Stories about Weblog from January, 2021
The storm lost intensity before it hit the country. With memories still fresh of Cyclone IDAI, which left 600 dead in March 2019, Mozambicans feared the worst.
For a third year in a row, Nicaraguans have pushed to release political prisoners, now estimated at about 100 people.
Pakistan's Supreme Court orders reconstruction of Hindu temple razed by a mob incited by Muslim clerics
A cleric of the religious right-wing political party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) was arrested in connection with the incident.
"You can fry a fish while sitting on the bed."
As thousands of Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol on January 6, Caribbean netizens couldn't help but notice the term 'shithole country' had now been turned on its head.
'Do not be alarmed if there is talk of a new Constitution. There is a much-needed debate to be had.'
'Nearly 20,000 Salvadorans were killed from 2014 to 2017. That’s more violent deaths than in several countries that were at war during those years, such as Libya, Somalia and Ukraine.'
In Jordan, recent detentions of journalists and activists in 2020 bear the hallmarks of a police state.
Singapore livestreams Parliament session for the first time but prohibits use for ‘satire, ridicule, or denigration’
"Reminder that this development was made possible because activists, opposition politicians, and the great mass of dissenting Singaporeans had pressured the government to do so."
The London-based chef became a celebrity after finishing in second place at the BBC's MasterChef: The Professionals.
Ip Kin-yuen, who is the vice-president of the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union, told HKFP that while the situation is very grim, he is still hopeful that 2021 could bring...
Investigative project by four digital media platforms from Ecuador and Guatemala collects data on “pro-life” groups.
The year 2020 was marked by the role of feminist and social movements in helping bring about immense political changes in Latin America and the Caribbean despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new Bauhinia Party was established by a group of businessmen with mainland Chinese backgrounds.
Despite attacks and threats, a Brazilian priest distributes aid to São Paulo's growing homeless population
A symbol of the struggle for rights for vulnerable people, Father Júlio Lancellotti's been sued by President Bolsonaro and has suffered attacks from a conservative candidate in São Paulo.