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· August, 2013

Stories about International Relations from August, 2013

24 August 2013

Three Youths Harassed After Speaking Catalan at Music Festival in Spain

Two cases of Catalanophobia, this time reported at Valencia's Arenal Sound festival, once again caused a stir on the Internet.

23 August 2013

Fight Erupts in Saudi Mosque After Preacher Curses el-Sisi

The fight, uploaded on to YouTube, has gone viral and the tug-of-words continues online.

15 August 2013

Bolivia's President Morales vs CNN: A Controversial Interview

An interview by CNN presenter Ismael Cala with Bolivia's president Evo Morales triggered divided reactions. Some praise Cala's moderation, while others celebrate Morales' determination and authority against "imperialist" media.

13 August 2013

Eid Terror in Yemen Amidst US Drone Strikes

The US sent drones to kill unsuspecting Yemenis, referred to as "suspected militants" over Eid, the celebration the culminates the end of the holy month of fasting - Ramadhan.

12 August 2013

Intense Debate Over Changes in Puerto Rico's Political Status

What does the future hold for Puerto Rico's political status? The Caribbean island has been a U.S. territory—or colony, according to some—for more than a century.

10 August 2013

Is ‘Free Tibet Movement’ Dying?

‘Rewire': How to Be a Better Media Consumer

Commentary from around the French-speaking Web on serendipity and cosmopolitanism, two key concepts found in the book 'Rewire' by Global Voices co-founder Ethan Zuckerman.

Morocco: “Daniel Gate” Sparks Unprecedented National Outrage

Spanish pedophile Daniel Galván was pardoned by the King of Morocco. Street protests led the king to revoke the pardon. Many say it is too little, too late.

8 August 2013

United States Embargo Breaks Into the Intimate Lives of Cubans

What do Cuban bloggers think about the United States' embargo against Cuba? Elaine Díaz tells us.

Protsahan, Encouraging Girls Through the Arts in India

The young innovators of Protasahan aren't expecting governments alone to make gender equality a reality in India. This post belongs to a series exploring post-2015 ideas for development.

6 August 2013

Russians Wary of Snowden Asylum

RuNet Echo

Snowden's decision to hitch his wagon to Putin's makes opposition and human rights activists uneasy, while his status as a defected "spy" alienates many of Putin's supporters.

Spain: Catalan Water Polo Player Quits Twitter After Harassment

Roser Tarragó had displayed the Catalan separatist flag and a picture wearing the Catalan team suit instead of the Spanish one on her account.

1 August 2013

Senegalese Literacy Contest Winner Turns Down French Visa in Protest

Bousso Dramé describes the ill treatment she received when obtaining a French visa in a widely circulated open letter.

DREAM Helps Reduce AIDS Cases in Africa

An interview with Paola Germano, leader of Comunità di Sant'Egidio's DREAM programme in Africa. She explains why research has confirmed a reduction in AIDS cases in sub-saharan Africa.

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