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12 December 2014

Stories from 12 December 2014

The Ruble May Be Falling, But Russian Memes Are Soaring

RuNet Echo

Amid growing anxiety about Russia’s currency and economy, RuNet Echo has collected several of the most popular and amusing examples of “ruble memes” on Russian Twitter.

Latin America Tweets to End Violence Against Women

Using the hashtags #HeForShe, #DiaNoViolenciaContraLaMujer (#NoViolenceAgainstWomenDay), #PorLasMujeres (#ForTheWomen), and #NiConElPetaloDeUnaRosa (#NotEvenWithThePetalOfARose), Twitter users joined the campaign.

Brazil Plans to Help Other Countries Fight Amazon Deforestation

The Brazilian government announced a plan during COP 20 in Lima, Peru, to implement monitoring systems in the other Amazon countries.

Online Entrepreneurship: Interview With Ana Bizarro from ‘Acción Alegría’

What is Sinology?

New Distribution of Colonies and Native Nations in Mexico City

Argentinan Slums’ Identity Crisis

Argentina's shantytowns are in an identity crisis. These communities could soon be getting some help, however, now that the government might make October 7 "Slum Identity Day."

Lima Offers a Space for Reflection on Climate Change With the People's Summit

Booted From Occupy Central, Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protesters Take on New Battlefields

Until the promise of genuine democracy is fulfilled, pro-democracy advocates say they won't back down.

For Peru, Greenpeace Pulled an Unforgivable Stunt at Their 1,500 Year-old Nazca Lines Site

A message left by Greenpeace at the site of the historic Nazca Lines to be seen by leaders gathering at UN climate talks in Peru has sparked wide outrage.

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