Stories from 10 October 2013
A Tour of Typical Argentine Food
What's the most typical Argentine food? Bloggers comment on the foods which truly capture the flavors found around the country.
Media Ignores Farmers and Disabled Advocates Occupying Mumbai Train Station
The group brought traffic to a standstill at the station, but news outlets and social media largely turned a blind eye to the incident.
Chilean Navy and Human Rights Groups Visit Torture Site on Dawson Island
More than 40 members of human rights groups and their families visited Dawson Island as part of the commemoration activities marking the Chilean military coup of 1973.
Russians Remember “The Day Democracy Died”
20 years after Russia's constitutional crisis, many bloggers criticizes Yeltsin's decision to fire on the Supreme Soviet, characterizing the moment in post-Soviet history as a turn for the worse.
The Walls Speak in Puerto Rico
The Puerto Rican street art festival "Los Muros Hablan" ("The Walls Speak") joins the community to transform urban space.
Hungry in Haiti
Why – when the country has received at least one billion U.S. dollars worth of food aid between 1995 and the 2010 earthquake – is hunger on the rise? Haiti Grassroots Watch examines “complaints and rumors about the misuse, abuse, or negative effects of food aid.”
Too Many Universities in Singapore?
Limpeh noted the proliferation of higher education institutions in Singapore. Is this good or bad for Singapore? …has this expansion in choices been at the wrong end of the market? So whilst this expansion may have generation jobs for some people (which is a good thing), how many parents want...
‘World Habitat Day’ Celebration in Cambodia
More than 500 Cambodians joined a protest march during the World Habitat Day celebration in Phnom Penh to highlight forced evictions and land disputes in the country.
A Call to Rekindle Immigration Reform Amidst United States Government Shutdown
The shutdown of government operations that began on the 1st of October has displaced discussion on immigration reform.
‘Chola Power': Peruvian Superhero or Sex Symbol?
‘Chola Power’ is Peru's “first and only female Superhero”, as Gareth Hunter writes for Peru This Week. Hunter argues that although scantly dressed, “with long shiny black hair, large dark eyes and green loincloth”, Peru's female superhero “doesn't seem to be an offensive female character”: Although attractive, she has a...
Your Fantasy is Her Nightmare: ‘Sexy’ Pakistani Women on YouTube
“The lack of conversation on sex and sexuality is a society-wide problem." Watch our short film "Suck on the Sugarcane of Love", about private videos sexualized for public consumption.