Playing Telecom Monopoly

Carlos Slim Helu is the richest man in the world. He owns almost all telecom companies (and a lot of other big chains) in South America. After buying his Carso

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Christmas in China: from holy day to holiday

Giant Christmas trees, jingle bells playing in every store and children running around to see a glimpse of Santa Claus. Walking through any commercial district in China’s larger cities you

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Forced sterilization: Transgender reality in Europe

In Sweden an attempt to reform a law prescribing forced sterilization in case of a gender update on ID cards failed earlier this year. There is a happy and excited

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Ethical Traveling

Traveling to Myanmar – can the ethical traveller square that with his or her conscience? Until relatively recently the answer would have certainly been negative, but things are starting to

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A Grave Story

“All the gravestones offered were dates, something to serve as mere parentheses around what really happened in a person’s life’’ – Roy MacGregor See that gravestone above this article? It

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The Worldwide Symbol of Rebellion

Ever since the end of World War 2, the AK-47, or popularly named Kalashnikov after its designer, has been a recurring phenomenon in international conflicts. The rifle is for many

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The Axe-Effect

Meet Ramil Sahib oglu Safarov. After being sentenced to a lifelong imprisonment and having been incarcerated for several years in a Hungarian prison, Safarov was extradited to Azerbaijan a few

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No Payday for Madgermanes

East and West Germany reunited only three months before I was born. That makes my generation the first generation that is still alive that never knew Germany as being separated.

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Mission Morocco: Not Aborted

When people make up a story about a military exercise and then lock up a port just to keep you from entering a country, you are probably not their favourite

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A Lost War

The drug war in Mexico: 35,000 casualties, the biggest law suit ever to the ICC and a shocking amount of human rights abuses. A story of systematic failure. There are

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