Why Teachers Have Been Occupying One of Mexico’s Most Alluring Public Spaces Since May
Patrick J. McDonnell | Los Angeles Times
“With its towering cathedral, stately trees and many cafes, the central plaza here usually exudes a sense of peace and elegance — a place to dine, reflect or listen to the marimba bands that perform on the ornate, wrought-iron bandstand.
But sit-ins, roadblocks and violence linked to Mexico's roiling conflict between teachers and the federal government have cast a pall over Oaxaca City and the Guelaguetza, the signature annual celebration of the indigenous and mestizo heritage of this culturally rich state.”
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Can Bodegas Solve the Philippines’ Internet Problem?
Rick Paulas | Pacific Standard
“Called sari-saris in Tagalog, the convenience stores are found on nearly every block, owned and operated by neighborhood families. They’re community centers in a way, where customers can get canned goods, drinks, water, beer, cigarettes, prepaid phone credits, and other basic goods that any bodega or 7/11 has. But soon, they’ll be offering one extra item to their customers: Wi-Fi.”
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Johannesburg Tours Reintroduce Residents to the City They Grew Up In
Ryan Lenora Brown | The Christian Science Monitor
“Manguza is describing the Johannesburg where they grew up, a city where race dictated everything from the park bench you sat on to the hospital where you were born and the neighborhoods in which you were allowed to live.