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Crisis sparks child  poverty in  Europe August 3, 2015 04:46

Crisis sparks child poverty in Europe

One of the most serious and worrying consequences of the current economic crisis in Europe is that levels of poverty have shot up, affecting [...]
 
Beauty: the obsession of the Asian woman August 2, 2015 12:00

Beauty: the obsession of the Asian woman

One in every five South Korean women turns to cosmetic surgery in an attempt to conform to beauty conventions imposed by the environment in [...]
 
Panama: The “indignados” indigenous of Barro Blanco July 27, 2015 08:42

Panama: The “indignados” indigenous of Barro Blanco

The protests of the Ngäbe Buglé people have been happening every day and have finally managed to draw the attention of the media and [...]
 
 
Noise and the city July 27, 2015 02:54

Noise and the city

The usual image of the city is a place of noise, a cacophony of sound, an aural assault on our ears, preventing us from [...]
 
African children: spoils for torture, abuse, sex and death July 20, 2015 18:11

African children: spoils for torture, abuse, sex and death

Every year in Africa, groups of children are taken captive by armed groups in search of media attention, to strengthen their respective trading portfolios, [...]
 
Everything you ever wanted to know (but never dared ask) about vasectomies July 12, 2015 21:59

Everything you ever wanted to know (but never dared ask) about vasectomies

A vasectomy is a common surgical procedure used to bring a halt to a couple’s fertility.   José A. de la Osa   A [...]
 
 
Media, women & stereotypes July 6, 2015 15:11

Media, women & stereotypes

Despite progress in issues of gender equality, there is still a serious question about the stereotypical image of women in mass media on a [...]
 
Those red eyes… July 6, 2015 13:23

Those red eyes…

…are the result of conjunctivitis: an illness to which we do not develop immunity, which occurs worldwide and which can be truly nightmarish and [...]
 
Anne Frank’s fears June 29, 2015 23:55

Anne Frank’s fears

In a short and tumultuous life, Anne Frank, a German girl, was born in 1929 and upon turning 12-years-old received a diary from her [...]
 
 
Cancer: everything is not lost June 6, 2015 23:26

Cancer: everything is not lost

The illness which kills more people each year than HIV-AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis combined is not only a story that fills dark headlines, but [...]
 
Football and Cinema in the Berlin Stadium June 1, 2015 23:22

Football and Cinema in the Berlin Stadium

When sport and art join forces they are capable of moving people at surprising levels, and it is something like this that is expected [...]
 
Monserrate… from top to bottom… May 24, 2015 23:16

Monserrate… from top to bottom…

Visible throughout the city, the mountain of Monserrate, is the city’s highest peak and an amazing natural vantage point, where locals and visitors alike [...]
 
 
Amazon: war in Paradise (II) April 26, 2015 02:31

Amazon: war in Paradise (II)

According to the Brazilian Pastoral Land Commission 325 people have been murdered in the last 10 years since the US nun Dorothy Stang was [...]
 
Nature lives without us, but we can’t live without it April 20, 2015 19:24

Nature lives without us, but we can’t live without it

The Panamanian Wounaan have a special relationship with rivers, and they build their villages right where they meet the tides for the good spirits [...]
 
No one can reveal a myth if they don’t carry it inside them April 20, 2015 18:27

No one can reveal a myth if they don’t carry it inside them

‘Mitecans’, inhabitants of the south-eastern town of Asunción Mita, are very helpful, happy and are pleased to tell anecdotes that seem to have come [...]
 
 
 

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