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12 July 2014

Stories from 12 July 2014

A Plea to Pope Francis to Take Action Against African Dictators

Indians Say Goodbye To Orkut, Reluctantly

Argentina Relished Rival Brazil's Loss to Germany So Much That Even This Military Band Got In on the Gloating

The Alto Peru Mounted Fanfare Band played a song during Independence Day parades with remixed lyrics taunting Brazil for a loss against Argentina in the 1990 World Cup.

Argentina Beats the Netherlands, Heads to the World Cup Final Against Germany

Argentina last made it to the World Cup final in 1990 and lost to West Germany, making Sunday's final against Germany a rematch 24 years in the making.

A Summer Reading List from Global Voices French-Language Contributors

Need some summer reading material? Here's a reading list of mostly Francophone authors recommended by the GV community.

His Country Has Never Made it to the World Cup, But Uzbekistan's Ravshan Irmatov is a FIFA Legend

Uzbek football referee Ravshan Irmatov may not be as well-known internationally as Cristiano Ronaldo, but his record at World Cups is decidedly better.

Nobody Should Be a Number: Names of Those Killed in Gaza

Reflections From a Chronic Pedestrian

Chinese Women Protest Against the World Cup

Embarrassing Encounters With Foreigners Who Understand Chinese

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