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15 April 2013

Stories from 15 April 2013

Majority of Venezuelans in Panama Vote for Opposition Candidate Capriles

Venezuelans resident in Panama attended polls to vote in the Venezuelan elections on April 14, 2013. Upon learning of the results, a group of supporters of opposition candidate Henrique Capriles...

A Message from an Achuar Indigenous Leader

Who Owns St. Lucia's Beaches…Citizens or Celebrities?

St. Lucians can usually visit any beach they choose, but thanks to a recent celebrity wedding, the beach surrounding a local resort was deemed off limits, raising longstanding questions about...

Air Show Ends in Tragedy in the Dominican Republic

An aircraft from the Dominican Air Force crashed into the open sea during the Caribbean Air Show while it was performing an acrobatic stunt. The two pilots manning the aircraft...

Spain's “Move Your Money!” Campaign Advocates for Ethical Banking

Various organizations have joined together to launch the "Move your money!" initiative in Spain, to convince citizens to transition from traditional banks, which are in large part responsible for the...

Filipino Politicians Linked to Offshore Accounts

The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism reported that 500 Philippine residents, including some prominent politicians, are among those who maintained offshore accounts after it participated in a global collaborative project...

Venezuelan Elections: Chavism Wins in Close Vote

Candidate Nicolás Maduro, designated by Hugo Chávez as his successor, won the elections of April 14, 2013, with 50.66% of the votes. Only 230 thousand votes separated him from his...

Construction Project Fuels Sex and Violence in Brazilian Amazon

Sex and violence are a part of life in the small Brazilian fishing town of Jaci Parana, where police struggle to keep up with crime as a nearby hydroelectric construction...

Guinea-Bissau President Caught up in ‘Arms for Drugs’ Conspiracy

A drug and arms trafficking scheme in Guinea Bissau appears to go straight to the top. On the eve of the first anniversary of a military coup in Guinea Bissau...

Running 1,000 Miles for Europe's Trafficked Children

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