paul Ryan for the Hispanic Population

From the day that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney chose Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, there has been extensive media coverage in favor and against the decision....

East Timor: Hundreds of Resistance-Related Images on Facebook

Cuba: Dealing with Dengue

Jamaica: Garvey's Nerve

Video: ‘I Was Here’ Campaign – Small Actions to Change the World

Join us as we see how small actions can change the world through the 'I Was Here' campaign for the United Nations World Humanitarian Day. The UN and American singer...

Caribbean: Marking Eid

South Korea: Controversial Launch of Online Music Video Rating

South Korean authorities have launched a new ratings system for music videos posted online. The new bill requires every music video (or promotional video) and even movie trailers to be...

Brazil: Belo Monte Halted, but for How Long?

When it seemed that all was already lost, the movements opposing the Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant were surprised by an order suspending the works, which were being carried out...

Senegal: SunuCause, a Blogger-Driven Humanitarian Project

The team of bloggers that created the Sunu2012 project earlier this year to monitor the Senegalese presidential elections has launched a new collaborative online project called SunuCause. The objective of...

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