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5 November 2014

Stories from 5 November 2014

Druze Leader Walid Joumbulatt Takes to Twitter

‘When I Think of Trinidad, I See It in Technicolor': A New Music-Theatre Work Takes the Stage

Global Voices continues its conversation with the show's librettist, Caitlyn Kamminga, and its composer, Dominique Le Gendre.

Uzbekistan's Controversial Cotton Harvest ‘Feeds the Regime, not Citizens’

Another violent and exploitative cotton season wraps up in Uzbekistan. The harvest's front line, from teachers and schoolchildren to doctors and nurses, will be the last to see the profits.

Tunisian Election Paves the Way for a Brave New Future of Plural Democracy

The Bridge

A high turnout, a relatively trouble-free vote and the candidates' acceptance of the results of Tunisia's October 26 election signal the country's maturing as a democracy.

Are Employee Transportation Allowances the Cause of Japan's Commuter Hell?

Many employers in Japan's affluent and densely populated Pacific Seaboard axis stretching between Tokyo and Osaka subsidize the substantial cost of train and bus tickets for regular, full-time employees.

The Internet Economy In Russia Is Slowing Down, Hampered by Crisis and Hostile Laws

RuNet Echo

Although Russia’s Internet economy appears to be growing, a close look at recent trends suggests that it's slowing down under the weight of the country’s economic crisis and draconian legislation.

Thai Coup Leader Wants Reporters to Forget the Former Prime Minister

Thailand's new military leader, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, is asking the media not to report about the movements of Thailand's erstwhile heads of state.

Mayor and Wife Suspected in Missing Students Case Arrested in Mexico City

Those responsible for the Ayotzinapa crimes have been identified as José Luis Abarca and María de los Ángeles Pineda, both of whom were arrested in Mexico City.

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