6 December 2013

Stories from 6 December 2013

On Twitter, Peruvians Remember Song Dedicated to Mandela

  6 December 2013

When South African leader Nelson Mandela was released from prison in the 90s, Spanish-Peruvian musician Miki Gonzáles [es] wrote the song “Liberaron a Mandela” [Mandela was released]. Peruvian Twitter users remembered the song when they learned about Mandela's passing: Temón de Miki Gonzales cuando liberaron a Mandela, allá x los...

1,000 Days Since 2011's Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

  6 December 2013

December 4, 2013 marked the thousandth day since a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that hit the island of Japan on March 11, 2011, killing more than 15,000 people, devastating parts of the country, and causing a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. According to a survey conducted last...

Caribbean: Farewell, Nelson Mandela

  6 December 2013

The announcement of Nelson Mandela's death has dealt a hard blow. Regional bloggers share their thoughts about the passing of one of the world's most enduring icons of peaceful resistance.

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