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14 February 2016
13 February 2016
"...limitation of freedom of expression must be necessary and proportionate, that is, it must be the only and most effective means, something which is not true in this case."
North Carolina High Schoolers Could Be Deported to “Certain Death”, Despite Teacher and School Board Opposition
The six Central American students facing deportation from the US crossed the border as minors and could be in mortal danger if sent back to their country of origin.
11 February 2016
"I honestly hoped it was a technical glitch...I don't know how this 'defames the Revolution,' as the judgment issued to us says."
The Full Plate Project started when two friends realized there is a lot of unconsumed food that's thrown away when events have finished. So they decided to do something.
10 February 2016
The populations affected by the worst environmental disaster in the history of Mexico obtained an important victory after a judge ordered new studies due to the risk of contaminated water.
9 February 2016
Although they love their profession, hundreds of teachers in Gran Sabana, Venezuela, have left their classrooms to find more affordable pay in other industries.
8 February 2016
Starved of National Media Coverage, Student Occupation Movement in Central Brazil Encounters Strong Police Response
There's been a slew of reports about threats and police violence in schools in the Brazilian state of Goiás, where high schoolers have occupied buildings since late last year.
"That advertisement could seem to us idiotic... but these little Costa Rican army and far-right political groups are symptoms."
7 February 2016
"Why do we care for the forest? Because it is the lungs of both the Valley of Toluca and the Valley of Mexico."
5 February 2016
A new look at the complex picture of changes in land use suggests that, when it comes to forests, we’re far from being out of the woods.
“Oh my God, I'm done for. The Japanese Federale is knocking at my door.”
"The old occupants of Kuelap abandoned their city before the Spaniards arrived, for reasons that remain unknown."
Officially, Sala was arrested on two charges: “inciting criminal behavior” and spreading “disorder” by lobbying cooperatives to oppose the governor's reforms by resisting the state's new requirements.
3 February 2016
Social media activists face legal threats in Africa and Latin America, Malaysia blocks Medium over corruption coverage, and Saudi pulls back death sentence for Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh.
2 February 2016
What is it like to provide digital literacy workshops in countries with low Internet penetration? From Venezuela, Marianne Díaz shares her experience for the Global Voices Exchange project.
The World Health Organisation has just declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency. Some Caribbean territories have been preparing for it, while others have been slow to mobilise.
1 February 2016
"...I thought it was the best way that people could defend themselves, by being on the strong side rather than the weak one."
It lasts for 40 days and is considered the longest carnival in the world. The Uruguayan Carnival brings together traditions born Europe and Africa, and offers a whole lot more.
Poets and activists in Moscow and St Petersburg expressed their solidarity with Ashraf Fayadh, who's been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia. Similar events were held in Chile and Mexico.