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· May, 2014

Stories about Politics from May, 2014

Environment and Colombian Presidential Candidates

  29 May 2014

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 of them answered. One of the questions: Are you willing to change country's history by putting the environmental component as...

Colombia: Three Weeks Away From a New Election

  29 May 2014

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 for the 60% who decided not to vote gets convinced of voting… We have also three weeks for the former-president-now-elect-senator...

Spain, Podemos Political Party for 2015?

  29 May 2014

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 is that we are in time for changing things and that we should think this has been a dress rehearsal...

Chavs, on UK Working Class

  29 May 2014

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 within working class. […] Would someone be proud of feeling part of the working class if from the media, the...

60% of Electoral Abstention in Colombia

  29 May 2014

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 was the winner of the first round, with 60,15%, something none of the winning politicians is reflecting on yet, at...

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

  29 May 2014

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 Zambia’s President Michael Chilufya Sata, in office since September 2011. These have been spread by the largely unregulated online media...

Colombia: Post Election Mess

  29 May 2014

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 us have today, although we faithfully believed in our convictions and voted as we thought would be best for the...

Venezuela: Answering Dieterich

  29 May 2014

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 said. Below, a couple of them. Adriana's comments are italicized: S O: What has happened that people are ready to...

Colombia: Voting for War or Peace

  29 May 2014

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 Manuel Santos, won yesterday the first round with 29% and 26% of the votes, respectively. However, the victory for one...

Spain: If European Election Would Have Been Legislative…

  29 May 2014

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 data with some interesting results: Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, or PSOE, loses seats, but the People's Party, or PP, ends...

Comments on the Results of European Election

  29 May 2014

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 new victory of People's Party: Well, well, People's Party wins again ,even after Arias Cañete defined women as an inferior...

The Legalisation of Political Repression in Ethiopia

  28 May 2014

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. Last weekend, the Zone9 bloggers and three journalists who were arrested in late April appeared in court. To date, very...

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