The ministry of Tofu translated some micro-bloggers’ comments on Chinese President Hu Jintao's talk in the 18th Party Congress about political reform. Hu stressed that the Chinese's reform will be neither old way nor odd way, which in a nutshell points to “no way” as highlighted by micro-blogger Xu Xiaonian.
11 November 2012
Stories from 11 November 2012
Movadef, or the Movement for Amnesty and Fundamental Rights, which has been accused of being a sort of screen for the terrorist group Shining Path, continues to make a name for itself and not just in Perú, but also abroad. This time it caused the "resignation" of the Peruvian ambassador to Argentina, Nicolás Lynch.
In the middle of the night on 14 March 2012, the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) abducted a woman named Jalila Khamis Kuku from her home and took her into custody. Denied access to a lawyer and even a change of clothes, Jalila was dragged into a pickup truck in her night gown accompanied by a dozen NISS officers in civilian clothes.
Latinitas is a non-profit organization in the United States dedicated to the empowerment of young Latinas aged between nine to 18 years, through instruction and the use of media and technology.
In June 2012 Israel began implementing the amendment to the Anti-Infiltration Law according to which all asylum seekers who cross the Israel-Egypt border are automatically jailed for a minimum period of three years without trial. Citizens of ‘enemy states' (such as Sudan) are jailed indefinitely. Elizabeth Tsurkov shares blog reactions as more prison camps are erected to receive the influx of refugees.
A walk down one of the grittiest streets in the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan has a new pit stop, and it’s online. Calle Loíza, in the historic downtown sector of Santurce, is a lively mix of down home Caribbean earthiness and the trendy.
The recently concluded US presidential election generated much interest in India. Congratulations were abound at government level. But what about those on the ground in India - what has been their response?
Organized through social media under the hashtag #8N, Argentinians protested across the country against the current government of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.