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5 November 2013

Stories from 5 November 2013

Melbourne Cup Brings Mixed Emotions

Melbourne Cup has been a day of mixed emotions. It has been a triumph for trainer Gai Waterhouse who became the first woman to train the winner of the race.

Palestinian Pick-Up Lines

Humor, especially dark humor, is a culturally acquired taste – especially in a war zone. The hashtag #PalestinianPickUpLines has recently been trending on Twitter, garnering tens of additions in the...

Complaint in Blogpost Goes Viral Prompting Reply From Service Provider

‘A Country is More Than a Territory': Chileans Demand Vote From Abroad

Chileans abroad will not be able to vote on November 17, but they can participate in a symbolic and electronic election to push for exercising their right to vote.

Thoughts on Bangladesh Election 2014

Book Highlights Women's Plight to Find the Disappeared in Chile's Desert

Remembering the 1746 Earthquake in Lima

On October 28, 1746, Lima was shaken by one of the strongest earthquakes in its history. Here are several testimonies from that time period recovered by historians and Peruvian bloggers.

Painting an Entire Favela in Rio de Janeiro

Teaser of Collaboration Between Calle 13 and Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

Trinidad & Tobago: Opposition Wins Again; Government Still Optimistic

Hot off their win in the Local Government Elections, the opposition People's National Movement has won the St. Joseph by-election - yet, the government is forging ahead with hope.

Trinidad & Tobago: Creative Collaboration & Devious Download

NaBloPoMo, Caribbean Style!

‘Women Should Be Submissive’, and Other Google Autocomplete Suggestions

Following UN Women's lead, Global Voices conducted its own experiments with Google's Autocomplete feature. The investigation revealed popular attitudes about women’s roles, sexuality, appearance and relationships with men.

The Caribbean's Financial Culture

PHOTOS: Snapshots of Life in a Manila Urban Poor Community

Despite the reported progress in the Philippines, Manila is still home to hundreds of thousands of informal settlers.