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2 May 2014

Stories from 2 May 2014

Bocas Literary Festival Showcases Caribbean Literature

The 2014 NGC Bocas LitFest in Trinidad and Tobago has closed to rave reviews on social media about the "great things" the event is doing to promote Caribbean literature.

Laundering the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

RuNet Echo

The Kremlin might project its power into Ukraine’s mainland by encouraging, and perhaps arming, Crimean militia. In theory, Moscow might succeed in “laundering” an armed intervention in this way.

High Presence of Walmart and Walgreens in Puerto Rico

Protest against Goods and Services Tax Became Malaysia’s Biggest May Day Rally

Tens of thousands in Malaysia joined the May Day rally organized by the opposition to oppose the Goods and Services Tax which the government will start collecting next year.

Cuban Music Legend of “Los Van Van” Juan Formell Dies

#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerians Demand Release of 200 Abducted Girls

People are mobilizing under the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls to pressure the government to do more to find more than 200 teen girls kidnapped by jihadist group Boko Haram.

Who's a “Mirrey”? Spotting Glamour and Excess in Mexico

A look into the "mirrey" style that many Mexicans hold (or yearn for). It is an evidence of the social discrimination that exists in Mexico.

GV Face: Too “Asian” to Evacuate? South Korea's Ferry Tragedy and Culture Blaming

GV Face

Stubborn stereotypes about South Koreans prevail in much of the reporting on a capsized ferry that led to the deaths of more than 200 young people. Were they too "obedient"?

Nigeria: A Campaign to #Bringourgirlsback

Russian Internet on the Way to Pyongyang

RuNet Echo

Starting on August 1, 2014 all distributors of online content will be required to physically store 6 months worth of user data in Russia.

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