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4 March 2014

Stories from 4 March 2014

Kazakhstan: Devaluation, Demonstrations, and Lacy Underwear

"I came out in my last pair of lacy panties, which will be banned in our country as of July 2014."

“Hands Off Russian-Language Press” in Tajikistan

Is Russian-language print media in Tajikistan a "threat" or is it "under threat"?

Venezuelan TV Station Didn't Air Oscars for the First Time in 39 Years

Mexicans Triumph at the Academy Awards

Alfonso Cuarón and “Chivo” Lubezki won big at the 86th Academy Awards.

7 Nepali Women, 7 Summits in 7 Continents, 1 Mission

A group of young Nepali women are creating history in mountaineering. Their mission, to climb the highest peak in each of the seven continents. Five completed, two to go.

Code Pink's Medea Benjamin Brutally Arrested by Egyptian Police

Famous US Peace activist and co-founder of Code Pink Medea Benjamin was detained and violently handcuffed without explanation by the Egyptian police, breaking her arm. She tweets her ordeal.

Video: Distributing Food in Yarmouk Camp-Syria

VIDEO: A “Waiting House” for Pregnant Women in Peru

The Peruvian Left Weighs in on Venezuelan Protests

The Peruvian left is being challenged in regards to its position on protests in Venezuela. Is it a modern left? Does it support Maduro's government? The answers are not simple.

Singer Rubén Blades and President Maduro Exchange Words Over Venezuela

A recent publication by the popular Panamanian singer-songwriter Rubén Blades on the subject of the protests in Venezuela has given rise to controversy.

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