Stories from 1 February 2014
Philippine Typhoon Haiyan Victims Join ‘People Surge’ Protest
The 'People Surge' protest in the Philippines was organized by typhoon Haiyan victims who denounced the slow rescue and anti-poor rehabilitation efforts of the government
Memes to Confront Impunity in Mexico
David Sasaki shares viral videos and social media memes from Mexico to show how “the meme has been embraced by a Mexican middle class as a tool to confront the impunity of the country’s elite.” For example: In the same way that literature inevitably builds on the books of the...
Costa Rica's Presidential Election Is an Unexpectedly Tight Race
According to a recent opinion poll, three candidates are tied for first place in Sunday's presidential election in Costa Rica.
‘Mistreated, Insulted and Disrespected': World Bank Releases Social Inclusion Report
Certain groups of people in all countries seem to be left behind despite their home country's progress, and the social exclusion of these people has costly consequences.
Japan's US Base Plan Hits Snafu With Local Mayor's Re-Election
Susumu Inamine, who opposes a plan to transfer the US airbase from Futenma to Henoko district, a coastal area of his city, was re-elected on January 20.