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10 July 2014

Stories from 10 July 2014

Recycling Fashion

  10 July 2014

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 recycling our used clothes: Durante años, he ido acumulando ropa que no usaba. La iba dejando en el montón de...

Bangladeshi Sex Workers Take Cow Steroids To Mask Their Real Age

  10 July 2014

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 Hossain explains why they use this drug: This medicine meant to fatten cows has become the preferred drug among the...

Empowering Girls Through Sports in Bolivia

  10 July 2014

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 participation of high school girls in sports. It's funded by the Inter-American Development Bank and the foundation Save The Children:...

US and China's Strategic and Economic Dialogue

  10 July 2014

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 Dialogue between the U.S. and China.

Budget Cuts Leave Barbados’ Health System Gasping for Air

  10 July 2014

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 the primary medical facility in the country, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, is on its death bed.

An Open Letter to Salvadoran Migrant Children

  10 July 2014

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 countries: Ustedes aquí en El Salvador y en su pueblo o barrio, se van a encontrar de vuelta con cada...

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