– Manuel Jabois: “La vida robada de Nora“. Durante su caída a los infiernos, su móvil registró más de 1.500 llamadas de miembros de una red que drogaba y prostituía a menores. Nora, 16 años, era guapa, buena estudiante y tenía una situación familiar acomodada.

– Verónica Calderón desde Morelia: “Los justicieros de Tierra Caliente“. Cientos de civiles armados mantiene desde hace un año una guerra abierta contra los narcos que controlan Michoacán ante los ojos de un Estado mexicano rebasado.

– Xavier Bourgouis: “Hatred and cannibalism in a country gone mad“. A trip to Central African Republic, a land-locked country that descended into crisis after a coup in March 2013 by a rebel coalition called the Seleka, who then installed their leader Michel Djotodia as the country’s first Muslim president. He was unable to control the fighters who went on killing, raping and pillaging, prompting Christians to form vigilante groups in response.

– Isabel Rodríguez Ramos: “Poseídos en el centro del mundo“. Una sesión espiritista en Santo Tomé.

– Lucía Abellán: “El hombre de las mil medallas termina la carrera“. El nonagenario Emiel Pauwels decide morir antes de que un cáncer le impidiera competir

– “This is what it’s like to be at war with your body“. La insoportable lucha de un hombre contra su propia pierna. The compulsion to be free of a limb is no imaginary illness. Meet the man who spent his savings on an amputation—and the surgeon who helped him-. Lectura larguísima pero escandalosamente buena. Vía Beatriz Hoya.

– Robert McFadden: “Hiroo Onoda, Soldier Who Hid in Jungle for Decades, Dies at 91“.

– William Kremer: “Pete Peterson: The ex-POW teaching Vietnam to swim“. Vía Alberto Sicilia.

– Lucy Ash: “Digging for their lives: Russia’s volunteer body hunters“. Un grupo de rusos que dedica sus vacaciones a encontrar, desenterrar y honrar a los caídos en la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Vía Beatriz Hoya también.

– Paul Tough: “A Speck in the Sea“. El historión del rescate de un marinero caído por la borda. Vía Octavio Medina.

– David Segal: “Eagle Scout. Idealist. Drug Trafficker?“. La caída del Pirate Roberts, funddor de Silk Road. Vía Manel Gozalbo.

– Una terrible. Amanda Hess “Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet“. Ignore the barrage of violent threats and harassing messages that confront you online every day.” That’s what women are told. But these relentless messages are an assault on women’s careers, their psychological bandwidth, and their freedom to live online. We have been thinking about Internet harassment all wrong. Y relacionado, el post de Connor Friedersdorf: “When Misogynist Trolls Make Journalism Miserable for Women. How many talented women dropped out of the blogosphere rather than deal with hateful Internet feedback?

– “Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World“.

– Ben Blatt: “On Loins“. The incredibly popular, highly contentious Wikipedia pages for penis and vagina. Plus: Meet a guy who uploaded one of the penis photos. Vía Manuel de Mora.

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