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· February, 2014

Stories about Weblog from February, 2014

28 February 2014

Macedonians Prepare to March Against Poverty in Skopje

Macedonia, the most miserable country on earth according to The Economist, will unite in the fight against poverty on March 1, 2014 in Skopje.

Lebanese Blogger Discusses Women's Rights with First Lady

Lebanese blogger Mario Macaron sent an open letter addressed to Lebanon's First Lady, Wafaa Sleiman, on the issue of Women's Rights - and got a response, reports Joey Ayoub

27 February 2014

How the Portuguese Influenced Indian Cuisine

During four centuries in India, the Portuguese left their mark on Indian cuisine. We look at just a few of the dishes that have Portuguese flavor.

Brazilian Activist's Video Satire Censored After Globo TV Claims Copyright

"The video that Globo doesn't wan't you to see", in which activist Rafucko exposes Globo's biased broadcast about demonstrations in Brazil.

Uruguayan President José Mujica Rejects “Foreign Interference” in Venezuela

Declaring his solidarity with the people and the government of Venezuela, the president of Uruguay urged respect for the Venezuelan constitution.

Mayoral Elections in Ecuador: Setback for the Government?

Preliminary results indicate that PAIS Alliance, Ecuador's ruling party, have lost the mayoral races in the country's five most populous cities: Guayaquil, Quito, Cuenca, Manta and Santo Domingo.

Savory Momos, Sweet Sel Roti and 5 Other Delicious Nepali Delicacies

Not sure what's for dinner tonight? For a taste of Nepal, why not try some gundruk soup made of fermented leafy vegetables or chatamari, known as Nepali pizza?

26 February 2014

Bangladeshis Protest Bollywood Film ‘Gunday’ for Misrepresenting Liberation War

The film treats the 1971 war as simply a war between India and Pakistan, leaving out the fact of Bangladesh's struggle for independence from Pakistan.

Jamaican Dancehall Artiste Deported from Dominica

The Dominican government has refused to allow a controversial Jamaican dancehall artist to enter the country on the grounds that he is a security threat. Netizens sound off on Twitter.

Brazil's Racism Problem Front and Center After Black Teen's Brutal Beating

A 15-year-old was found beaten and chained to a lamp post, the shocking work of a vigilante gang. Even more shocking? When a TV anchor said the crime was "understandable".

Mozambican Tech Woman Talks Local Impact of Social Networks

Mozambican activist Ludmila Maguni talks about the impact that social networks are having on Mozambican society hoping that the Internet in her country becomes more of a bridge between citizens...

8 Dishes From Africa We Dare You To Try

Who knew mice, maggots, frogs or raw blood could be so yummy?

25 February 2014

Iran Watches Ukraine With Envy and Dismay

Iranians who once staged mass protests against their own regime were reminded of a revolution that eluded them in 2009.

New Law Means Gays Face Life in Prison in Uganda

"Can't understand support for #Uganda's #antigaybill! You can't impose your ideas of sexuality on others. No one said you must be gay!"

Zimbabwean Opposition Leader Tendai Biti's House Bombed for Second Time

Biti is the secretary general for Movement for Democratic Change, led by former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

El ‘Chapo’ Guzmán, World's Most Wanted Man, Captured in Mexico

Guzmán, named one of the world's most powerful people by Forbes magazine, had been in a maximum security prison in Mexico, but ran away under suspicious circumstances in 2001.

Police Repression Legalized as Mining Protests Grow in Peru

An article in Peru's penal code was modified to allow police and the military to use lethal force against protestors. Activist Elmer Campos Álvarez lives to tell the story.

Show Me an ‘Animal-Driven Constitution’, Demands Zambian President

While civil society activists in Zambia are demanding a people-driven constitution, Zambian President Michael Sata mocked them by asking if anyone had ever seen an animal-driven constitution.

24 February 2014

Al Qaeda Calls for Jihad in Bangladesh

"The Zawahiri message [...] is a stark reminder that we have an enemy at the gate, and only together we can defeat it.

A Day to Strengthen Portugal's Open Data Community

Technology for Transparency Network

International Open Data Day was celebrated in Porto with inspiring talks, hands-on activities and a face-to-face hangout between open data enthusiasts from different cities.

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