Friday, May 27, 7 pm had not yet arrived when the police raided Catalunya Square in the center of Barcelona where the camp of “outraged” of 15 May were located. The hundreds of protesters in attendance refused to leave and the situation escalated. Many calls were made through social networks and access to the Square was quickly blocked by a growing crowd who supported the people who slept there. Photo and video evidence of the brutalities quickly surfaced.
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6 July 2011
The first meeting of users of the social network Twitter was celebrated in Havana on July 1 at 4:00 pm at 23rd and 12th of the Vedado district and in the Pabellón Cuba. The event hosted almost 100 people, mostly young journalism students, administrators, professors, journalists and bloggers. Netizens reflect and comment on the exciting and controversial event.
27 June 2011
River Plate, one of the oldest and most successful football clubs in Argentina and in the world suffered one of its worse defeats recently: on June 26 it tied with Belgrano Athletic Club in a match where its membership of the first division of Argentine football was decided.
6 June 2011
In Lima, Peru, the initial results of the presidential election vote count confirmed the tendency expressed in the exit polls: 52.6% for Ollanta Humala and 47.4% for Keiko Fujimori. Reactions on online social networks were immediate.
4 June 2011
The televised debate between the two candidates for the Peruvian presidency, Keiko Fujimori and Ollanta Humala, was closely followed on social networks. Some days after the debate, netizens are still discussing the debate, but they are now more focused on the second round of elections, which will be held on Sunday June 5.
1 June 2011
The second round of presidential elections in Peru reaches its final leg in the midst of unresolved social conflict and polarization of the electorate that has not only generated public pronouncements but also citizens mobilization, the collection of signatures and public marches against each candidate, the conservative Keiko Fujimori conservative and the nationalist Ollanta Humala.
24 April 2011
On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) handed down sentences to the Croatian generals Ante Gotovina, Mladen Markač and Ivan Cermak. Gotovina and Markac were charged with "crimes against humanity and violations of the laws and customs of war" committed in 1995 by the forces of their country during "Operation Storm." In Argentina, where it is estimated that the Croatian community is the country's third largest, there have been various reactions.
25 February 2011
To better understand the origins of the current political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire, it is necessary to place recent events in their post-colonial context. Anna Gueye traces the history of the Ivorian political crisis and the reactions of bloggers in the face of the latest news.
21 February 2011
The approval of a coal mining mega-project in Isla Riesco, nature and protected species sanctuary in southern Chile, reveals a serious environmental conflict of interests that is being analyzed and denounced on the active Chilean social networks.
On the blog “Actu et Opinions”, a post states: Meetings in Abidjan: 2 weights, 2 measures [FR] where one learned that demonstrators did not receive the same reception from the police force depending on whether they were pro-Ouattara or pro-Laurent Gbagbo. According to the Twitter feed #CIV2010, there were 3 deaths among the pro-Ouattara demonstrators. @jeanettemallet gathered the most important tweets in a tweetstory: Out with Gbagbo! [FR] I am reminded that the first Africans to have overthrown a government by street protest were Malians, by way of protests that transpired between December 1990 and March 1991 and signaled the end of the dictatorship of Moussa Traore. [FR]