Stories from 12 May 2014
The heavy rains affecting the Southwestern Paraguayan department of Ñeembucú raise concerns as 100% of the agricultural production for self-consumption has been destroyed, according the local media [es] reports. On Monday, May 12, the delivery of goods had to be suspended due to weather harshness. Aldo Saldívar, director of logistic...
The citizens of Aleppo, Syria—those eagerly awaiting the liberation as well as those against it—await the details on further areas of their divided city liberated from the Syrian regime.
In several places in Chile, a student march for free education and active participation in the ongoing reform was carried out on May 8, 2014. It was overshadowed by disturbances.
Netizens live-tweeted the proceedings of the hearing into the murder of Gezi Park protester Ali İsmail Korkmaz to draw attention to the case.
Mohand Kadi and Moez Benncir had the misfortune of sipping a coffee on a terrace at the same time as opposition movement Barakat! staged a demonstration ahead of presidential elections.
Join Global Voices bloggers for an Africa-wide tweetathon in support of the nine bloggers and journalists arrested in late April and currently being detained in Ethiopia.
As the confrontation continues between Thailand’s warring political forces, we take a look back at some of the intriguing and strange stories about the anti-government protests in recent months.
Demand is growing for transport in Maputo, but the local government can't keep up. Enter the so-called "My Love" trucks, open-air vehicles in which passengers travel shoulder to shoulder.
As police razed tents and shot water cannons at people protesting the island's fourth nuclear power plant, there were children among them.
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One hundred members of Salvadoran security forces have been expelled for ties to gangs. The Salvatrucha prefers to infiltrate the police; Pandilla 18 prefers the army.
Maldives has one of the most youthful populations in the world with more than half of the population under the age of 25. But a lot of them are being increasingly harassed by moral policing by the society and the authorities, reports Dhivehi Sitee blog.
After website Aporrea [es] went briefly offline on May 10, 2014, a number of comments appeared on Twitter. Apparently the portal domain was withdrawn for a while, thus revealing that the page is hosted somewhere in the United States. To many people, that the most important portal for Venezuelan pro-government...
The Blog de Edimedios – Inteligencia Colectiva [es] reflects on Twitter users who retweet without any previous selection. […] sometimes we got sick of “RETWEETitis” and for half an hour, we start retweeting everything that bumps into us. Each tweet we consider important, related to our tasks, etc etc. About...
Foreign domestic workers are required by law to live with their employers, which is a major causes of worker abuse. Below is a campaign video produced by the Hong Kong Helpers’ campaign calling for the end of the mandatory live-in regulation. It invites people to imagine if they had to...