Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

1 May 2015

Stories from 1 May 2015

Social Networks Help Take Down a Peg Mexico's Most Privileged

Global Voices looks at how social media campaigns are helping to shame affluent Mexicans for rude behavior that insults and sometimes even injures ordinary citizens.

Baltimore Riots Remind Caribbean Diaspora That #Black Lives Matter

The riots in Baltimore is the latest chapter of a seemingly endless story of police aggression towards young black men in the US.

The Troubling State of Abortion Rights in Ecuador

Filipino Workers’ Lives in Paintings by Antipas ‘Biboy’ Delotavo

A visual artist exposes the troubling impact of poverty, oppression, colonialism, and injustice in the Philippines.

How a Russian Journalist Ruined a Chechen Wedding

RuNet Echo

How an independent Russian journalist averted the forced marriage of a 17-year-old Chechen girl to a high-ranking, 57-year-old police official.

Russia's Democratic Opposition Is Trying to Unite and the Road Ahead Is Bumpy

RuNet Echo

Two of Russia’s leading opposition parties recently announced the formation a "democratic alliance" with plans to run on a joint ticket in upcoming regional and national elections.

Police Violently Crack Down on Protesting Teachers in Brazil

A local newspaper reports 213 people were injured. The Paraná state government, however, claims only 160 were hurt.

Turkmenistan Singer Gives Apple a Sales Boost

Once you hear this Central Asian ode to the iPhone, you won't be able to un-hear it.