2 June 2014

Stories from 2 June 2014

Puerto Rican Diaspora Calls for Oscar López Rivera's Release

  2 June 2014

The digital magazine La Respuesta has put together a series of photo galleries that chronicle efforts in Chicago, New York City, and Cleveland to release Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera from prison. Oscar has already served 33 years in prison, an exaggerated amount of time for the charge...

Free Speech Remains Under Threat in Myanmar

  2 June 2014

Deji Olukotun observes how Myanmar's so-called transition to democracy has not yet made a lasting impact on the state of free expression in the country: …in many ways Myanmar’s relatively open society could close at a moment’s notice. Writers are able to write and to criticize the government not because...

Campaigning for Safe Sidewalks in Jakarta

  2 June 2014

Olga Amato and Divya Pridhnani explain the goals of Safe Steps, a campaign for a ‘walkable Jakarta’ in Indonesia: One of the main goals of Safe Steps is to make people understand that beside the health benefits people can derive from walking, better sidewalks can also result in a reduction...

Why Human Rights Advocates are Opposed to East Timor's Draft Media Law

  2 June 2014

Various human rights groups, journalists, and scholars have signed a letter opposing East Timor's proposed media law which was recently approved by the Parliament. One of the issues they cited is the broad powers given to the Press Council: …we are concerned that the Press Council with legal authority, funding...

Landslides After Heavy Rains Cause Death in Guatemala

  2 June 2014

Heavy rains on the early hours of Saturday, May 31, 2014 in the Guatemalan municipality of San Pedro Necta, in the department of Huehuetenango, 312 kilometers North from the country capital, resulted in landslides that destroyed homes and caused at least six fatalities and three disappeared individuals, as reported by...

Remembering Isadora Duncan

  2 June 2014

Laura Chertkoff remembers [es] dancer a Isadora Duncan on Un blog sobre pasos y saltos [A blog about steps and jumps] on a new birthday and remebers her troubled visit to Buenos Aires. En los 50 años que anduvo pisando el planeta tierra, sus pies la trajeron a Buenos Aires...

San Rafael del Norte and Sandino

  2 June 2014

Jorge Mejía blogs [es] on Mejíaperalta about how Nicarguan government shows no interest for revolutionary leader Augusto César Sandino's historic assets in the town of San Rafael del Norte: Pero mientras las usurpadores de los bienes históricos de los distintos museos de Sandino y del FSLN en general conmemoraban otro...

Responsibility or Creativity?

  2 June 2014

Ryu reflects [es] on Intereses de un Caballero Dragón [Interests of a Dragon Gentleman] whether priorizing responsibility or creativity in children's education: Los padres podrán cargar de algunas o muchas responsabilidades a sus hijos para que permanezcan con los pies sobre la tierra pero eso no garantiza que éstos últimos...

Learning with Your Child

  2 June 2014

Zahir Aileen writes [es] on Las netas de Mamá [Mom's babies] how are children currently learning: el problema no es lo que ven, escuchan, o viven tal cual, sino que no estén acompañados o que no haya una persona que seleccione correctamente lo que es prudente conocer a cada edad...

El Salvador: The New Águila Football Club

  2 June 2014

José Díaz blogs [es] on Te hablo de Fútbol [I talk with you about football] about his impressions on the new team coach and the recently hired players for Águila Football Club: Creo que en Águila deben estar aquellos que de verdad sientan la identidad del equipo, la camiseta emplumada...

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