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31 March 2012

Stories from 31 March 2012

Slovakia: Paying More Due to Corruption in the Area of State Tenders

Tibor Blazko highlights the ongoing public debate on corruption in the area of state tenders in Slovakia.

Bolivia: The Wandering Hands of the Santa Cruz Mayor

Santa Cruz Mayor Percy Fernández is in hot water because of his apparent inappropriate touching of city council member Desirée Bravo, which was caught on tape by the media during...

India: Arresting Tibetan Activists

Puerto Rico: A Small and Modest Art Blog

Puerto Rico: Youth, Facebook, and News

Puerto Rico: “He Leaves at Last”

Spain: The Faces of the Young and Unemployed 51%

Iran: Earth Hour celebrated in Tehran

Brazil: “Kilombos”, Stories of Slaves Bridging Three Continents

In this article, we make a secular journey across three continents with 'Kilombos', a documentary released in March in Portugal, which "transports us through the oral history of the African...

Zambia: Can Barotseland ‘Seccession’ Hold?

South Sudan may hold the record as the newest nation in the world but this may no longer hold if the developing situation in Zambia in which advocates of an...

South Asia: Every Day Is Earth Hour for Us

Today many countries of the world are observing Earth Hour, an event to make people aware of the climate change by turning off their non-essential lights for one hour. Millions...

Bulgaria: Students Protest Teacher's Dismissal

Chile: Open Letter to Daniel Zamudio Goes Viral

Mexico: One Year After Birth of “Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity”

Mexicans speak out about the first anniversary of the beginning of the “Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity,” which is related to the death of activist and former poet...

Georgia: Tongue-in-cheek development forecast

Philippines: Petition Against Magnetite Mining

East Timor: Early Warning Early Response Mapping System

Myanmar: Responsible Tourism

Human Rights Mapping in Cambodia

Human rights advocates in Cambodia have been using online maps to document, monitor, and expose human rights violations across the country. Some of the maps track land conflicts, media killings,...

India: Is God Now An Industry?

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