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26 June 2013

Stories from 26 June 2013

Bottling Happiness in Lahore and California

Peru Celebrates the Festival of the Sun

As every June 24, the Festival of the Sun -the Inti Raymi- was held at Saksaywaman archaeological park, about 15 minutes from the city of Cusco.

Amnesty Report Accuses Spanish Government of Obstructing Justice

Time passes, impunity remains, the new Amnesty International report published on June 17, 2013, analyses the investigation of crimes committed during Spain's Civil War and the dictatorship of Francisco Franco....

The Bahamas: Intellectual Property & Reparations

Trinidad & Tobago: E-mails & Integrity

In more fallout over what has come to be known as “e-mailgate”, Trinidad and Tobago bloggers are tracking how the political fracas has affected public perception of the country's Integrity...

The Internet: A Critical Tool in the Fight Against the Death Penalty

The Internet has become a critical tool for many social movements worldwide. Activists battling capital punishment have also found a platform in digital social media for exchanging ideas and circulating...

Caribbean: Snowden Raising Spectre of “Monster Under Bed”?

Caribbean bloggers continue to follow developments in the Edward Snowden case. Is he a whistleblower or has he overstepped security boundaries? And has the Internet "become a scary place"?

US Got Snowden's Name Wrong on Extradition Papers, Hong Kong Says

Hong Kong's secretary of justice explained othat officials permitted American whistleblower Edward Snowden to fly out of the city because the US failed to respond to their questions in time...

Jamaica: Working for Women?

Japanese Official Suspended Over Twitter Comment

A Japanese reconstruction official in charge of helping victims of the 2011 post-tsunami meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has been taken off duty after sharp-eyed journalists unearthed tweets...

The Brazil Effect: Thousands Protest ‘For a Better Paraguay’

Following the trend that marked protests in Brazil in the last few weeks, some 3000 people took to the streets of Paraguay's capital to make their voices heard in protest...

Afghan Presidential Palace Targeted by the Taliban

An attack on the presidential palace in downtown Kabul on the morning of June 25 has terrified Afghans and cast a huge cloud over the future of negotiations between the government,...

Mexican Reporter to US Colleagues: Investigate Corruption

What Do Brazil and Turkey Have in Common?

Russian NGOs Learn to Invest in Paper Shredders

RuNet Echo

At 3AM, last Saturday, Russian riot police and private security raided the offices of one of the country's oldest human rights organizations. Those inside, including the group's leader, Lev Ponomarev,...

Are Chinese Netizens a Bunch of Losers?

Podcast: Chinese Dissident's NYU Departure

Southeast Asia: The Great Haze of 2013

Since last week, a thick haze has enveloped Singapore and some parts of Malaysia caused by forest fires mainly in Indonesia. The haze brought air pollution levels to a record...

Ugandan Army Whistleblower Vows to Oppose President ‘By Any Means Necessary’

A renegade Ugandan general, who fled to the UK last month, accused the long-time President Yoweri Museveni during an interview on BBC Focus on Africa of creating a "political monarchy"...

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