11 June 2014

Stories from 11 June 2014

Analyzing the Protests Before the 2014 World Cup

  11 June 2014

In digital magazine Distintas Latitudes (Different latitudes), Mexican internationalist Vanessa Rebollar analyzes [es] the elements present in the Brazilian protests caused by 2014 FIFA World Cup. She brings up some questions: ¿Cuál es el contexto dentro del cual han surgido las protestas? y ¿Quiénes son los actores y sus demandas...

Getting Tickets for the 2014 World Cup is a Total Nightmare

  11 June 2014

Mexican Emmasito shares [es] on his blog his misfortunes when trying to get tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, which kicks off on Thursday, June 12. He notes that the problem is not the prices that range from 90 to 175 US dollars, which is affordable considering the magnitude of the...

‘Let's Go, Argentina!’

  11 June 2014

On Futbol Champagne, Argentinian Manuel de León writes [es] a letter to the football national team prior to the 2014 Football FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Me tomo hoy, a través de esta carta, el atrevimiento de pedirles que dejen la vida dentro y fuera de la cancha por estos...

From Our World Cup Archive: How Brazil Fooled the World With a Meme

  11 June 2014

Remember “Cala Boca Galvão”, the Internet meme that became a worldwide joke when millions of Twitter users started telling a famous Brazilian sports narrator and broadcaster, Galvão Bueno, to shut up, during the 2010 World Cup opening ceremony? Almost instantly it was a worldwide trending topic on Twitter and people from all over the...

Kazakh “Bloggers” Program Gets to the Real News

  11 June 2014

Kazakhstan's online program Блогеры (bloggers), presented by Angela Garipova does [ru] a good job of covering socially relevant themes that the country's state-directed media doesn't always get to via funky footage and the views of Kazakhstani social media users. This week the program looked at the decision of the regional government of...

Peru: Love Is… New Ways of Surprising Your Girlfriend

  11 June 2014

He had it all planned to surprise his girlfriend on her birthday giving her a huge teddy bear, but a transportation strike made him walk [es] more than four miles (seven kilometers) carrying along the gigantic present. This is the happy ending story of Jonatan Rosas, from the district of...

Beautiful Landscape in Talampaya

  11 June 2014

Laura Schneider tells on her blog [es] Viajes y relatos [Travels and tales] her visit to al Talampaya National Park, located in La Rioja Province, Argentina. On her post, her words and pictured are a testimoniy of this charming place: El Parque Nacional Talampaya, uno de los tantos lugares que...

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