Stories from 31 May 2016
Turkey's President and the ‘Treason’ of Family Planning
He is done with abortion, now its birth control and population planning. Next in line: how many times a night we can have sex, God willing.
Four Years and an Impeached President Later, Paraguay's Curuguaty Massacre Is Still in the Shadows
"The Curuguaty massacre can be seen as an event orchestrated to feed the trial and the parliamentary coup against Fernando Lugo’s government."
Hindu Religious Leader Tells Child Marriage Critics in Trinidad & Tobago to ‘Mind Your Own Damn Business’
"That’s exactly the sort of idea that, if you let bounce around in your head for a bit, leads to an aneurysm."
When Immigrants in Spain Can't Find Work, Some Resort to Selling Beer on the Street
"I don’t like selling beer because I have no job, but I need the money for sending [home to my family]."
Some in Trinidad & Tobago Are Royally Sceptical of the Tourism Ministry’s Soca Cruise Idea
One Facebook user called the plan a "Ship of Fools", while another wondered, "An investment has returns. What are the returns on this shit?"
‘It's Not a Compliment’ Campaign in Guyana Uses Personal Stories to Fight Street Harassment
"I think respect for women is vital and it starts with everyday interactions."
Mexico and the World Meet at the Festival of Friendly Cultures
More than 90 nations are converging at Mexico City's Zócalo. France is the special guest country.
Farewell to Holly Betaudier, a Man Who Dedicated His Life to Promoting Trinidad & Tobago's Cultural Diversity
"He created the bridge between successive generations and offered [...] the experiences of many of our early artists who painted the tapestry of life in Trinidad and Tobago!"
Professor and Political Pundit Kidnapped and Shot in Mozambique’s Capital
Expressing opinions about political life is an increasingly dangerous activity in Mozambique. Yet another academic, José Jaime Macuane, has been kidnapped and shot—but thankfully not killed—in the streets of Maputo.
Europe Expects Big Progress From Angola Following Prisoner’s Liberation
The liberation of the Angolan activist, Marcos Mavungo, could be the start of the Angolan government respecting human rights, says an EU spokesperson.