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· May, 2014

Stories about Politics from May, 2014

Russian Internet Users, Putin is After Your Digital Wallets

The offices of Yandex.Money, the popular online payments system associated with Russia's largest search engine, were searched by Russia's Investigative Committee.

Rwanda: The Good, the Bad and the Hopeful

Although Rwanda has made great strides in recovering from the 1994 genocide, advocacy groups continue to report human rights violations.

Environment and Colombian Presidential Candidates

Yolima Vargas Garzón blogs [es] on Conspiring for a better world that she invited the candidates in Colombian presidential elections to answer two questions related to environment, and not all...

Colombia: Three Weeks Away From a New Election

Madame Web writes [es] on her blog La Lógica de mi Papá about the time left for the second round of presidential election in Colombia: We are three weeks away...

Spain, Podemos Political Party for 2015?

John McMarlo writes [es] on Hasta el corral y más allá about the performance of new political group Podemos on recent European election in Spain: To me, the moral here...

Chavs, on UK Working Class

Dani @El_Taquillero writes [es] on Sólo por molestar about the book Chavs. The Demonization of the Working Class, by Owen Jones. Chav is a term used to name a sub class...

60% of Electoral Abstention in Colombia

Daniel Bustos blogs [es] on Trayectoria Económica about the abstention figures on the recent Colombian presidential election: Nationwide, the abstention was an important actor on this election; in fact, it...

Is Power Too Sweet for Ailing African Leaders to Step Down?

Gershom Ndhlovu looks at the reasons why ailing African leaders wont step down: There have been rumours, innuendoes and even insinuations regarding the health, or the lack of it, of...

Colombia: Post Election Mess

On Mil para Siempres, Camilo Andrés writes [es] about his deception with the results of presidential election in Colombia: I woke up today with that post election mess many of...

Venezuela: Answering Dieterich

After reading an interview [es] on Spiegel Online to German sociologist Heinz Dieterich, who purposts “Socialism of the 21st Century“, Adriana Vigilanza commented [es] on the blog Apertura Venezuela what Dieterich...

Colombia: Voting for War or Peace

Journalist Natalia Bonilla writes [es] on Ser Cosmopolita about Colombia presidential election on Sunday, May 25, with a result that has raised a dilemma for Colombians: Oscar Zuluaga and Juan...

Spain: If European Election Would Have Been Legislative…

On the blog Recuerdos de Pandora, Milhaud carries out [es] a maths exercise and takes the results of European election in Spain to a legislative election, and the analyses that...

Comments on the Results of European Election

Martín Guevara writes [es] on his self named blog about the results in Spain of the European Parliament election that ended on Sunday, May 25. Martín is surprised with the...

The Legalisation of Political Repression in Ethiopia

Beza Tesfaye describes how the Ethiopian government legalises political repression in the country: It has been one month since the latest round of repression against government critics in Ethiopia began....

Balochistan Marches for School Safety as Panjgur Braves Boko Haram-type Threats

Thousands marched chanting “we want education, education is our basic right, save education," after threats from militants forced dozens of private schools in the town Panjgur to close.

Thai Coup Selfies: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

There is reason to be less worried as long as we see Thai coup selfies on our timelines. Coup selfies provided the latest information about the political situation in Thailand.

Ukraine War in Real Time

Last Friday Ukrainian violence became even more viscerally evident on the Facebook account of one of the cyber-punk, post-state, viral-citizen-armies operating in the region.

“Why Edward Snowden Wishes He'd Sought Asylum in Poland”

Edward Snowden's name echoes once again through an irreverent advertising campaign.

Macau: 3,000 Surround Legislative Council To Stop the “Bill of Greeds”

More information see GV's previous report.

Brazilian Colonel Found Dead A Month After Confessing to Torture

Paulo Malhães, a 76 year-old retired officer, was killed at his home in April. In March, he admitted torturing and murdering people during the country’s dark dictatorship period.

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