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17 April 2013

Stories from 17 April 2013

Book Reveals Documents from Pinochet Era

In the website Chileno, a place for discussion, debate and opinion, Ramona Wadi reviews a book by Chilean authors Carlos Dorat Guerra and Mauricio Weibel Barahona: Asociación Ilícita: los archivos secretos de...

Venezuela's Election Results Show Weakened Chavismo

The results of the presidential election held on April 14 made it clear that Chavismo is starting to wear down. The small difference of just two percentage units and the...

Before Trial, Navalny Nominated as Russia's “Political Enlightener”

As Alexey Navalny is gearing up for his embezzlement show-trial in Kirov, there is at least one silver lining: he made it on the short-list of the Russian award Politprosvet...

Psy's YouTube Phenomenon Continues

South Korean rapper Psy's new single, Gentleman, has already surpassed 120 million views on YouTube within four days of release, despite unfavorable reviews and worries that Psy could wind up one-hit...

Private Guards for Pakistani Candidates

Chowrangi blog reports that considering the deteriorating law and order situation and pre-election violence the Election Commission of Pakistan has allowed candidates to keep five civilian bodyguards with licensed arms...

Chatting with Marianna Breytman, Global Voices Translator

We introduce you to Marianna Breytman, a translator for Global Voices, who tells us about what it's like to be a collaborator with GV and other things related to translation...

Blood on the Road to Pakistan's Elections

A suicide bombing, a grenade attack and a remote-controlled explosion - all in one day. Nineteen people were killed in three separate incidents targeting candidates of three different parties. April...

Thousands March Reviving Chile's Student Movement

With a massive protest at the national level, the student movement demanding free, quality education returned to the streets of Chile in full force. Students from throughout the country gathered...

Latin American Activists Gather in La Paz

On April 17-19, 2013, activists from collectives and organizations across thirteen Latin American countries and Spain will gather in La Paz, Bolivia to share experiences, strategies, and ideas with one...

Displaced Residents Accuse Brazilian Power Plant of False Promises

Among 4,325 people that have been either removed or indirectly affected by the construction of the Jirau and Santo Antonio dams in the Madeira river region, in the Brazilian Amazon,...

Portugal: One Arrested in “Screw the Troika” Protest

An anti-austerity flashmob called by “Screw the Troika” [pt] in front of the the Ritz Hotel in Lisbon, on April 16, 2013, ended with the detention of a 49 year...

Mozambique: Coal mine blocked in protest

Mozambique's @Verdade newspaper is reporting on Facebook that about 500 residents of neighborhoods resettled by Brazilian mining company Vale are blocking road access to its coal mine in Moatize, Tete...

Madagascar's Economy Falling Behind Africa's

While sub-Saharan Africa's economic growth is projected to “outpace the global average“, a study by M. Razafindrakoto et al. from IRD (The Institute of Research on Development) published earlier this month unpacks...

Terrorism Won't Work in China

Offbeat China translated an interesting online conversation on why a terrorist attack won't work in China after the Boston Marathon Explosions. The answer lies in the difference between the U.S...

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