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What does it mean to be Latin American?

Publié 28 octobre 2014 Avatar Rodrigo Bustamante

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When many people think of Latin Americans immediately they may refer to mariachis, poor countries, corrupt governments, exotic foods and maybe they may know one or two presidents. According to Merriam Webster, the definition of Latin American is: all the people from Spanish America and Brazil. This definition doesn’t even scratch the surface of what being Latin American means to me. Latin America isn’t just the land of coup d’états, poor people, or troubled histories; rather...


The fight: a traditional sport of Maroantsetra

Publié 14 octobre 2014 Avatar Marc_Connecte_Madagascar

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The fight or "moraingy" is a Malagasy traditional sport like Kung Fu in China. Many countries around the world practice this sport but perhaps there are specificities for Maroantsetra. It consists in a fight between two people. The fight takes place in three rounds. The one who is the strongest during these three rounds wins the fight. Each participant earns a cash bonus. The one who manages to K.O the opponent is awarded. One or two referees judge the fight. So far, there are no...


Dashain – The festival of togetherness

Publié 8 octobre 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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We Nepalese people are fond of festivals & have many of them. Among many festivals we celebrate, Dashain is the major one. There is an ancient saying about Dashain. It is celebrated for victory of god Ram over demon Ravana. Dashain is the festival of togetherness when all the family members working in the different places inside or outside the country gather together & enjoy the festival. It is the festival when we enjoy with new clothes, delicious dishes, play swings,...


Patriotism

Publié 21 août 2014 Avatar Laura Rosa

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Being proud in the culture and traditions of our country is good and normal. When you take a trip to another country, do you feel proud when you talk about your nationality? But some people think of patriotism as a social problem. Some consider patriotism as a way to be proud of the culture of their country. Other people consider patriotism as the "result of arrogance, conceit and egotism," which can cause bad relations in all aspects. What you think about that?


Ramadan: The meaning behind the month

Publié 28 juin 2014 no picture Daanial Chaudhry

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Starting tomorrow Muslims across the world will begin fasting during the month of Ramadan. Being a British Muslim, I am often faced with questions like "Why do you fast?" or "What is Ramadan?" I believe it is important for us all to be aware of different cultures and religions so I thought I'd share a little bit of Ramadan with you all. Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and it was in this month that the Qur'an was revealed to the prophet Muhammad. Musli...


My heart is bleeding for Maasai girls

Publié 13 juin 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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My heart is bleeding for Maasai girls Yesterday marked the first day of the 2014 World Cup and at around 2100hrs EAT the majority of the people around the world were glued to their electronic devices following the opening ceremony. Being an ardent lover of news bulletins I flipped the channels to catch up with the latest happenings around the world during the prime time news. The top story of the day happened to be on the country’s budget, but it didn’t catch my attention as...


The Nature of Human Freedom

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The nature of human freedom refers to freedom from all societal structures and that which is in conformity to the general way of life that’s universally accepted. It refers to a culture of life that upholds everyone’s dignity and emphasizes the right to life, a right that is inherent and should not be denied or infringed in any way. Every human being has rights and these rights should not be violated in whichever way whatsoever. Consequently, these rights come with responsibilities. Hence ev...


Disparities Between LGBT Youths & The Nigerian Culture:

Publié 15 mai 2014 no picture Victor Brown Omovbude

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They aren't too many people who identify as LGBT in Nigeria. But we have been able to parry the disparities we have. Life and the circumstances it dictates has curbed the desire of man to either appreciate or pulverize its contributions. Many a time, I have tried to understand why there's no equality between youths of different sexual orientation and society. Some say, these youths have violated the laws of nature and existence but from what I have figured out, it's bluntly a choice. With choice...


World Summit Youth Award 2014

Publié 12 mai 2014 no picture Charlotte Dreyer

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YOUNG DIGITAL POWER 4 SOCIAL GOOD An international contest for a global change. Promoting digital technologies acting for a better future. The World Summit Youth Award selects and promotes the world´s best practice in e-content. It demonstrates young people´s potential to create outstanding digital contents via Internet and Mobiles and serves as a platform for people from all UN member states to work together in the efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)....


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