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· June, 2014

Stories from Quick Reads from June, 2014

Puerto Deseado, a Coastal Paradise

On her blog Viajes y Relatos, Laura Schneider shares her experience visiting Puerto Deseado, in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina. On the six-day photo-safari, she photographed the beautiful city and...

Comedy and Activism from Mexico

JM Casanueva, author of the blog SocialTIC, reviews the new trend in activism in Mexico that uses humor on blogs and social networks to reach a larger audience: El humor...

Serbian Insurance Company Refuses to Pay Damages to Roma Family

Serbian daily Blic reports on a curious case in which Serbian insurance company Takovo Osiguranje has, in writing, refused to pay damages to the widow and children of a car...

Hong Kong Lawyers Protest in Black Against Chinese Government's White Paper

The protest is in response to the Chinaese government's recent white paper on the practice of “one country, two systems” in Hong Kong.

Trinidad and Tobago Parliament Asks Itself For Pay Raise, Says Yes

When two controversial bills are passed swiftly and unanimously by a country’s parliament, the alarm bells go off. The passage, on June 13, 2014, of amendments to two parliamentary acts...

“No Strings Attached Sex is a Multiple Rules Game”

Mariangel Calderon recommends on her blog El Ovario (The ovary) not to have unrealistic expectations after no-strings-attached sex. She writes this is one of the games with more ruels and...

Justice Matters for Ethiopian Bloggers

Justice matters is a blog that reports on the trial of detained Zone9 bloggers and journalists in Ethiopia for expressing their opinions: This blog contains the most current information about...

China's Pixar? A Sneak Peek From New Animation Studio Light Chaser

Below is an edited version of the post “A sneak peek from China’s new animation-house upstart” by Jason Li, originally published on the blog 88 Bar. Light Chaser Animation is a startup...

This Philippine Wedding Video of a Dying Cancer Patient Will Move You to Tears

The groom died 10 hours after marrying his girlfriend. Diagnosed with stage IV liver cancer last month, his dying wish was to marry the mother of his two-year old daughter....

Confessions of an Ex-Football Fan in Chile

On the blog section of Chilean newspaper El Mercurio, Gustavo Santander writes that he doesn't like football, even though he ends up watching the matches with his friends and sharing stories...

The Splendour of Puerto Madryn

Wenceslao Bottaro shares on his blog the trip he made to the south of Puerto Madryn, in the province of Chubut, Argentina. This time, he visited Punta Este, Punta Loma...

Attacks Against Muslims Continue In Sri Lanka

It has been two weeks since the violent riots against Muslims in the Sri Lankan coastal cities of Aluthgama and Beruwala. Although the situation has died down after widespread condemnation,...

Srinagar-Leh Highway: An Adventurous Road Trip

The 434-kilometer-long Srinagar-Leh Highway is a spectacular and often scary highway in the Kashmir Valley. This road, which is open for traffic from June to November, is generally muddy, gravely...

Italian Footballer Giorgio Chiellini's Praiseworthy Words After Being Bitten

Italian centre back Giorgio Chiellini, bitten by Uruguayan forward Luis Suárez during the match between Italy and Uruguay national teams of the group phase of the World Cup in Brazil,...

The Driver Is Not to Blame, It's the Pedestrian!?

Osiris Jasso, a Global Voices contributor, reports on his personal Tumblr blog about traffic and common sense violations in his neighborhood in San Luis Potosí's historic downtown in Mexico. After...

Revenge from the “Disgrace of Gijón” as Algeria and Germany Face Up Again at the World Cup

Algeria and Germany national teams are set to face up on June 30 in Porto Alegre in the knock-out round of the FIFA World Cup. The match will revive plenty of...

Western Ukraine Police Using Facebook to Increase Police Accountability

According to a report [uk] by RFE/RL (Radio Free Europe), heads of district police departments in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv have been ordered to set up Facebook profiles....

Interview with Wife of Laos NGO Leader Sombath Somphone Who Went Missing in 2012

Writing for the Southeast Asia Globe, Kearrin Sims interviewed Shui Meng, wife of the disappeared Laotian development worker Sombath Somphone. Sombath, a prominent NGO leader in Laos, went missing in...

Farmers in China's Guangdong Province Are Buzzing About ‘Delicious’ Locusts

Charles Liu from Nanfang.com highlighted a new type of agriculture among farmers in Guangdong province: raising locusts to serve as a meal. Here is his suggested recipe: 1. Remove their...

Tajikistan's GBAO Region – an Incredible Place

In the last few weeks Global Voices has published and republished several articles about the unlawful arrest of our community member Alexander Sodiqov. Those pieces are here, here, here and...

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