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23 July 2012

Stories from 23 July 2012

Spain: King's Controversial Son-in-law Gets Salary in Millions

Amid austerity cuts, the Duke of Palma and son-in-law of the King of Spain Iñaki Urdangarín's new salary has caused a scandal in the country. Urdangarín will receive a 1.5...

India: Fellowships At Pad.ma

Sri Lanka: Remembering 23rd Of July 1983

Mauritania: Outrage Over the Murder of a Worker

In the early hours of Sunday [July, 15], Guard Forces (police) in Mauritania attacked a group of workers on strike, at the headquarters of the Mauritanian Copper Company [MCM], where...

Armenia: Human Rights Record Scrutinized at UN

Armenia's human rights record  was scrutinized by the United Nations Human Rights Committee earlier this week in Geneva, 14 years after its last consideration before the committee in 1998.

Paraguay: Tweets for Federico Franco on his Birthday

Peru: Gearing Up for the London 2012 Olympics

Just a few days before the London 2012 Olympic Games kick off, Peruvian netizens share their views and thoughts about this important sports event.

South Sudanese Marathoner to Compete Under Olympic Flag

South Sudanese marathoner Guor Marial will not carry his country's flag during the London Olympics. South Sudan, which gained independence last year, is not recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

Portugal: Tugaleaks Bank Account Deemed as Terrorist and Closed

Colombia: Scientific Community Concerned Over Resignation of Top Official

The resignation of Jaime Restrepo Cuartas, director of the Administrative Department of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Colciencias, has raised concern among the scientific community about the future of Colciencias (the...

Russia: Hacker Hell, Scourge of the RuNet

RuNet Echo

When noted Russian anti-corruption activist Alexey Navalny's email and Twitter accounts were hacked, it came as no surprise that the hacker "Hell" took responsibility. A legendary figure in the RuNet,...

Bahrain: Elderly Men Arrested for “Protecting Women” from Police

The elderly are not immune to arrest for taking part in "unlicensed" protests in Bahrain, where demonstrations should be sanctioned by the state. According to netizens, two elderly men were...

Brazil/Portugal: Homophobia and the “Apparent Invisibility” of LGBT

Tajikistan: Learn the National Anthem to be a Doctor

Spain: Street Protests are Unstoppable

Since the miners arrived in Madrid on strike against the 63% cuts to their sector, demonstrations haven't stopped in Spain. We share images of the protests in Madrid, the capital...

United States: Weaving Poetry on the Streets of New York

The most recent edition of the multimedia poetry series "El Tejedor" [The Weaver] features the work of Latin American and Caribbean poets in New York City.

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