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14 February 2013

Stories from 14 February 2013

North Korea's Nuclear Slap on the Chinese New Year

While the Chinese were celebrating their Lunar New Year, Pyongyang launched their third underground nuclear test just 100km away from their border with China. So far the Chinese government's response...

Bangladesh Unites at Shahbag for 42-Year-Old War Crimes

Drop by drop, the Shahbag intersection in Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka has become an ocean of people, demanding justice for the atrocities committed during the country's 1971 liberation war and...

Under Pressure, Spain Opens Door to Foreclosure Reform

The Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH), joined by an impressive social movement, fought for Congress to change mortgage legislation in Spain. In the end, the Popular Party bowed...

‘Follow the Pope's Lead,’ Brazil Tells Senate President

Brazilians reveling in the recent Carnival holiday called on newly elected Senate President Renan Calheiros, who is accused of corruption, to follow Pope Benedict XVI's example and resign. An online...

Dominica, Curacao: Carnival 2013

Trinidad & Tobago: Calypso Music

Caribbean: Valentine's Day is for Bloggers

Think you know what love is all about? A few regional bloggers use Valentine's Day as an opportunity to figure it out…

A Fantastic Comeback for Trinidad & Tobago Carnival

The International Soca Monarch Competition in Trinidad and Tobago is a major highlight of the country's Carnival festivities but this year it also served as a comeback for former winner...

Musicians Aim Fighting Words at the Gambia's Hardliner President

A popular music video featuring a group of artists taking aim at the president of the Gambia's tightening grip on the West African country has gone viral among Gambians home...

Peruvian Sol Turns 150

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