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17 December 2013

Stories from 17 December 2013

Misuse of National Flag Causes a Stir in Tajikistan

An image of a Tajik flag used to collect trash has angered social media users in the country.

Empowering Women in Afghanistan: Interview with Anita Haidary

Global Voices interviews Anita Haidary, an Afghan women's rights activists and co-founder of an organization that works to empower women across Afghanistan.

Explaining the Evergrowing Tradition of “Chanté Nwèl” (Singing Christmas) in the French West Indies

Meet 5 Brazilian Women Who Do What They Love and Love What They Do

These interviews, together with beautiful photos, are from a digital fortnightly magazine that tells the story and the creative process of Brazilians who love what they do.

Mexico's Congress Approves Energy Reform Bill Ending State Oil Monopoly

Mexico's Senate approves an energy reform bill that will end a 75-year state oil monopoly and open the door to private national and international investment.

Chungui: Digging up the Horror of Terrorism in Peru

30 years ago, hundreds of people were victims of terrorism in the remote communities of Chungui and Oreja de Perro.

Official Chinese Patriotism: Without Motherland, You Are Nothing!

A widely circulated post "Without the motherland, you are nothing" has gone viral on the Chinese Internet since November, sparking heated discussions over the meaning of patriotism.