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6 November 2013

Stories from 6 November 2013

For the Love of Football and Bolivia

The Bridge

Of all the aspects of Bolivian culture, "it was football that best helped me make sense of my bicultural and transnational existence," writes Eddie Avila.

Tajik Elections Debate: Either Rahmon or “Cannibalism”

Tajikistan Votes in “Imitation” of Presidential Elections

Today's elections in Tajikistan will extend the two-decade-long presidency of Emomali Rahmon for another seven years. The vote does not have even a modicum of suspense.

Ecuador: #Ruraleando, a Blog That Humanizes Medicine

#Ruraleando is Denisse Calle's blog, an Ecuadorian doctor who, thanks to the experiences of her year's rural placement, proposes solutions to the country's health system.

The FIRE Awards Winners for Internet Development in Africa

Peruvians Protest Against Pro-Fujimori Congresswoman

A Blogger, Tortured to Death One Year Ago

Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti was remembered at a memorial event attended by human rights activists, family and friends.

Global Demand for Quinoa Takes Toll on Andean Farmers and Consumers

Peru and Bolivia can't produce enough supply to satisfy global demand for quinoa, which is causing problems in the local market and affecting locals who used to consume it regularly.

Sex Education, Chinese-Style

China's People Liberation Army Propaganda on Sino-U.S Relation

Hong Kong: Halloween-themed Anti-Poverty March

Russians Remember the Nord-Ost Hostage Siege, 11 Years Later

RuNet Echo

Russians are no strangers to terrorism, but there's always something strange about every passing anniversary of the country's worst terrorist attacks.

The Caribbean Tweets for NBC's The Voice Contestant Tessanne Chin

Jamaican musical sensation Tessanne Chin is battling it out on season 5 of NBC's The Voice - and every week, Caribbean netizens are showing their support for the songstress.

Bigger Protests Against Thailand’s Amnesty Bill

Opposition to the bill emerged after it was reported that the amended version of the measure would benefit corrupt politicians and human rights violators.

D.R., Haiti: We Can Work It Out?

South Korea: An Interactive Timeline of the Spy Agency Election Manipulation Scandal