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5 July 2012

Stories from 5 July 2012

Chile: Homeless in Santiago

In Santiago, Chile, as in many other cities around the world, winter can be a deadly season for the homeless. Through photography, Demotix contributor Alejandro Rustom exposes the reality of...

Global: The World Talks Back to Nick Kristof

New York Times journalist Nick Kristof has found himself in a bit of hot water with the global blogosphere after two recent articles on Iran and Africa.

Armenia: Public Outcry Over Killing Tests Oligarch's Power

The controversial reign of Armenia's oligarchs might be challenged following the death of an army doctor at the hands of security guards at a restaurant owned by businessman, politician, and...

Singapore: Church Scandal Sparks Dissent

Leaders of Singapore's biggest church have been arrested for alleged misuse of funds. The reported luxurious lifestyle of the church founder and his pop singer wife has sparked intense debate...

China: Sparking the ‘Exile is Not Freedom’ Debate

Chen Guangcheng’s case has reopened a discussion about the pros and cons of exile. Will Chen lose support and influence if he leaves China? And will the Chinese government let...

India, Pakistan: Working Towards Thawing the Siachen Conflict?

On April 7, 2012, a deadly avalanche hit a Pakistani military camp in the Gayatri Sector, 30km west of the Siachen glacier, killing over 130 people, most of them military...

Tajikistan: Global Voices Puts Spotlight on Dushanbe Zoo

Peru: What They Didn't Tell You About Afro-Peruvians

On June 8, the cultural event “What they didn't tell you about Afro-Peruvians” took place at the National Afro-Peruvian Museum. The objective of the event was to make the Afro-Peruvian...

Colombia: One Night in a Cell

South Korea: Odd Sexual Harassment Ruling Gets Mocked Online

A local court’s ruling in a sexual harassment case has lead to numerous jokes and sarcastic comments amongst South Koreans on Twitter.

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