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· November, 2015

Stories about Politics from November, 2015

The Struggle of More Than One Thousand Cuban Immigrants Stranded in Central America

Some 1,500 Cubans are stranded at the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua after Nicaragua denies them entry, and violently turns them away alleging "violation of sovereignty."

Haitians Take to the Streets to Protest Elections Results

Haitians are claiming that the results of the country's recent elections are a sham, staging massive street protests that are quickly turning violent.

Greece's Opposition Party Loses Its Own Election

Greek netizens mock the country's chief opposition party, New Democracy, for failing to hold internal party elections, leading to a fiasco with hilarious online reactions.

Following the Paris Attacks, Some Africans Wonder If All Human Lives Are of Equal Value

“I refuse to acknowledge that some human beings are more special than the rest of us,” one Facebook user said.

More Than 100 Ex-Political Prisoners Win Parliament Seats in Historic Myanmar Election

About 10 percent of the winners in the election in Myanmar are former political dissidents who spent time in prison.

Ukrainian Men's Travel Ban News Debunked as Fake by Military

"Santa Claus will not be paying a visit to those who spread rumors and unverified information."

Rastafari Rootzfest Celebrates Jamaica's Emancipation of Marijuana

The Rastafari Rootzfest -- Jamaica's first ever "educational ganja festival" -- is paving the way for the island to make its mark on the emerging global marijuana industry.

China and Hong Kong's 0-0 Draw in World Cup Qualifier Is Steeped in Symbolism

Some Hong Kongers silently booed during the Chinese national anthem. Others saw a parallel between their football team's performance against China and efforts to combat Beijing's increasing intervention.

Authorities Don't Like This Infographic Showing Why Thailand's Royal Insult Law Needs Reform

Military authorities summoned an editor of the Prachatai news website over the infographic, which they deemed "vague and might cause misunderstanding" in Thailand.

Africans Wonder What Pope Francis’ Visit Will Achieve for the Continent

Can the ‘political pope,’ as he is increasingly being called, advance peace and promote reconciliation in Africa where so many others have failed?

New Bill Urges Ban on WhatsApp and Google for Russian Officials

Banning the use of foreign services such as Google, Yahoo!, and WhatApp for Russian state officials is key to preserving confidentiality of state secrets, says one Russian lawmaker.

Russian Lawmaker Suggests Banning Telegram Messenger ‘Because It's Used by ISIS’

Should Telegram be banned because it's used by extremist organizations such as ISIS? One Russian lawmaker believes it should, but plenty of others in Russia disagree.

International Tribunal Reopens Indonesia's ‘Forgotten Genocide’

The Indonesian government is accused of orchestrating an anti-communist purge that killed at least half a million people. What kind of reconciliation is possible today?

How Popular Perceptions of Climate Change Have Changed Since the Copenhagen Talks

Ahead of the climate change talks in Paris, a look at how the situation surrounding climate change has evolved since the last important negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009.

Uganda’s Presidential Race Is Here Again, As Museveni Looks to Extend His 30-Year Rule

The campaigns have already exposed divisions in society, as President Museveni pushes to extend his presidency past a quarter century.

Activists in Turkey Try to Keep #SilvanUnderAttack in the Media After the Paris Attacks

'Our magnificent media, #ParisUnderAttack is unfortunately true, what about #SilvanUnderAttack?'

As UN Climate Talks Approach, a Look at What's Changed Since Copenhagen

Is the world better suited for a climate change agreement than it was in 2009, when the last important negotiations took place?

The Streets of Paris Are as Familiar to Me as the Streets of Beirut

"We do not get a "safe" button on Facebook. We do not get late night statements from the most powerful men and women alive and millions of online users..."

Thousands March Against Gender Violence in Spain

Even at a moment like this, after such a display of support from the public, feminists are hardly celebrating. Just days after the mass protest, crime stats are rising again.

A New Hashtag Battles the Hatred Between India and Pakistan With Love

"Let peace be spread everywhere...Long Live Peace...Long live peace lover of both countries...."

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