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27 May 2014

Stories from 27 May 2014

Remembering the Lima Football Tragedy, 50 Years On

On May 24, 1964, 300 people were killed at the Lima National Stadium as a crowd fleeing tear gas were crushed against the close doors of the sports venue.

Ukraine War in Real Time

RuNet Echo

Last Friday Ukrainian violence became even more viscerally evident on the Facebook account of one of the cyber-punk, post-state, viral-citizen-armies operating in the region.

“Why Edward Snowden Wishes He'd Sought Asylum in Poland”

Edward Snowden's name echoes once again through an irreverent advertising campaign.

Creating Biogas from Water Hyacinth

Driven by Facebook Rumors, Violent Mob Murders Brazilian Woman

A police sketch posted on Facebook and a vicious online rumor ended with the lynching death of a 33-year-old housewife.

Macau: 3,000 Surround Legislative Council To Stop the “Bill of Greeds”

Brazilian Colonel Found Dead A Month After Confessing to Torture

Paulo Malhães, a 76 year-old retired officer, was killed at his home in April. In March, he admitted torturing and murdering people during the country’s dark dictatorship period.

Guatemala: Violent Eviction of the La Puya Peaceful Mining Resistance

Jamaica Blog Day: Environment or Development?

Development at the expense of the environment is a hot topic as Jamaica tries to find ways to ensure economic viability...but must it be an either/or proposition?

Should the Family and Friends of Terrorists in China Be Punished Too?

Some Chinese are calling for the use of “lianzuo”, a form of collective punishment, for acts of terrorism in the wake of the latest attack that left 39 people dead.

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