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10 July 2014

Stories from 10 July 2014

This Woman Is Leading Baloch Students in Their Struggle for Independence From Pakistan

Women in Balochistan face many challenges, including a heavily male-dominated patriarchal society, lack of infrastructure for education and a low rate of literacy among females.

Why Taxi Drivers in Lima Are Seeing Red Over the City's New Black-and-Yellow Rules

Lima's taxi drivers are peeved: the local authority says they must mark their cars to distinguish them from illegal cabs at a cost of US$70-535. Drivers think it's a bluff.

Recycling Fashion

This week, Rut Abraín from Esturirafi shares some wonderful ideas that would help our economy and reduce space in our closets, even help people in need, and the planet, by...

Bangladeshi Sex Workers Take Cow Steroids To Mask Their Real Age

ActionAid, a British charity, mentioned in a recent report that 90% of commercial sex workers in Bangladesh are addicted to Oradexon, a steroid meant for cattle. Diaspora Bangladeshi blogger Anushay...

“I Increasingly See More People Looking Like Zombies”

Its aim is to make you think a little, or at least, get a smile. This is the description of the blog Se hace camino al andar (You make the...

Mexican Senate Passes #LeyTelecom Laws and Reforms

In Mexico, citizens are expressing their anger over the approval of the #LeyTelecom by the Senate. The law is now being discussed at the Congress.

A Local Serbian Politician Threatened on Facebook to Hit an Activist With a Shovel for Organizing Protests

An activist's call for protests and demands for better reconstruction efforts met online threats from a Serbian city official.

The More Things Change The More They Stay The Same In The Bahamas

After 41 years of independence, says Weblog Bahamas, it is “more than a bit ironic that…so many people are discussing the same issues…it's as if very little has changed.”

If You're an Artist in China Who Wants to Perform Abroad, Your Life Just Got More Complicated

China is targeting its arts groups' organised performances on foreign soil as part of a push for austerity.

Sparrows in China Died From Eating Too Much Rice? Chinese Netizens Are Skeptical

A large number of sparrows died after eating rice spilled on the ground from a shipment at a dock in Yichang city, Sichuan province. A local food security expert said...

Empowering Girls Through Sports in Bolivia

The blog El clavo en el zapato (The nail in the shoe) visited District 4 in El Alto, where the project “Niñas con altura” (Girls with height) is fostering the...

US and China's Strategic and Economic Dialogue

China File invited economist William Adams and Political Economy Professor from Peking University, Zha Daojiong, to comment on the upcoming high-level bilateral diplomatic exchange known as the Strategic and Economic...

Activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan Are Sharing Tools to Map and Live-Stream Protests

Two teams tested out tools from Taiwan during the July 1 rally in Hong Kong, which gathered a half a million people to protest for democracy and autonomy from China.

Budget Cuts Leave Barbados’ Health System Gasping for Air

Who in their right mind believed that a 35 million dollar cut to the health budget 2013 would not have adversely affected healthcare delivery in Barbados? Barbados Underground fears that...

Argentinian Footballer Ezequiel Lavezzi Has Quite the Following Among Women

The soccer star, also know as "Pocho," has won many female admirers at home in Argentina for his chiseled physique.

An Open Letter to Salvadoran Migrant Children

From El Salvador, Pablo Lüers writes an open letter to migrant children who have traveled on their own to the United States and who will be deported back to their...

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