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26 December 2011

Stories from 26 December 2011

Costa Rica: Numerous Sectors Oppose Government Tax Plan

At the moment, the biggest priority for the Costa Rican government is to approve the "Tax Solidarity" (Solidaridad Tributaria) tax plan. However, various sectors of society, political parties and businessmen...

Colombia: Christmas for Children at ‘The House of the Hummingbird’

Peru: Blogger Discusses Discrimination in Interview with Indigenous Peruvians

Colombia: Vigil for the Release of Hostages

Chile: If You Are a Maid, Identify Yourself

Class discrimination or simple rules of a private club? A golf club's regulation forbidding maids or nannies to enter the pool zone and forcing them to dress so they can...

Liberia: Who Was at Fault for Monrovia Riots?

The Christmas vacation job scheme designed by Liberia's President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to benefit 3,000 students turned Liberia's capital, Monrovia, into a scene of violence and destruction. Who was at fault?,...

Brazil: Murder or Suicide of Controversial Blogger?

Blogger Alexander Hamilton, 'the Mosquito', was found dead in his apartment in Brazil. According to the police, it was a case of "suicide by hanging." This quick conclusion, however, has...

Bangladesh: The Cost of Being Fooled

Bhutan: In Search of the Ngultrum Identity

Pakistan: An Uneasy Alliance

China: Only Talking About a Revolution

Han Han, supposedly the world's most-read blogger, has succeeded in getting netizens to debate the possibilities (or lack thereof) for greater political freedoms and democracy in China through three new...

Sri Lanka: When Santa Looks Scary

India: Old Indian Photos

India: The Appeal of Christmas

China: Rich Chinese Couple Uses 2 Surrogate Mothers To Have 8 Babies