14 November 2013

Stories from 14 November 2013

Winds of Waste: Plastic Bags Land in Venezuela's Paraguaná Peninsula

  14 November 2013

Silvia Castro's photo gallery, published by website Prodavinci, shows residents of the Paraguaná Peninsula in Venezuela with bags on their heads to call attention to the damage that trash and plastic bags are causing the peninsula. Prodavinci explains [es]: Due to its geographic location, the Paraguaná Peninsula ends up being...

PHOTOS: Humans of Latin America

  14 November 2013

Humans of New York has inspired photographers all over the world. The "Humans of..." projects from Latin America show the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of the region.

Kazakhstan's Facebook Rival Groups Members by Tribe

  14 November 2013

How do you create a social networking platform that would be popular in society dominated by Facebook and Odnoklassniki? In Kazakhstan, the answer is tribe. Rulas [Kazakh for “tribemate”], a new social network that has already attracted several thousand members, groups users according to their clans and tribes.  Although tribal identities...

Pussy Riot's Tolokonnikova Transferred to Krasnoyarsk

RuNet Echo  14 November 2013

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova's exact whereabouts were unknown for the past three weeks, after prison authorities announced that the Pussy Riot icon would be transferred from a prison in the Republic of Mordovia to an unknown location. On November 12, 2103, authorities finally revealed some information about Tolokonnikova's new home. The federal human rights...

Soviet Environmental Posters

  14 November 2013

Skyfall presents [ru] a collection of environmental posters from the Soviet period. The blogger who often writes about environmental problems in Kazakhstan and some of his readers are nostalgic about the “environmental education and awareness-raising programs” of the Soviet era.  Below are some of the posters collected by the blogger:

South Koreans Furious Over Never-Ending Crappy Soap Opera

  14 November 2013

Although K-drama (South Korean soap opera) seems doing well internationally, South Koreans’ discontent and complaints on its repeated patterns and cliched scenarios and characters are bubbling under. Recently, as major network TV, KBS decided to extend a poorly-written soap opera ‘Princess Aurora’ which many call an ‘insult to viewers’ intelligence’,...

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