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11 October 2013

Stories from 11 October 2013

Mexico City Gears Up for 2013 Corona Capital Music Festival

Using the hashtag #CC13, Mexicans express their excitement on Twitter for the Corona Capital 2013 music festival where Travis, Stereophonics and Miles Kane, among others, will perform.

Panama's President Denies Son's Involvement in Italian Scandal

Panamanians took to Twitter to reject the way President Ricardo Martinelli expressed himself when denying reports of his son's involvement in an Italian corruption scandal.

Lima Will Host 2019 Pan American Games

Watch Mediastan – a WikiLeaks Road Movie

‘Politics is a Men-Only Game': Female Candidate Quits Presidential Race in Tajikistan

Saddened by the failure of Tajikistan's female presidential candidate to enter the race, netizens are pessimistic about the country's future. Some say they will boycott the vote and emigrate.

Only Six of 250 Student Lawyers in Zambia Passed the Bar This Year

Some online users argued for reforming the system.

India's Women Take on Fear and Sexual Violence in “Action Hero”

The game is meant to tackle the fear that many Indian women have toward their cities because of rampant sexual harassment.

GV Face: Fighting for an Open Internet in Brazil

AdvoxGV Face

This week on GV Face, we talk with Brazil author Raphael Tsavkko, Internet policy expert Carolina Rossini and Joana Varon, an author of Brazil's Marco Civil da Internet bill.

French MP Heckles Female Colleague by Clucking in Parliament

Re-Imagining Lusophony and Decolonizing the Mind

Mexico, Panama, and Honduras Seeking a Spot for Brazil 2014 World Cup

On Friday, October 11, Panama, Mexico and Honduras will fight for their chance to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

VIDEO: Lend Your Voice to a Dead Poet

Warlords, Democrats and Extremists – Afghanistan's Next Presidential Candidates

Afghans are reflecting on the list of candidates for their presidential elections in 2014. The candidates' picks for vice-president positions demonstrate the importance of ethnic balancing in the divided country.

From Brazil to the World: the Marco Civil and Internet Governance

The path that Brazil is taking towards the development of digital policies and Internet governance could serve as the model for the rest of the world.

I Didn't Visit Westgate Mall

The Bridge

Matt Hunte, our St. Lucia author, has 20 thoughts around Nairobi's popular Westgate shopping mall, the scene of a horrific militant attack last month.

Hong Kong: 2010 Manila Hostage Incident and Banning Maid

Suicide Shines Light on Harsh Reality Faced by China's Rural Teachers

Cheng Xinggui jumped into a river, killing himself on July 17, 2013 after bureacracy prevented him from receiving his due wages after two decades of teaching.

The Castor Project Causes Seismic Movements on the Spanish Coast

The tremors may have been caused by injecting gas in an undersea reservoir that the corporation Castor project manages.

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