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Tibetan dream
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Tweeting the truth

Shobhan Saxena | July 6, 2013
Tsering Woeser continues to search for the Tibetan dream with her blogs, tweets.
Protests at Confederations Cup
Restless in Rio

Restless in Rio

Shobhan Saxena | June 29, 2013
A protest in the Confederations Cup has become the catalyst for a nationwide movement.
Pride and Parade

Pride and Parade

Shobhan Saxena | June 8, 2013
Brazil is in the process of making homophobia a crime.
US-led war on drugs to change track?
Cracking under strain

Cracking under strain

Shobhan Saxena | May 25, 2013
The US-led war on drugs has caused social havoc in Latin America, which now wants to change track.
Maracana: Old 'pharaonic' myths and new confidence

Maracana: Old 'pharaonic' myths and new confidence

Shobhan Saxena | April 20, 2013
In a few minutes, the 100-odd people living by a derelict building in the shadow of the Maracanã had been pushed out of public sight.
Long Live Chavism
Chavez is dead but not chavismo

Chavez is dead but not chavismo

Shobhan Saxena | March 9, 2013
With poor voters feeling empowered for the first time, no government in Venezuela - or Latin America for that matter - can afford to roll back the…
Mass Appeal
Pop go priests

Pop go priests

Shobhan Saxena | March 2, 2013
If the next Pope's from Brazil, it may help the world's biggest Catholic country check the church's decline.
'It's pretentious to say I am a candidate'

'It's pretentious to say I am a candidate'

Shobhan Saxena | March 2, 2013
Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, the archbishop of São Paulo - Brazil's largest diocese, with 6 million Catholics - is the leading contender to…
Among the Brazilians
Because football offers a possibility

Because football offers a possibility

Shobhan Saxena | January 19, 2013
For Brazil, it's a way of life. Football, or futebol, as it is known there, forms a unique link with the mind and music of the land.
Women Identity
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Women on top

Shobhan Saxena | January 5, 2013
Just because they like to flaunt their assets, it doesn't mean that Brazilian women can be treated like sex toys. The women in this country see…
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