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20 August 2013

Stories from 20 August 2013

Iran: Jailed Blogger on Hunger Strike

At 87, Fidel Castro is “Imperfect but Human”

Fidel Castro has held an almost mythical status for leftist revolutionary movements around the world for decades. Cuba's former president just turned 87.

Spanish Government's Complaint Box Causes Boomerang Effect

Why has the Spanish government's "complaint box" caused such controversy? Elena Arrontes explains.

National Agrarian Strike Begins in Colombia

Colombian farmers started a strike in response to the economic policies of Juan Manuel Santos's government.

VIDEO: Caracas’ Tower of David, the World's Tallest Slum

School Teacher Becomes Target of Political Prosecution in Hong Kong

Pro-Beijing groups and the Hong Kong government are going after a school teacher who swore at police officers as they allowed a group of Falun Gong protesters to be harassed.

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