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Eleanor Staniforth

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22 November 2014

Dream Trip Around the World Becomes a Nightmare for an American Tourist in East Timor

American Stacey Addison is detained in a prison in East Timor, located between Indonesia and Australia. The tourist was arrested after sharing a taxi with a passenger carrying drugs.

9 September 2014

How a Group of Squatters Convinced Brazilian Authorities to Seize a Vacant Building for Public Housing

Over the years, the building changed owners but remained empty. The National Movement to Fight for Housing has organized various occupations of the building over the years.

28 March 2014

How Police Have Turned Rio de Janeiro's Maré Favela Into a Battlefield

Thirteen residents of Maré, the largest favela complex in Rio de Janeiro, died during a police operation there in June 2013.

4 March 2014

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.

14 February 2014

“They Didn't Drown. They Were Murdered!” Immigrant Deaths in Ceuta, Spain

The Civil Guard has been condemned by immigrants and civil society organisations alike that argue that the security forces failed to assist the immigrants at sea or alert the coastguard...

7 February 2014

Uruguayan ‘Asado', Much More Than Just a Barbecue

No-one, or almost no-one, prepares an 'asado' (barbecue) for themselves alone. The 'asado' is a reason to meet, an excuse for a get-together, to bring together those who are separated.

30 January 2014

The Cost of Living in Rio de Janeiro Is Too Damn High

In Rio de Janeiro, you'll pay 72 reals (30 US dollars) for chicken stroganoff or 43 reals (18.20 US dollars) for a green salad. Residents have had enough.

26 January 2014

Brazil's Evolving Relationship With Refugees

The number of refugees accepted into Brazil practically tripled from 2012 to 2013.

14 January 2014

How Online Platforms Are Working to Save Angola's Languages

There are an estimated 37 languages and 50 dialects in Angola, and almost 8.5 million Angolans only speak national languages that aren't featured in any education or social programs.

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