4 July 2013

Stories from 4 July 2013

Did Obama's African Tour Help or Hurt?

  4 July 2013

US President Barack Obama has finished his six-day tour of three African countries, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. During his visit, Obama announced a new initiative, “Power Africa”, to double access to electricity in Sub Saharan Africa. The global public opinion about the importance and impact of his tour is sharply divided.

Scholarships For Breast Enlargements in Spain?

  4 July 2013

An article written by Paloma Cervilla, in which she accuses female scholarship recipients in Spain of using their student scholarship money to pay for breast enlargements, has gotten social networkers up in arms, and they have expressed their indignation in blogs, comments, and countless tweets.

How Edward Snowden Divides Russians

When Edward Snowden left Hong Kong for Moscow, it placed Russia at the center of what had primarily been an American story. For Russians, his prolonged stay in Sheremetyevo has turned the question of what should be done with him from academic to practical, as his fate now rests largely in Russia's hands.

Snowden Air Search: “Be Strong” Morales, Latin American Presidents Tweet

  4 July 2013

One of the most complicated diplomatic scenes of recent years occurred when the airplane of Bolivia's president, Evo Morales, had to make an emergency landing in Vienna, Austria due to the alleged air transit denial by several European countries under the suspicion that he was helping whistleblower Edward Snowden exit Russia. Latin American presidents reacted to the diplomatic incident on Twitter.

VIDEO: Eviction of a Chilean School

  4 July 2013

“The Eviction” is a documentary film about our fight against the chilean educational system. We want the whole world to see how the Chilean government is treating our students.

Obama in Africa: Catching Up with China

  4 July 2013

President Obama is touring Africa from June 26 to July 3, 2013. He recently visited South Africa after visiting Senegal. After that, moving on to Tanzania. Many commentators believe this visit is a catch-up mission with the United States trying to respond to Chinese economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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