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4 June 2014

Stories from 4 June 2014

An Ex-Guerilla is Now Ruling El Salvador, Can He Stop the Killing?

Salvador Sánchez Cerén, an ex-guerrilla commander, assumed the presidency of El Salvador on June 1, 2014. Jamie Stark reviews what it means for El Salvador and Latin America.

“Let Spain Decide”

IsabelOn writes [es] on her blog De sonrisas y espadas [On smiles and swords] about Juan Carlos, King of Spain, abdication: ahora que se abre un debate de “Monarquía vs...

Ideological Clichés Among Republic Supporters

Paco Prieto writes [es] on La vida como yo la veo [Life as I see it] about religion, politics and freedom after reading some tweets criticizing the presence and looks...

Waiting for the New King in Spain

Elisa Rodríguez from ISIS 3.0 writes [es] about the abdication by King Juan Carlos of Spain and she says that in spite of the demands of a Republic on Twitter...

Solana Larsen Steps Down as Global Voices’ Managing Editor, Sahar Habib Ghazi Takes the Helm

A changing of the guard at Global Voices editorial. Managing Editor Solana Larsen will be succeeded by former Deputy Editor, Sahar Habib Ghazi.

Russian City Hosts Pole Dancing Performance on International Children's Day

Last Sunday, Tolyatti celebrated its 277th birthday and International Children's Day. Ironically, it also hosted an outdoor pole dancing performance at a car show.

The Importance of Maths in Education

Carlos Thompson from The Chlewey Blog writes [es] about the importance of teaching Maths in Colombia in relation to the poor performance the country had in international tests of quality...

Other Abdications in Spanish History

In relation to the abdicaton announced by Juan Carlos, King of Spain, Adrián Yánez recalls history [es] and other abdications in the Spanish kingdom: Carlos I era el nieto de...

Did You Share Those Images of the Indian Girls Who Were Gang-Raped and Hanged?

Shocking images of two teenage Indian girls, gang-raped and hanged from a tree went viral on social media, leading to heated debates about our motives behind sharing such images indiscriminately.

Man Arrested for ‘Insulting’ Tajik President on Facebook

Security agencies in Tajikistan have detained a Facebook user on charges of “insulting” the country's president. According to a local news agency, the 30-year-old man was arrested [ru] after posting “slanderous”...

Would the Republic Have a Yes in Referendum in Spain?

On Lo que me pasa por la cabeza [What goes around in my head], Elena Padrones analyzes [es] King Juan Carlos of Spain abdication, and all that has to happen...

As Tajik Rap Gets Political, Authorities Resort to Bans and Pressure

Rap often gets much more political than other musical genres in Tajikistan. The authorities respond by banning hip-hop and forcing homegrown rappers to become more "patriotic".

Europe’s Far Right Are Inspiring Russians

While the electoral success of the Far Right worries some in the European community, many Russians have welcomed the surge in Euro-skepticism as a vindication of Moscow’s anti-EU posturing.

Live Tweets of Trial of Human Rights Lawyer and Journalist in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland is live tweeting the the trial of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and journalist Bheki Makhubu for contempt of court in Swaziland. The two were arrested on 17 March...

University Student Posts Suicide Note In Facebook, Friends Fail To Save Him

Suicide is a long term social issue of Bangladesh and of all the people reported dead due to suicide worldwide every year, 2.06% are Bangladeshis. Mahbub Shaheen, a student of...

Can Trinidad & Tobago Rise Above Race-Based Politics?

As the Prime Minister remains mum about polarizing comments made by a religious and political leader, Trinidad and Tobago netizens wonder if the country will ever get beyond tribal politics.

Rehabilitation & Re-integration in Jamaica

When you observe the discipline and care of these Jamaicans, it is a call to never give up on anyone, especially those who have paid their debt to society and...

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