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Stories about Politics

16 September 2014

How a Vote for Scottish Independence Could Affect the Caribbean

How could something as seemingly remote as the issue of Scottish independence have an effect on Caribbean states? The long arm of colonial history connects more than you might think.

13 September 2014

A Group of University Students in Kyoto Want Japan, China and Korea to Just Be ‘Happy’

Relations between the three countries are often prickly because of territorial and historical disputes. A group of students made a 'Happy' video to promote a message of friendship.

10 September 2014

A Bomb Rocks the Santiago Subway, Inflaming Chilean Twitter

Online reactions to September 8 bombing of the Escuela Militar subway station in Santiago reveal the polarization of Chilean society.

A Uruguayan Politician Is Performing Feats of Strength in the Race for Presidency

Luis Lacalle Pou, who performs the human flag in every city he goes to, challenged his older opponent Tabaré Vázquez to imitate him.

Trinidad & Tobago's Parliament Passes Constitutional Reform, But Opponents Vow to Continue to Fight

"The Senate debates the Constitution Amendment Bill tomorrow and from tonight we’re going to be outside the Parliament keeping watch over what is left of our democracy."

9 September 2014

Will Kyrgyzstan's Winter Be a Blackout Again?

Since the beginning of summer the Kyrgyz government has been warning of coming electricity shortages. With autumn already here, many Kyrgyzstanis are anticipating the arrival of a cold, dark winter.

East Timor’s “Repressive” Media Law Declared Unconstitutional

Global Voices Advocacy

East Timor journalists and human rights groups scored partial victory when the Court of Appeal ruled that the Press Law passed by parliament last May is unconstitutional.

The Ukrainian Officer Tweeting from the Frontlines of the War in Donbas

RuNet Echo

Sergei Misyura, whose twitter account has over 15,000 followers, spent four months with the 72nd Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, fighting in the 'Anti-Terrorist Operation' (ATO) in Luhansk region.

Debating the Nature of Macedonia's Failing Political System

Political analysts, but also bloggers and social media users, have been debating Macedonia's backslide from democracy.

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