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6 May 2014

Stories from 6 May 2014

What the Caribbean Should Learn from Dana Seetahal

It's Not Easy Being Black in Cuba

Universal Values, Foreign Money: Local Human Rights Organizations in the Global South

Despite local support, human rights organizations in the Global South depend on foreign funds. To better access local resource pools, LHROs will have to rethink strategies, perhaps reconsider some activities.

Bolivia's Internet at a Snail's Pace

Specter of China Loomed Over Obama's Asian Tour

Many interpreted the U.S. president's actions on his much-ballyhooed "pivot to Asia" as a not-so-subtle message to China.

As Political Crisis Deepens, Thailand to Hold Another Election in July

Because of the failure of the February polls to solve Thailand's political crisis, a new election is set on July 20. But will the opposition boycott it again?

Australia: Casino Tsar in Bondi Beach Boardwalk Brawl

A very public brawl in a Sydney street between Casino magnate James Packer and old friend Nine Network CEO David Gyngell has been captured in photos and video.

The Pakistani Blogger Who Couldn't Walk But Inspired Others to Run

Sarmad Tariq never let his paralysis stop him from traveling the world as a motivational speaker and marathon athlete. He died April 30 at age 38 in Pakistan.

South Korea: Stunning Sand Animation Video about Ferry Disaster

Jamaica: Let's Get Together and Feel…Miserable?

A country ranking by The Cato Institute based on the misery index has listed Jamaica, the land where everything is "irie", as the 5th most miserable country in the world.

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