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10 June 2014

Stories from 10 June 2014

El Salvador Pays No Attention to Its Laws for Disabled People

  10 June 2014

Jaime Vásquez Villalta writes in his Spanish-language blog Desde mi Silla (From my chair) denouncing El Salvador's failure to observe the United Nations’ 1971 Declaration on the Rights of Mentally Retarded Persons. He mentions the six basic rights [es] of disabled people, according to international human rights legislation. Vásquez describes what happens in...

‘Women Work 2 to 3 Hours More Than Men’

  10 June 2014

From Venezuela, Marita Seara Fernández, a member of the collective Mujeres Construyendo [es] (Women Building), an online community that aims to end the digital gap among women, took part in the “First International Women Bloggers Conference” [es] in Mexico on October 2013. She notes that women barely represent 25 percent of...

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Heartbreak for Ibrahim and Djouma in the Central African Republic

  10 June 2014

Djouma and Amadou Moussa are Ibrahim's parents. Djouma and Ibahim are the two lone survivors of an incredibly violent attack by militiamen that took the lives of 5 of Ibrahim's siblings in the Central African Republic, near the border with Cameroon. The militiamen came while  Amadou Moussa was away. Djouma, 30, recalls...

Trinidadian Writer Makes Frank O'Connor Award Longlist

  10 June 2014

Repeating Islands notes that Trinidadian writer Barbara Jenkins has been longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for her book Sic Transit Wagon, adding: “The shortlist of six will be announced at the end of the week.”

Mass Protest in Guangzhou, China

  10 June 2014

Hundreds of Guangzhou residents gathered at Sanyuanli yesterday afternoon against the police action in confiscating some private property in a warehouse for fire prevention purpose. The protest turned into a confrontation between police and protestors, the latter turned over police cars in the process. Charles Liu from nanfang.com has the...

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