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Belarus has opened up, but remnants of authoritarianism remain.
A few cases of measles this past spring – quickly downplayed as imports from neighboring Ukraine – nevertheless provoked an impassioned debate about vaccinations and their merits. From Euroradio.
Business groups also oppose the E40 river project, saying Belarus needs more modern transport infrastructure.
Why Belarusian “pro-lifers” oppose the proposed law on domestic violence. From Euroradio.
Ministers failed to follow his directives, Lukashenka rages, as new PM promises to obey his leader to the letter.
At least a dozen journalists have been arrested since Tuesday in one of the biggest crackdowns in several years.
Wake up! A postmodern Thoreau urges his fast-growing fan club.
Daniyar Usenov was convicted of brutal crackdown on demonstrators in 2010 “color revolution.”
Lukashenka’s government is steadily enlarging its sphere of control over domestic media while trying to limit Russian influence.
U.S. State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons report can result in penalties limiting access to international assistance.