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· February, 2014

Stories about Weblog from February, 2014

24 February 2014

Praise for Southeast Asia’s Winter Olympians

There is no winter in their respective countries but it did not prevent two athletes from the Philippines and East Timor from joining the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Celebrating Puerto Rican Poet Julia de Burgos on the 100th Anniversary of Her Birth

The Spanish-speaking world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos.

The Venezuela I'll Always Remember

The Bridge

Peruvian Gabriela Garcia Calderón remembers the Venezuela of the 1990s, a very different country from the one appearing in the news headlines of late.

23 February 2014

Indian Blogger Exposes Fuel Pump Cheating With Viral Video

"A rampant malpractice at most fuel stations in the country, one that needs to be tackled in these times of high fuel prices."

Could Questions on Ethnicity Stir Trouble in Myanmar?

Myanmar’s nationwide census next month threatens to inflame more ethnic and religious conflicts after 'divisive' questions on ethnicity and religion were included in the questionnaire.

China Internet Giant Tencent's New Acquisition Follows Online2Offline Trend

China is the fastest growing consumption market in the world and online to offline commerce has become a fierce battlefield.

22 February 2014

Top Chinese Journalist Criticized for Giving Birth in the US

"...she only wants the child to have a more normal lifestyle, which has nothing to do with patriotism. Perhaps, this is the problem the government should reflect on."

Brazilian Cameraman's Death Fuels Push for Stricter Protest Laws

After the death of a cameraman hit by an object during a protest, Brazilian authorities are discussing legislative changes that will harden penalties for disobedience in protests.

21 February 2014

Social Media Rallies to Help Comatose Pakistani Student in US

US officials finally extended Muhammad Shahzaib Bajwa's visa so he can continue receiving treatment there following a November car accident that left the exchange student in a coma.

Developing Latin America: Winners of the Regional Acceleration Event

Technology for Transparency Network

The Developing Latin America 2013 Apps Challenge selected 6 projects for the Regional acceleration stage, which seeks sustainable Apps with high social impact.

‘Central African Republic's Most Pressing Need Is Security for its People’

Global Voices speaks with Béatrice Epaye, a member of the Central African Republic's National Transition Board, about how best to solve the country's crisis.

Mayoral Elections in Quito, Ecuador: President Correa on the Campaign Trail

In the heat of the electoral battle for mayor of Quito, the statements of Ecuador's highest authorities have gotten more attention than those of the candidates themselves.

There Will Be No Peace in Colombia Without Women

In response to the lack of female representation in peace talks, a website gives a voice to Colombian women who have dedicated their lives to the fight for peace.

Equatorial Guinea Moves Closer to Becoming Portuguese Language Country

Despite the blatant disregard for human rights still plaguing Equatorial Guinea, the door has been opened for the West African country's membership in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.

Celebrating Netizens Who Blog in Nigerian Pidgin English

Nigerian Pidgin English is the country's "lingua franca, understood in all 36 states. Yet, you will not find a classroom in the whole country that teaches it"

PHOTOS: Humans of the Caribbean

Slices of life in the Caribbean brought to you by a group of regional photographers who, like many across the globe, were inspired by the Humans of New York project.

Jamaica Awaits Verdict in Murder Trial of Dancehall Reggae Star Vybz Kartel

There is as yet no verdict in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, but Jamaicans are awaiting the outcome with bated breath - and tweeting about the possibilities in the interim.

20 February 2014

Violence Escalates as Protests Continue in Venezuela

On February 19 internet users from different cities started to report irregularities by police officers, the National Guard and some armed civilian groups in motorbikes.

Parlez-vous français? Learning French According to Global Voices Translators

The Bridge

Struggling with learning French? Don't despair! You are not alone, say Global Voices French translators.

Nigerian President Suspends Central Bank Head for ‘Financial Recklessness’

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the ex-governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, is no stranger to controversy.