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· August, 2011

Stories about Development from August, 2011

Sierra Leone : Agrofuels versus Food Security

Michelle Nougoum, in a post published on on afrik.com [fr] points out another case of land leasing in Africa for the purpose of agrofuels in Sierra Leone : “[The Swiss...

Armenia: Pagan tradition and Soviet entertainment

Ianyan features two special reports accompanied by photographs on the traditional annual water fight at the pagan temple of Garni and an old Soviet-era games arcade that remains intact and...

Chile: Starbucks Baristas Hunger Strike for Higher Wages

Chilean Starbucks workers have revealed that their country's baristas are paid less per hour than the cost of a cup of coffee. Three employees are now on hunger strike demanding...

China: Symbolism of the High Speed Train

Eli from Chengdu Living discusses about the symbolism of the high speed train in China and its backlash as a result of the Wenzhou train crash.

Colombia: Women on Sex Strike Demand Better Roads

In Colombia Reports, Matt Snyder writes: “For 38 days, 300 women in the town of Barbacoas have participated in a “strike of crossed legs” denying their husbands sexual favors until a...

Latin America: Migrating to Another Latin American Country

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs Blog has published its third post in a series about immigration in Latin America. This time, COHA Research Associate Alena Hontarava looks at migration between...

U.S.V.I., Trinidad & Tobago: Best on Self-Knowledge

A Nation or Nobody refers to a speech by the late Trinidadian intellectual Lloyd Best, noting that his “most important message is…that locally-based forms of knowledge are what all people...

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