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· May, 2017

Stories about Economics & Business from May, 2017

25 May 2017

Is the Belt and Road Project the Answer to China's Economic Woes? Some Aren't So Sure.

"...the risk for bad debt is huge. While other countries can easily back down from the initiative, as the leader of the initiative, China will be the last to quit."

24 May 2017

Trinidad & Tobago Ministers Rack Up Big Bills—and Social Media Outrage

Trinidad and Tobago netizens are tired of public officials wantonly spending taxpayers' money, especially in a sluggish economy.

22 May 2017

Mumbai Technologists Are Using TV Spectrum to Bring More Internet Access to India

AdvoxRising Voices

Poor Internet infrastructure leaves the vast majority of Indians limited to mobile Internet only, making it difficult to engage deeply with Internet technology.

20 May 2017

Have You Heard of ‘Cash for Keys'? Many Elderly Immigrants in Los Angeles Have—and Are Fighting It.

How one community group is helping low-income residents — many of them immigrants — realize their tenant rights.

18 May 2017

Meet the Alliance Managing Mexico's Mayan Rainforest

“Alianza Selva Maya,” which includes five communal lands and 1,250 families, promotes rural development based on good forest-resource management.

14 May 2017

Did Tajikistan’s ‘First Parrot’ Flee Its Gilded Cage?

A media blackout regarding the status of the bird supposedly belonging to a top member of the ruling family failed to stop the jokes.

11 May 2017

Law Enforcement's Selective Crackdown Curbs Indie Music Space in Hong Kong

"...the latest raid seems more like part of a well planned campaign aimed at crashing every business that does not belong to the big business."

9 May 2017

The Ghost Towns Left Behind by Cuba's Shuttered Sugar Mills

What happened in the Cuban sugar towns after the mills of its primary industry were dismantled?

8 May 2017

Tunisian Media Activist Interrogated Over Sources of Leaked Documents

Advox

Sami Ben Gharbia is a significant figure in independent media and digital human rights activism in Tunisia and the Arab region.

Young Slovaks Seem to Have Higher Work Standards Than Previous Generations. Is That Good or Bad?

"...it's not about laziness, but about human dignity if wages for work do not cover the basic costs of the workforce"

5 May 2017

Is India's Aadhaar System an Instrument For Surveillance?

Advox

"Repeat after me: Aadhaar is surveillance technology masquerading as secure authentication technology."

Nyetflix and Dill: Putin Signs Law Regulating Foreign Online Streaming Services

RuNet EchoAdvox

Netflix and chill is looking more like Nyetflix and dill in Russia after Vladimir Putin signed into law a bill that restricts foreign streaming services' access to the Russian market.

3 May 2017

A Very Central Asian Football Match in Tweets

"Maksadbek Alimov misses clear chance to pull one back for Alai at 39.43. Man behind me calls him a долбоёб."

‘Crusading’ Philippine Environment Minister Shares Her Visits to Open Pit Mines on Facebook

"I clearly saw that the mine tailings had killed the economy of the entire area," wrote the environment secretary on her Facebook page.

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