Stories from 1 February 2013
Mexico: Testimonies from the Blast at Pemex Headquarters
Blogger Sopitas published a post [es] where he collects testimonies of people who had a first-hand experience of the blast that happened on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Pemex headquarters in Mexico City. The stories help us to understand the tragedy.
Wikipedia in the Hands of Children from Palestina, Peru?
On a video by Wikimedia Foundation, children from the community of Palestina, in Ucayali region, Peru, are shown using laptops from OLPC program, to create an article on Wikipedia about their community. The video, where we can also see Jimmy Wales and Vinton Cerf, is part of a documentary that...
The End of Russia's Thaw Hurts Medvedev, Navalny, & Friends
Earlier this week, Russia's lone liberal governor, Medvedev appointee Nikita Belykh, had his offices searched by federal investigators. The move indicates a new low for fortunes of a "thaw" instigated by Russia's former president, and adds a fourth criminal probe to the legal troubles of anti-corruption netizen and political oppositionist Alexey Navalny.
Cultural extravaganza in Latin America! Comic books and beyond
Follow us as we visit the arts and the projects that are bridging the gaps and establishing new channels of communication in Latin America. We talk about comics, artworks, collaboration, projects and collectives that are remixing what we know about ourselves in Latin America. Cultural extravaganza guaranteed!
South Korea's Spy Agency Takes Criticism to Heart .. and Court
South Korea's most powerful intelligence agency is suing forensic psychologist Pyo Chang-won for defamation. Pyo accused them of serving the political powerhouse for their gains and called them "incompetent" and "declawed".
Mexico: Shock and Speculation after Blast in Pemex Headquarters
At least 14 people died and 80 are injured are up until now, the result of a strong blast that shook the state-owned company Mexican Petroleum (Pemex) on Thursday January 31st, 2013 in Mexico City. Here we gathered some netizens' reactions.
China: Police Pressure Whistleblower to Expose Source
The whistleblower of the sex tapes scandal in Chongqing, Zhu Ruifeng, is being pressured by the Chongqing police to surrender the original tapes of the 7 sex videos implicating eleven government officials.