Meet Mexico's New Youth Movement: The #YoSoy132 →
We’re now less than two weeks away from Mexico’s presidential election, and at this point, few people would have expected that the otherwise unsurprising democratic process of voting would be accompanied by scenes of rabble-rousing students chanting and singing along with mariachi bands outside the studios of Mexico’s leading television network. These scenes, part of a nascent student movement...
UN official says Syria in state of civil war -... →
s4mmich: The head of the United Nations’ peacekeeping operations has said that the situation in Syria now amounts to a full-scale civil war as witnesses on the ground described fresh shelling on Homs and heavy fighting in other cities. “Yes, I think we can say that,” Herve Ladsous, the head of the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations, told reporters in New York on Tuesday, when...
Ex president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak gets life in... →
s4mmich: The 84-year-old is the first former leader to be tried in person since the start of the Arab Spring in early 2011. I don’t know why I hadn’t posted this sooner.