Stories from 9 July 2014
Russia's Armchair Warrior Turns on Ukraine's Rebel Leader
Russians are finding the humor in one intellectual's rant against the rebel militia commander in eastern Ukraine.
Braving High Risks and Heavy Censorship in China, Tibetan Musicians Sing Their Love for Tibet
The censorship of music within both Tibet and China has been known to reach absurd heights.
The Irreplaceable Personal Student-Teacher Relationship
Under the section Educational Relationships on the blog No hay mejor maestra que la vida (There is no better teacher than life), Luis María Llena León shares his experience with his high school students in Spain. What follows is the conclusion after an exchange between one of the students and...
Gmail Now Offers 71 Languages, From Afrikaans to Zulu
Google has added 13 new languages to Gmail, bumping up the total languages available in the email service from 58 to 71. The new languages include Afrikaans, Zulu, Armenian, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, Khmer, Lao, Mongolian, Nepali, and Sinhala. The tech giant, which rolled out the...
Featured Posts on #RedViajAR This Week
Every week, Argentinian blogger network Red Viajar posts a review of the most important articles of the week. This time, among the recommendations is this post dedicated to Amatlan de Quetzalcoatl in Mexico: Amatlán de Quetzalcóatl es un pequeño pueblo que se encuentra en el municipio de Tepoztlán (Morelos) De...
Young People Could Have a Tremendous Impact on Indonesia's Elections. So What Do They Think?
EngageMedia compiled videos of young people explaining their perspectives about the important 2014 presidential elections.
Cuban Architect Mario Coyula Remembered
Bloggers mourn the passing of prominent Cuban architect Mario Coyula, who died at 79 from cancer.
Brazilian Police Say These Two Men Had Explosives During an Anti-World Cup Protest. Photos and Videos Tell a Different Story
Activists accuse the police of faking evidence to incriminate two men arrested during a protest against the World Cup.
Bermuda: Who's the Murderer?
Two Bermudian bloggers raise interesting questions about carnage on the nation's roads, even going so far as to call road fatalities “murder”.
Will India's Search for ‘Black Money’ Stashed Abroad End in Fortune or Frustration?
It depends on who you ask. Some estimates put the amount of money stashed abroad at $1.34 trillion, which India would use for its development.
Deported Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers Speak of Mistreatment by Australian Authorities
Thirty seven Sinhalese and four Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka sailed in a boat towards Australia and were intercepted west of the Cocos Island late last month by Australian authorities. They were returned to Sri Lanka, their point of origin, and they appeared in a court in the country's southwest...
Guyana's Foreign Minister Comes Out Swinging After the US Ambassador Criticizes the Lack of Local Elections
The ruling People's Progressive Party (PPP) administration has failed to hold local government elections for 20 years.
Bahrain Kicks Out Visiting American Human Rights Official
Bahrain, ruled by the Sunni al-Khalifa family, has faced criticism for its human rights record ever since the military cracked down on Shi'ite Muslim-led protests against the government in 2011.
Peruvian Singer Pisko's Viral Hit Gets People Talking Patriotism
A rock number to celebrate Peru's best features becomes a viral sensation, stirring debate about national identity.