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3 February 2013

Stories from 3 February 2013

Iran Sent One Monkey Into Space and Another Came Back

Bloggers have challenged claims by the Iranian government that they successfully launched a monkey into space and retrieved the animal alive on January 28, 2013. Before and after photos of...

Paraguay: Presidential Candidate Dies in Helicopter Crash

The blog Camino al Paraguay reports [es] about the helicopter crash where Paraguayan presidential candidate Lino Oviedo died on Saturday, February 2: […] when the helicopter where he was traveling...

Bahamas, U.S.A.: Superbowl Hopes

For the American Football fans, Weblog Bahamas makes a prediction about today's Superbowl game.

Russia's Internet Censorship “Experiment”

A Russian federal region is about to embark on an "experimental" project aimed at censoring the internet. A joint effort by the Kostroma regional government and an NGO called the...

News from the Iranian Journalists in Prison

Mezrab continues to report about the detained journalists in Iran. The post includes a very personal story about a an Iranian woman who shares her prison experience.

China: Cartoon-Costumed Migrant Workers Protest Unpaid Wages

Many migrant workers in China only get paid at year-end when the work is done. Unfortunately, their wages are often delayed. As they lack resources for legal help in China,...

Brazil Without Make-up

Brazilian LGBT activist @Rafucko posted a video on Youtube introducing the website “Brazil without make-up“. The initiative aims at demystifying many Brazilian stereotypes while criticizing the government of the city...

Ecuador: Humour and Election Time

Humour, satire and a few fines are all part of the environment experienced in Ecuador just a few weeks away from the public choosing their new president, vice-president and other...

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