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· December, 2013

Stories about Economics & Business from December, 2013

30 December 2013

The Amazon, a Story of Destruction in the Name of Development

On December 2013, Agência Pública news agency launched 'Public Amazon', its first book of journalistic reports in Portuguese, with a debate to discuss the region's dilemmas.

28 December 2013

Vladimir Milov “On Khodorkovsky”

RuNet Echo

Vladimir Milov is an energy sector expert and former Deputy Energy Minister of the Russian Federation. RuNet Echo translates his reaction to Mikhail Khodorkovsky's release from prison last week.

27 December 2013

Cambodia’s Garment Workers Hold Nationwide Strike for Pay Hike

Thousands of Cambodian garment workers have joined a nationwide strike to press for a pay hike. Many workers also joined a protest rally organized by the opposition

24 December 2013

7 Rallies that Rocked Southeast Asia in 2013

Several Southeast Asian governments were confronted with big street protests in 2013. In Thailand, street protesters are still actively pushing for the ouster of the incumbent government

23 December 2013

Is it Fair that Thousands of Health Workers in Senegal Receive No Pay?

In many countries there aren't enough doctors and nurses to care for the sick, so charities and governments enlist the help of volunteers.

22 December 2013

Will Pussy Riot Fight Putin's Amnesty and Remain in Prison?

RuNet Echo

The manner in which Mikhail Khodorkovsky was freed seems to differ from what awaits Pussy Riot's Tolokonnikova and Alekhina, who have signaled some unwillingness to leave prison early.

38 Million Chinese Abandon Pension Insurance

The falling number of people with insurance has revealed serous problems in China’s pension system.

21 December 2013

Tour Builder, Another Google Service Not Allowed for Cubans

Google maintains that it bases its decision on the provisions of the United States' economic embargo on Cuba.

20 December 2013

Unconditional Basic Income for All Europeans

GV Face

In this episode of GV Face we speak to activists gathering signatures and raising awareness about the need for "basic income" - no work required - in Europe.

Without Regulation, India's Domestic Workers Face Low Pay and Other Abuses

The dramatic arrest of India's deputy consul in New York Devyani Khobragade on charges of visa fraud for overstating the wages of her housekeeper has renewed concern for domestic workers.

‘We Are Not Fine!’ Posters Go Viral at South Korea's Universities

One student's handwritten poster hung on his university's bulletin board voicing his frustration with social justice has gone viral in South Korea and inspired others to do the same.

Indie Voices: Connecting Investors With Journalism Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

19 December 2013

“Good Tsar” Putin Pardons Khodorkovsky

RuNet Echo

The news that Khodorkovsky had potentially admitted guilt and would be imminently released sent the RuNet into a fit of speculation.

Coffee Blight in El Salvador Leads to Dramatic Drop in Exports

18 December 2013

Made in Togo: A 3D Printer Built from Recycled E-Waste

Documentary: Mining's Terrible Consequences for Brazil's People and Environment

On the eve of the vote of Brazil's new Mining Code, a documentary produced by collective Mídia NINJA appeared to give voice to the communities in regions affected by mining.

17 December 2013

Mexico's Congress Approves Energy Reform Bill Ending State Oil Monopoly

Mexico's Senate approves an energy reform bill that will end a 75-year state oil monopoly and open the door to private national and international investment.

16 December 2013

VIDEO: Hydroelectric Power in Southern Brazil ‘Neither Really Clean, Nor Really Cheap’

A video report produced by Coletivo Catarse takes a look at hydroelectric plants along the Uruguay River in southern Brazil and raises questions about the real costs of hydroelectric power.