8 June 2014

Stories from 8 June 2014

Dubai and Arab Culture From a Latin American Perspective

  8 June 2014

He is a college professor of Colombian origins who is fascinated by Arab culture. Marcelino Torrecilla's purpose is to “describe sociocultural experiences in United Arab Emirates and their relevance with Colombia”. Narrating his own stories in Dubai, he explains why this capital is an open door city [es]: En el...

The three Most Important Posts on #RedViajAR This Week

  8 June 2014

On this post [es] of Argentinian blogger network Red Viajar [es], Laura Schneider presents the featured posts of the week. Among the recommended ones, there is one about La Salada, Argentina most important fair: La Salada es una feria inmensa, una de las más grandes de América Latina, que queda...

Launching of Book “A Curious Traveler”

  8 June 2014

On her blog [es], Laura Schneider invites us [es] to the launching of the book “Un viajero curioso” [A curious traveler], the first book about travels and stories from around the world by photographer and writer Esteban Mazzoncini. On her post, Laura shares a review of the author: Desde 1993...

10 Tips for Safer Online Purchases

  8 June 2014

Andrea Collazo [es], member of Mujeres Construyendo [Women building; es], shares some recommendations for safe online purchases. She introduces us the issue: Cada vez es mas habitual el comprar por Internet. Sin embargo tú aún no lo ves claro.No tienes la seguridad, ni sabes si hay riesgos.Y como dice el...

This Photo From a “Litter Island” is Appalling

  8 June 2014

Rut Abrain [es], biologist and the author behind Esturirafi [es], shares her concern for the plastic islands, caused by wasted materials from human populations. The note [es] mentions the problems this causes to the environment: [Los] plásticos se degradan y se convierten en fragmentos más y más pequeños. Los animales...

Why Do the Taiwanese Need to Remember the Tiananmen Massacre?

  8 June 2014

Hong Kong may have taken the lead in observing the Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, but other Chinese speaking communities, such as the people of Taiwan, also organize annual candlelight vigils in memory of the incident. In 1989, thousands of Taiwanese had rallied in support of of the student-led...

50 Most Visited Websites in Kenya

  8 June 2014

Did you know what are the top most visited websites in Kenya? Read James Wamathai's blog post on the subject: A lot has changed since February, when I did the last Top 50 most visited Kenyan websites list. Budget airline Jambo Jet was launched, NMG’s county paper Nairobi News was...

10 African Literature Blogs You Should Know About

  8 June 2014

Kenyan blogger James Murua lists 10 African literature rich blogs: So you want to keep abreast of what’s happening in the African literature space. Want to get news and reviews from the books written by and about African experience? Try these ones listed in alphabetical order; 1. Authors in Africa...

Human Rights Situation in Laos

  8 June 2014

The International Service for Human Rights has prepared a briefing paper on the human rights situation in Laos: Human rights defenders prefer to be known as ‘community workers’ and are afraid of reprisals if they are associated with regional and international human rights organisations. As Laos is scheduled to undergo...

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