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14 March 2013

Stories from 14 March 2013

Vive Latino 2013: Sustainability, Chilean Bands and Female Voices

The festival "Vive Latino 2013" (Mexico) will include the participation of Blur, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Los Auténticos Decadentes and Panteón Rococó, among many others. Global Voices presents 3 different points...

Venezuela: Twitter user detained for spreading “destabilizing” information

Advox

On March 14, Lourdes Alicia Ortega Pérez was detained by Venezuelan authorities for allegedly having having sent messages on Twitter that were "destabilizing [to] the country."

Trinidad & Tobago: Soldiers as Police?

Guyana, Cuba: Habemus Papam, But “Who Is He”?

It's been a full day since the white smoke billowing above the Sistine Chapel signalled the news that Catholics the world over were waiting for: Habemus Papam. As it turned...

Allegations Tie Pope Francis to Argentina's ‘Dirty War’ Past

Was Jorge Bergoglio -now Pope Francis- involved in Argentina's deadly military dictatorship? Many around the world are asking this question as netizens continue to share information on Bergoglio alleged role...

Rapists Get Off Light in Cayman Islands

Peru: Four Years of Uncertainty for Defendants in ‘Baguazo’ Clashes

Almost four years after clashes in Bagua left an official death toll of 34 (including 23 policemen), the legal status of 53 indigenous men indicted in the death of 12...

Barcelona's Best Writers, Translators Celebrate Literary Journal Asymptote's Anniversary

Asymptote, an international digital literature and translation magazine, celebrated its second anniversary with events held around the globe, including Barcelona. Yew Leong Lee, the magazine's editor-in-chief, spoke with Global Voices...

Assault Against Immigrant Causes Outrage in Spanish Town

Moulaye Ndiaye, a street vendor from Senegal, was thrown from a bridge in Buñol, Valencia, Spain. There has been a large civilian mobilisation to condemn the attack and find the...

In Spain, Money for Bulls But Cuts for Citizens

In February, the government of the People's Party (PP) agreed to debate a popular initiative to name bullfighting a "Cultural Interest Good" in Spain. It is calculated that more than...

Banned Music and Missing Voices in Angola

The Angolan National Police have confiscated, amongst other works, DVDs by rapper Brigadeiro 10 Pacotes in an act of censorship against voices that are unsettling the Angolan authorities. A protest...

Hero Reports: Positive Information Driving Social Change in Mexico

Paula Gonzalo from Periodismo Ciudadano (Citizen Journalism) interviews Yesica Guerra, Director of Hero Reports, a project that geo-tags information, gathered via crowdsourcing or citizen participation, relating to acts of kindness...

Argentinians, the Government and Pope Francis

The announcement "Habemus Papam" caused a lot of happiness among Argentinians when they found out that the new pope is a fellow countryman. Argentinians analyzed his relationship with the current...

Aung San Suu Kyi Endorses China-backed Mine in Myanmar

The commission formed by the government and headed by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to probe the violent dispersal of protesters in the Chinese copper mine project has released...

Stones & Glasshouses? A Writer Challenges the Kremlin

RuNet Echo

Kittens aside, there is nothing your average Russian blogger loves better than a juicy spat about politics or literature, except for a combination of the two.

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