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· March, 2016

Stories about Weblog from March, 2016

25 March 2016

Australia Asked to Stop Stealing Timor-Leste's Oil and Future

Australia is accused of expanding its maritime borders which deprives Timor Leste of its right to own and earn from its oil and gas reserves.

Hot Cross Buns, A Caribbean Easter Tradition

"Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns!" The Caribbean loves this delicious Easter tradition.

24 March 2016

How Many More Bombings Targeting Tourists Before West Africa Develops a Regional Strategy?

The Bridge

"The danger is not as far away as we may think. . . . And attacks have little to do with internal peace or relations between religious groups."

Beyond Heroics and the Cold War, Changing the Discourse on the Grenada Revolution

"Thirty-seven years after the overthrow of Sir Eric Gairy, scholars, activists and others who value social justice, continue to explore and document the ‘revo’ and its ongoing impacts."

Look Out, Daughter of Peru’s Former Dictator. Protesters Don’t Want You Running for President.

Throughout all the campaign, Keiko Fujimori's leading position was unquestionable, but things started to change as the authoritarian governing style of her father returned to Peruvians' memory.

Albanian Activists Rally Against a ‘Concrete’ End for Tirana's Last Public Park

"...the voice and perspective raised by numerous civic movements has met with outright arrogance by the Tirana Municipality authorities..."

Mexican Government Hopes to Counter Violence Against Women With Gender Alerts

Government sponsored gender-violence alerts are on the rise as a response to the the daily occurrence of sexual abuse, torture and femicides, but Mexicans are suspicious about their efficacy.

23 March 2016

#TrollCabal Redefines Trolling on Nigerian Twitter

#TrollCabal "provides a counter narrative that is non-violent and at the same time humorous," explains member Nwachukwu Egbunike.

The Hidden Cost of Signing Up for Internet in Spain: Your Sanity

The Bridge

Days of waiting for installation turn into weeks. You feel bitter. You feel powerless. You google the word “Kafkaesque”.

Nepotism Cases Sully Both Sides of the Political Aisle in Trinidad & Tobago

"In 2016, it is long past the time for independent and transparent systems of investigation and accountability."

Which Japanese Convenience Stores Attract the Most Insects? One Student Decided to Find Out

Japanese social media can't get enough of the middle schooler's science experiment. One photo of his results was retweeted more than 16,000 times.

Seen Southeast Asia From a Bird’s Eye? Try an Astronaut’s Lens

Southeast Asia’s capital cities are among the most photographed and famous destinations in the world. But what do they look like from space?

22 March 2016

Despite Tradition and Convention, Salsa Keeps Egyptians on the Dance Floor

Believe it or not, but Latin America and Egypt have more in common than ancient civilizations and pyramid-building.

Mutual Self-Interest: Bahrain Celebrates 200 Years of ‘Friendship’ with Britain

The Bridge

Bahrain marks the 200th anniversary of its relationship with Britain with a year of celebrations—and a large dose of historical revisionism.

Indian Migrant Worker Arrested in Saudi Arabia For Denouncing Working Conditions on Facebook

Advox

"People stuck...in a country where they are treated worse than dogs, for years in very bad conditions, that's the reality 'necessary' for us to fuel our tanks. Infuriating and depressing."

European Union Signs Controversial Deal to Deport Refugees to Turkey

The EU will turn asylum seekers of all nationalities except Syrian back to Turkey, and accept one Syrian refugee for each refugee turned back.

An Artist Captures Kathmandu's Recent Hardships in His Imaginative Artwork

Ashim Shakya, a self-taught artist, has depicted in his artwork the scarcity of goods under blockade and the April 2015 earthquake that left thousands dead.

From Goldfish to Swan Candles: 11 Memorable Images of Persian New Year

Eleven great images of Persian New Year displays (Haft-Seens), North American leaders rolling their Rs, and a video greeting from a master musician.

21 March 2016

When in Need, Some Peruvians Pray to Unofficial Saints

Although the Roman Catholic Church has not officially recognized them, folk saints like Sarita Colonia and Chacalón have large followings in Peru.

Teacher's Intolerant Tirade Raises Questions About Education in Trinidad & Tobago

"Fixing" homosexuality and atheism by wielding a gun is not talk you would expect to hear from a teacher -- yet, at one Trinidad school, students are in full support.

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