Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

21 November 2013

Stories from 21 November 2013

Zambia’s ‘King Cobra’ President Publicly Calls Ministers, MPs Fools

President Michael Sata is notorious for his abrasiveness and disregard for protocol at both local and international functions.

PHOTOS: The Thrill and Agony of World Cup Qualifying Matches

While Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon and France celebrated, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Tunisia saw their hopes of heading to Brazil vanish with the final whistle.

VIDEO: “They work to die”, Mystery Disease Killing Central American Sugarcane Workers

Workers who cut sugarcane and other crops in the coastal lowlands of Central America are being hit by a mysterious disease: From Panama to southern Mexico, laborers are coming down...

Gulnara Karimova Ends Provocative “Twitter War” in Uzbekistan

Uzbek president's glamorous daughter has deactivated Twitter account she used to expose power struggles in Uzbekistan and feuds within the first family.

Hondurans Hopeful Ahead of Elections

Adrienne Pine in her blog Quotha writes that “there is an incredible amount of hope right now in Tegucigalpa,” as Hondurans prepare to elect a new president on November 24,...

Japan's Open Data Policy Still Needs Work

Even though the Japanese government is working toward advancing its open data policy, the country has a ways to go, ranking 30th out of 70 countries, according to an index...

Reengineer the News! Global Voices Partners with Oximity

Oximity, a new website for news reading and writing, presents Global Voices stories to their readers in multiple languages.

Exposing the Invisible: Video Profiles of Info-Activists

A new multimedia project called Exposing the Invisible tells the stories of activists, hackers and journalists who work “at the new frontiers of investigation.” Through short films and text, the...

Saudi Prisoner Interview Raises Controversy Over Arbitrary Detainment

A controversy over the issue of arbitrary detainment rose after the popular Saudi TV show MBC 8 PM ran an interview with Waleed al-Sunani. Find out why.

Pakistan's IMF Bailout Brings Painful Rise in Inflation

As Pakistan attempts to keep the International Monetary Fund happy by slashing subsidies, hiking power tariffs and increasing revenue, inflation has grown sharply, severely impacting ordinary citizens.

Taiwan: Virgin Mary With an Aboriginal Face Tattoo

It is not difficult to find a tattoo figure of Blessed Virgin Mary, but a statue of Blessed Virgin Mary with facial tattoo is rarely seen.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site