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21.11.2020

After back-to-back typhoons, Filipinos criticize President Duterte’s absence from public eye

After back-to-back typhoons, Filipinos criticize President Duterte’s absence from public eye

A hashtag calling for Duterte’s ouster also trended on Twitter #NasaanAngPangulo (‘Where is the President?’) began trending on Twitter as Filipinos criticized President Rodrigo Duterte’s absence from the public eye and a lack of government relief efforts following two successive typhoons which hit the Philippines starting on November 1. Typhoon… »

18.11.2020

Moldovans elect their first female president

Moldovans elect their first female president

Maia Sandu beat Igor Dodon in Sunday’s runoff vote Maia Sandu is set to become Moldova’s first female president after winning a landslide victory in Sunday’s election. According to preliminary figures from Moldova’s Central Electoral Commission (CEC), Sandu took 57.7 percent of the vote compared to 42.3 percent for… »

14.11.2020

Spain’s official linguistic institution steps back from gender-neutral pronoun

Spain’s official linguistic institution steps back from gender-neutral pronoun

The institution added and removed the pronoun from new portal The Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), a cultural institution dedicated to the linguistic regulation of the Spanish-speaking world, inaugurated the “Observatory of Words” portal on October 27. The portal is a provisional collection of terms and expressions that do not… »

05.11.2020

Mexican lawmakers approve same-sex marriage in the State of Puebla

Mexican lawmakers approve same-sex marriage in the State of Puebla

The live congressional video had nearly 20K views On November 3, Puebla became the 19th Mexican state to recognize same-sex marriage in the country. 31 congresspeople out of 39 raised their hand to pass the legislation under the gaze of nearly 20,000 viewers on Facebook Live and Periscope. The meeting… »

27.10.2020

After three months of anti-government protests in Bulgaria, what’s at stake?

After three months of anti-government protests in Bulgaria, what’s at stake?

The evenings in Sofia’s Independence Square have been noisier than usual this summer. Crowds have been gathering at this spot in front of the parliament since early July. “Ostavka,” they chant; it means “resignation” in Bulgarian. What started as outrage at a prominent politician who treated a public beach as… »

19.10.2020

Facebook to include Holocaust denial in its definition of banned hate speech

Facebook to include Holocaust denial in its definition of banned hate speech

Written by Metamorphosis Foundation Decision to change is based on increase of racist violence worldwide This story was originally published by Meta.mk. An edited version is republished here via a content-sharing agreement between Global Voices and Metamorphosis Foundation. Facebook is changing its rules to include Holocaust… »

17.10.2020

Argentines campaign for laws protecting the environment on Twitter

Argentines campaign for laws protecting the environment on Twitter

Wildfires have been raging in central and northern Argentina for months where more than 400,000 hectares (988,422 acres), comparable in size to more than 560,000 soccer fields, have burned to date. According to the latest data from the National Fire Management Service, thirteen of Argentina’s twenty-three provinces are affected, with a consequential loss… »

11.10.2020

The Mexican indigenous artists who are defying labels and stereotypes

The Mexican indigenous artists who are defying labels and stereotypes

We are sharing our visual libraries to inspire future generations of illustrators My name is Isela Xospa and I am a freelance illustrator and editor. The graphic design project that I am developing is the result of a personal journey to find ways of asserting my indigenous identity in a… »

03.10.2020

Artists from around the world bid farewell to the creator of Mafalda

Artists from around the world bid farewell to the creator of Mafalda

Mafalda is an iconic Spanish-language comic strip character On September 30, 88-year-old award winning Argentine cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón passed away. He is better known as Quino, the creator of the famous comic strip character Mafalda—the revolutionary, feminist, environmentalist and humanist girl who conquered the hearts of several generations. Quino’s death… »

30.09.2020

After documenting land grabs in their reserve, 18 indigenous and black leaders detained in Nicaragua

After documenting land grabs in their reserve, 18 indigenous and black leaders detained in Nicaragua

The president of the autonomous indigenous government is still detained Princess Barberena, a black Kriol environmental and feminist activist from Nicaragua has been detained by Nicaraguan soldiers on September 27, along with Kriol forest ranger Roger Joseph and 16 other black and indigenous leaders, lawyers, and forest rangers from the indigenous… »

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