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Why Is the Biggest Sugar Mill in Western Cuba Economically and Environmentally Inefficient?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:10:57 +0000

For years, the biggest sugar mill in Western Cuba has had the worst harvest.


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Indigenous Nepali Language With Only Two Fluent Speakers Sees Pages of Hope in Newly Launched Dictionary

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:42:34 +0000

Kusunda, a dying language of Nepal with only a few speakers, gets a new book containing the history and culture of the endangered tribe which will help save the language.


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Register Now for the Global Voices Summit 2017: December 2-3 in Colombo, Sri Lanka!

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:14:06 +0000

TheGV Summit 2017 is open for registration! Join us in Colombo to discuss the evolving state of the open Internet, online civic movements and human rights in the digital age.


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Global NGOs Call for the Release of Cambodian Land Rights Activist Tep Vanny

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 02:22:39 +0000

“Even though I am in jail, I am handcuffed and I am wearing prison uniform, the reality is that I am forever innocent.”


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Three Generations of Jamaican Textile Artists Reflect Strong Women's Voices

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:26:19 +0000

“Unresolved injustices are not acceptable […] With this exhibition, I chose to focus on creating a space for healing, of sanctuaries for those to whom justice has been unrequited.”


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A Viral Rap Battle Has Everyone in Russia—Including Business Journalists and Politicians—Talking

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:46:43 +0000

Even opposition leader Alexey Navalny weighed in, saying despite the profanity, the raps are "100 times more cultural than any comedy show or song contest you see on state television."


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Family Farmers in Paraguay Facing Debt Crisis Demand Government Accountability

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:51:57 +0000

Thousands of farmers have been marching for over a month, demanding a government response to the crisis threatening to destroy family farming as a viable economic model.


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Reformist Members of Iran's Parliament Push to Free Green Movement Leaders Under House Arrest

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:30:48 +0000

Reformist members of Iran’s Parliament have established the Committee to Seek an End to House Arrests following the recent hospitalization of 79-year-old political opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi.


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‘Dagdag Gastos’ Calculator Debunks Philippine Government Claim That Tax Reform Will Benefit the Poor

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:27:22 +0000

"Ultimately, more Filipino families will have to shoulder added expenses to their already gravely inadequate incomes."


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Tata Genaro Ramírez: The Farmer Who Revived the Nawat Language in El Salvador

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 19:21:21 +0000

Genaro inspired a new generation of Náhuat teachers, he launched the enthusiasm for the documentation of the language, broke taboos, and made the language known in El Salvador.


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2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Winner Trinidadian Ingrid Persaud Talks Writing

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:33:44 +0000

"When you are not writing, you should be reading. Writers are never off duty."


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On Anniversary of Nagasaki Bombing, Japanese Government Criticized For Refusing to Sign Ban on Nuclear Weapons

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 12:11:59 +0000

“Whose country are you leader of anyway?” — a representative of survivors of the 1945 bombing lashes out at Prime Minister Abe Shinzo


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China’s Taobao Faces Storm For Selling Personalised Messages Delivered by African Children

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 06:41:29 +0000

"Disgraceful! Taobao should put an end to these shops and investigate vendors for false advertising and malicious anti-black racism!"


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Jamaica Police Review Absolves Officers in Tivoli Gardens Incursion

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:48:09 +0000

The Jamaican Constabulary Force's assessment of its actions during the 2010 state of emergency is being interpreted as "defensive and dismissive in a manner that is not appropriate or useful."


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Thailand's Broadcasting Authority Suspends TV Network That Called Junta Leader a Dictator

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 17:50:58 +0000

"The order punishes the entire station including all programs regardless of content, and all personnel regardless of role."


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