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14 November 2013

Stories from 14 November 2013

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

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...

PHOTOS: Humans of Latin America

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.

Russia's Potemkin Hospitals?

Are modern hospitals shown on television fakes rolled out to bamboozle VIPs like Prime Minister Medvedev?

Kazakhstan's Facebook Rival Groups Members by Tribe

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...

Pussy Riot's Tolokonnikova Transferred to Krasnoyarsk

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...

Soviet Environmental Posters

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...

South Koreans Furious Over Never-Ending Crappy Soap Opera

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...

‘Tomorrow It Could Be You': Gender, Racism and the Limits of Humor in Brazil

A Brazilian TV comedian has once again made offensive jokes about black people and women. How much space is there for social discrimination in Brazil's television lineup?

China: Domestic or Foreign Role for New National Security Committee?

The establishment of a new top-level authority - State Security Committee (NSC) - was announced by the Chinese Communist Party on November 12, 2013.

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