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23 March 2013

Stories from 23 March 2013

Peru: NO Vote Straddles Victory and Defeat in Lima's Recall Election

Last Sunday's municipal recall election in Lima has had unexpected results: the Mayoress gets to keep her job, but appears to have lost most of her councillors. The social networks...

Nepal’s Politics in Crisis Once Again

Nepal’s political parties have again failed to respect the people's mandate to elect a prime minister and instead have installed Chief Justice (CJ) Khila Raj Regmi as the head executive...

Fixing Taps to Save Water In India

Author and painter Aabid Surti may have won awards for his writing and art, but he has also made a mark in another field: water conservation. For the last seven...

Ethiopians Jailed for Protesting Italy's ‘Butcher of Ethiopia’ Memorial

A group of protesters were detained in Ethiopia after demonstrating against a small Italian village's publicly funded memorial to Rodolfo Graziani, a general under fascist Italian dictator Benito Mussolini whose...

Protests and “Frozen Zones” in Brooklyn after murder of Kimani Gray

On Saturday, March 16, Kimani Gray, a 16-year-old African American boy, died at the hands of two New York City police officers. There have been riots in Brooklyn for four...

The Criminal Economics of Kremlin Propaganda

Anti-corruption blogger Alexey Navalny is causing more waves at Aeroflot Airlines, where he has called for an internal investigation into a contract worth 64 million rubles awarded without competition to...

Panamanian Opposition Parties Elect Presidential Candidates

The two main opposition parties in Panama have already elected their presidential candidates for the 2014 elections. It's heating up and the Panamanians are demanding strong proposals via social networking...

Close of Google Reader: Google's Dark Side?

Last week Google announced that on July 1, 2013, it will close its RSS feed reader service, known as Google Reader. Spanish-speaking users analyze what the closing of this service...

Strike On Facebook Protesting Strikes

In recent months continuous strikes (Hartal) by political parties have paralyzed Bangladesh. A number of Facebook users have had enough and called for a Facebook strike on 23rd of March...

Bolivia: Book Bill Excludes Copyleft

Bolivian activists are on alert [es] and writing a collaborative proposal [es] on the new Book and Reading Act [es] in the Plurinational Legislative Asemply (Parliament). The bill seeks to...

RIP Nora Šitum, “Brave Little Lion” Who United Croatia

In early February, thousands of Croatian citizens managed to raise enough money in just over a week to make it possible for Nora Šitum, a 5-year-old Croatian girl, to travel...

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