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Greg Ahlswede

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12 June 2012

Colombia: Conflicting Reactions Following Release of French Journalist Roméo Langlois

The French journalist Roméo Langlois was released on May 30, after having been held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for a month. The journalist's statements after his...

18 May 2012

Spain: 12M, a Ray of Sun in the Midst of the Crisis

On the 12th of May (12M), the Indignado movement demonstrated not only that it is alive and well, but that it continues to have strong social support. The square "Puerta...

10 May 2012

Spain: #NoMoreEuros for Bankia

The web in Spain has been seething since it was reported that the government is preparing a plan to inject public money into Bankia, the fourth largest bank in the...

26 April 2012

Peru: The Festival of the Peruvian Cajon

The Peruvian Cajon is a very commonly used instrument in Afro-Peruvian music and Peruvian music in general. The fifth anniversary of the Cajon Festival took place this year and it...

7 April 2012

Colombia: “Lend Your Leg” Campaign Raises Awareness about Antipersonnel Mines

On April 4 the "International Day for Mine Awareness" took place as part of Lend Your Leg. During the day netizens shared opinions on Twitter on what this harsh truth...

6 April 2012

Argentina: The Price of the Popular Yerba Mate Goes Up

Mate is a deep-rooted tradition in Argentina that begins in adolescence and continues on through adulthood. A price increase in the yerba mate (the leaf used to make the beverage)...

26 March 2012

Puerto Rico: “National Day of Salsa” in the Conservatory

The Puerto Rican Conservatory of Music joins the National Day of Salsa celebration in the island. This year, the singer Cheo Feliciano and the singer and trumpet player Jerry Medina...

18 March 2012

Puerto Rico: The New Greece?

The financial analyst Cate Long, in her blog on Reuters.com, highlights the similarities between Greece's and Puerto Rico's economies. Her column became a target of attacks by the governor of...

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