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8 March 2013

Stories from 8 March 2013

Argentines Analyze Chávez’s Political Legacy

While Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner travels to Venezuela to give her final goodbye to Hugo Chavez, Argentine bloggers analyze the political legacy of the Venezuelan president.

Green Patrol Cleans Up Slovakia

Dima Al Khatib Remembers Hugo Chavez

Some liked him, others hated him, but the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez held a special place in the heart of Arab journalist Dima Al Khatib. As Al Jazeera's Latin...

French Magazine's 50 People Shaping Japan

Palestine/Syria: A Tale of Two Women

Breaking All-Male, Offline Trend, Cambodia's First Female Lawmaker Blogs

Meet Mu Sochua, the first woman ever to be elected in Cambodia's Parliament and one of the very few politicians in Cambodia who actively use social media.

Japan: Where Does My Money Go?

Global Voices is Awesomely Gender-Balanced

Crowdmapping Media Layoffs in Greece

Coffee Growers’ Strike: The Crisis Behind Colombian Coffee

A group of Colombian coffee producers have been on strike since February 25, 2013. Cati Restrepo offers an analysis of the situation.

Omar Banuchi Finds His Niche in the Puerto Rican Web (Part II)

Omar Banuchi, a quiet, introverted boy that didn't leave the family appartment much, could easily connect with the stories of superheros capabale of supporting the weight of the world on...

Tips On Writing About Demographics

PHOTO: No Chavez in Greek Politics

Beauty & the Beast? “Ethnic” Pageant Winner Enrages Russian Nationalists

RuNet Echo

When top Russian blogger Rustem Adagamov posted the news of Abdrazakova's victory in the 2013 Miss Russia pageant on his blog, along with some her photographs, his post attracted comments...

Haitian Artist's “Soliloquy of Chaos”

Haitian-American painter Sophia Domeville is starting to make waves in the art world. Last year the abstract impressionist (who earned a B.F.A. from the College of New Rochelle) held her first solo...

Chinese Parliament's First Spokeswoman Charms Media, But Web Unconvinced

Chinese parliament's first spokeswoman Fu Ying charmed mainland media in her debut news conference, but Web users reading between the lines of her remarks suspected that Fu, despite breaking the...

Jamaica, Barbados: Class & Justice