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4 September 2013

Stories from 4 September 2013

Derailment of ‘La Bestia’, Another Tragedy in a Broken Immigration System

Levi Bridges reflects on immigration reform and the latest derailment of 'la bestia', a Mexican train that offers migrants an alternative way of reaching the U.S.

Colombia Prepares for Nationwide Pot-Banging Protests

The Twitter hashtag #CacerolazoPor allows Colombian web users to share their reasons to take to the streets and protest.

Croatia's EU Membership Off to Rocky Start Over Extradition Law

Croatia agrees to fully apply EU extradition law after Brussels raises possibility of sanctions against the new EU member state.

“In Damascus All is Quiet”: Russians Report from Syria

RuNet Echo

"You won't believe it, but all is quiet in Damascus. People sit in cafes, walk the streets, and are far from a universal hysteria"

Belgrade Philharmonic's Quirky Director is Serbia's New Minister of Culture

Pianist and conductor Ivan Tasovac's vibrant personality and sharp wit have made him popular in Serbia and on Twitter.

Drums of War on Syria Getting Louder

The drums of war are getting louder as US lawmakers prepare to vote on a "punitive" bombing campaign on Syria. Online, everyone has become an overnight expert on Syria.

Russia's Far East Beset with Toxic Japanese Cars

RuNet Echo

Vladivostok, a remote city in the Russian Far East, is notorious for the many used Japanese cars on its roads, which are possibly the worst in the country.

Crowdsourcing Jamaican Patois

Global Voices talks with Varun Baker, the creator of the website Patwa.org, the first online audio dictionary for Jamaican's national language.

Internet Entrepreneur Mohamed Nanabhay Joins Global Voices Board

"Global Voices is the first stop for anyone who wants to understand the issues affecting different societies from within," says Internet entrepreneur Mohamed Nanabhay, Global Voices' newest board member.

Could Guantánamo Be Returned to Cuba?

A Mayor's Struggle Against The Pillaging of Bangui, Central African Republic

Reclaiming Indigenous Lands in Honduras