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6 August 2012

Daily archive · 16 posts

Stories from 6 August 2012

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Brazil: Will the Pioneering Internet Bill of Rights Pass?

The Marco Civil, a “bill of rights” for Internet users proposed in Brazil, will come to a vote on August 8. While the majority of the community seems to support...

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Video: ‘Human Rights Now!’ Campaign Launched in Costa Rica

Last Friday, August 3, the group Citizens for Human Rights launched the campaign "Human Rights Now!", in which different Costa Rican personalities call for the need for the State to...

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Afghanistan: Girl's Murder Sparks Anger and Protests

Shakila, a 16-year-old girl, was reportedly raped and murdered by a powerful politician in Afghanistan's Bamyan province some six months ago. Although the politician's supporters claim that Shakila took her...

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Venezuela: Fencing Win Brings First Gold Medal in 44 years

Venezuela enthusiastically celebrated their first Olympic gold since 1968 as Rubén Limardo won a gold medal in fencing at the London 2012 Games. One blogger commented: "Known around the world...

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Video: Dreaming of the Olympics in Colombia

The short film "Speed" by student Esteban Barros from Barranquilla, Colombia, shows an Olympic hopeful's dream of competing in the Olympics. Will hard effort, good results and perseverance be enough...

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Team GB's Super Saturday at London 2012 Olympics

After a slow start at the Olympic Games in London, on Saturday 4 August, the host nation's team (popularly known as #TeamGB) achieved some of its greatest victories in a...

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Egypt: Celebrating Curiosity and the Man of Mars – Dr Essam Heggy

Egyptians watching Curiosity are celebrating the work and life of NASA researcher Dr Essam Mohamed Heggy, a planetary scientist who is a member of the science team involved in the...

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Jamaica: 50th Celebrations Enhanced by Olympic Performance

Today, Jamaica celebrates 50 years of independence from Great Britain - and thanks to the incredible performance of the country's track and field athletes at this year's Olympic Games, netizens...

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Mexico: Ranchera Singer Chavela Vargas Dies

Ranchera singer Chavela Vargas, born in Costa Rica but of Mexican nationality, died on the afternoon of August 5 after respiratory arrest at the age of 93. After learning the...

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Colombia: Outrage Over Councilman's Racist Comment

Colombian netizens are outraged after a Bogotá councilman used a racist expression to call for order during a debate. Here is a sample of some reactions after a video of...

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