December 31, 2011
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Another year has zoomed by. And what a year it was!
2011 started off with a bang, in Chile, with a 7.1 magnitude earthquake and the Arab Spring, which had just begun officially on December 18, 2010, resulted in the removal of dictator Zine El Abdine Ben Ali from power after 23 years of iron-fisted rule in Tunisia on January 14th, 2011.
Before January was through, riots engulfed Egypt and Yemen and by February 11th, Mubarak handed over power to the military. On that day we wrote in our blog, "Happy Revolution Day, Egypt" the following: