Ruth Collins

Blog Entries by Ruth Collins

One Hour and Eighteen Minutes

(0) Comments | Posted 27 November 2012 | (20:51)

With the wave of oligarchs that continue to flock to London to battle out their grievances, sadly embezzlement scandals and corruption are associations we regularly make with Russia nowadays.

As Russia's recent accession to the WTO has brought corruption in the country under renewed scrutiny, a play showing at...

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Mining Conflicts are a Great Challenge Facing Humala's Government

(0) Comments | Posted 8 August 2011 | (09:40)

Last month UK-based company Monterrico Metals agreed to an out-of-court settlement to 33 Peruvian farmers over claims of abuse during protests in Rio Blanco in northern Peru in 2005. As incoming President Ollanta Humala lines up his cabinet, there are still many questions hanging over the exploitation of...

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The Belarusian 'Clapping' Revolution

(0) Comments | Posted 12 July 2011 | (17:31)

While strikes and protests the world over have dominated much of the news this year, the Belarusians are adopting a rather unusual form of anti-government protest: clapping.

In what has now become a weekly ritual that has steadily gathered momentum, on Wednesday hundreds of people once again lined the...

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