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20 December 2014

Navalny Protest Rally Facebook Event Page Blocked in Russia

RuNet Echo

Just one day after supporters of Putin critic Alexey Navalny set up a Facebook event page for a protest rally in his support, the page has been blocked in Russia.

Is A Citizens’ Awakening The Cure For Mexico's “Cancer”?

The Bridge

Recent protest activity on the part of Mexicans may be the beginnings of a cure for the "cancer that’s eating Mexico from the inside," writes Robert Valencia.

Some of Miami's Cuban exiles Are Disgruntled at Obama's New Approach to Cuba

Our author, Robert Valencia, is in Miami, home to the largest community of people of Cuban descent residing outside of Cuba.

Harrowing Tohoku Tsunami Stories, Translated Into English

The Kahoku Shimpo, a major newspaper in Tohoku, is publishing English translations of its unique first-hand accounts of the March 11, 2011 "triple disaster" with the help of Harvard University.

Mexican Soap Opera's Gay Couple Thrown Back into the Closet on Brazilian TV

Brazilian SBT channel has cut out scenes and changed dialogue in its rebroadcast of the Mexican telenovela “Sortilegio” in order to hide the romantic relationship between two male characters.

#Ferguson Killing Inspires Street Art Throughout the US

A new wave of art with messages of justice have flooded Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

19 December 2014

Washington's $60 Million for Russian Democracy Promotion Is ‘Essentially a Recommendation’

RuNet Echo

A source in Washington says, “The authorization language is essentially a recommendation, and we’re not expecting it to result in any new appropriations for Russian media or civil society.”

Thousands to Attend Unsanctioned Protest Outside Kremlin Against Putin-Critic's Verdict

RuNet Echo

Whether it takes place on January 14 or 15, the demonstration promises a conflict with Moscow police, as its organizer isn’t planning to ask the government's permission.

Is India Ready for the ‘Big Time’ in World Sports?

When it comes to many world sports, India is considered a "sleeping giant". As the nation expands its presence in football and tennis, interest in the "giant" is rising.

A High-Rise Condo Tower Is Photobombing the Philippines’ National Hero

The 49-storey Torre de Manila has been dubbed the "Terror de Manila" by critics for allegedly ruining the view of the Rizal monument in Luneta Park.

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