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· May, 2013

Stories about Breaking News from May, 2013

28 May 2013

LGBTQ Rights in Puerto Rico Slowly Improve Step by Step

A battle is currently unleashing in discussions over LGBTQ rights in Puerto Rico. In recent weeks both advances and setbacks have been seen. Groups in favor of LGBTQ rights and...

25 May 2013

Rafael Correa Sworn In for Third Term as President of Ecuador

Rafael Correa took office as the President of the Republic of Ecuador to govern until 2017.

24 May 2013

Outrage over Arrest of Two Photojournalists in Spain

The news of the arrest of photojournalist Raúl Capín, in Madrid, was widely shared under the tag #RaúlLibertad on Twitter. Photojournalist Adolfo Luján was also arrested. Many online messages of...

23 May 2013

Twin Suicide Car Bombings in Niger Kill 23

Second Segment of Fiber Optic Cable Connects to Cuba

U.S. company Renesys announced on its blog that in the last week they have observed "a second connection" of the fiber optic cable ALBA 1 between Cuba and Jamaica.

PHOTO: Locusts Invade Madagascar After Cyclone

22 May 2013

14-year-old Citizen Journalist Killed Covering Clashes in Syria

Omar Qatifaan, a 14-year-old media activist, was killed while covering clashes between pro- and anti-government forces in the southern Daraa al-Ballad area of Syria near the border with Jordan.

20 May 2013

Russian Sociology Under Assault

RuNet Echo

Science isn’t safe in Russia today. That, anyway, was Lev Gudkov’s message in a public statement today, announcing that prosecutors in Moscow contacted him five days ago, to issue an...

Mozambique: Medical Professionals Announce Strike

17 May 2013

Jorge Videla, Argentina's Ex-Military Leader, Dies in Jail

At the age of 87, the last Argentinean dictator sentenced for crimes against humanity, Jorge Rafael VIdela, died in jail.

13 May 2013

Interview: Chadian Blogger and Journalist Expelled from Senegal to Guinea

The Senegalese government expelled Chadian journalist and blogger Makaila Nguebla on May 8, 2013, sending him to Guinea. He explained his situation in an interview with Global Voices' Anna Guèye.

Anonymous Hacks North Korea Again

South Korean President's Spokesman Sacked Over Sexual Assault Allegations

South Korean President's press spokesman, Yoon Chang-jung was fired on May 10, 2013 over allegations that he sexually assaulted an embassy intern during the president’s high-profile trip to the US.

12 May 2013

Pakistanis Vote in Huge Numbers Despite Threats, Alleged Poll Rigging

Amid threats of terrorism and reports of rigging, determined voters in Pakistan turned out in high numbers and braved chaotic polling stations and long lines on May 11, 2013 to...