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18 December 2013

Stories from 18 December 2013

China and North Korea: The Inevitable Fate of Jang Song Thaek Under Dictatorship

"The only rule of dictatorship is no rule." Many Chinese netizens believe the purge of Jang Song Thaek in North Korea a wake-up call for China's political reform.

Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade's Arrest, Strip Search Earn Apology from US

US Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly expressed regret in a phone call to India's National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon over how the arrest of Devyani Khobragade was handled.

New Version of Brazil's Marco Civil Submitted to the House of Representatives

Bangla Blogging Community Gears Up For The Fifth Bangla Blog Day

Dozens Detained on Human Rights Day in Cuba

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Bloggers, punk rockers, intellectuals, dissidents, and a pair of Argentine tourists were all detained in Cuba last week, just in time for international Human Rights Day.

“We Are More Alive Than Ever:” Coral Herrera and the Struggle for Gender Equality

In this second part of an interview with scholar and blogger Coral Herrera we discuss the struggle for gender equality in Latin America and the road that remains before us.

Made in Togo: A 3D Printer Built from Recycled E-Waste

Documentary: Mining's Terrible Consequences for Brazil's People and Environment

On the eve of the vote of Brazil's new Mining Code, a documentary produced by collective Mídia NINJA appeared to give voice to the communities in regions affected by mining.

Refuse to Pay Pension Premium? Japan Could Seize Your Assets

Cuba: Madiba Was Great, But Not Perfect

Jamaican Songstress Tessanne Chin Wins “The Voice”

Caribbean netizens are celebrating the victory of Jamaica's Tessanne Chin on the popular music reality show, The Voice - as well they should be - their votes helped her win!

Cubans’ Daily Concerns Trump Controversial Handshake