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The Bridge features personal essays, commentary, and creative non-fiction that illuminate differences in perception between local and international coverage of news events, from the unique perspective of members of the Global Voices community. Views expressed do not necessarily represent the opinion of the community as a whole. All Posts

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Stories about The Bridge from August, 2018

31 August 2018

A path to independence paved with marijuana

"Trinidad and Tobago is well positioned to harness the immense technical capacity and infrastructure of this oil and gas producing nation to become a leader in a CARICOM-wide cannabis industry."

22 August 2018

Anatomy of a Trinidad earthquake

"I was silenced, diminished and at the same time in total awe. This was nature and I understood myself to be at the very heart of it."

21 August 2018

Venezuelan education and the specter of ideology

"I imagine Venezuela's [next] generation. . . A generation for whom dissent goes against the idea of the nation. A country of indoctrination, without arguments or debate. A silent country."

12 August 2018

His world was what it was: the enigma of V.S. Naipaul

"There are books of Naipaul’s I hope never to read again, and books of his without which I can’t understand the world I was born into."

9 August 2018

Four women icons of the Syrian revolution

One perished in a Syrian prison, two died in exile, the other is still missing. The personal histories of these four Syrian women challenge us to not to forget.

For Cuba's transnational families, a little internet goes a long way

To understand the changing dynamics of the many Cuban families with members living abroad, spend some time in the country's public wifi parks.

8 August 2018

To see the full brutality of ICE's impact on immigrants, look inside U.S. borders too

"The terror ICE raids sow in communities affects us all. In immigrant communities this often results in a reluctance to call police, cooperate with authorities or show up in court..."

“What followed horrified us beyond our wildest imaginations”: an eyewitness account of the Bangladesh student protests

"Young Bangladeshis like me are tired of fearing for our lives on the roads—fearing being run over simply because the driver values making money more than human lives."

5 August 2018

In the Caribbean's carnival capital, a Pride parade makes its debut

"What really upsets religious leaders is the fact that there are gay people in this country and we are not ashamed."

3 August 2018

No Shame: How an online initiative in Kazakhstan is helping youth protect their sexual health

UyatEmes.kz is out to tackle the stigma that surrounds sex education in the former Soviet republic.

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