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The closer Venezuela gets to voting on annexation of the Essequibo, the more tense the border dispute with Guyana becomes
Venezuela will hold a referendum to gauge support for the annexation of the Essequibo region, and Guyana has petitioned the International Court of Justice to stop the vote.
The masquerade is rooted in rebellion, and various iterations of this devil character exist throughout the Caribbean.
Russian influence in Africa exists in some areas — notably in security and the arms trade — but most authors who have written on the subject conclude that the overall impact should not be overstated.
Colonized by Spain, the US, and Japan, the Philippines has a long history of discourses imposed on its own traditions, including the ones related to gender identity and fluidity.
We are a generation of war, that will live in the shadow of the wars that left scars beyond repair.
Armenian and Azerbaijan's leadership may have finally agreed on a peace deal document to be signed "in the coming months."
‘India–Taiwan relations could evolve into a defining partnership in the Indo-Pacific,’ says Indian scholar Sana Hashmi
The term "Indo-Pacific" resonates as a buzz word in many conversations in Taiwan. But what does the term refer to and how is it understood in the growing Taiwan-India relationship?
How to translate into French a Tibetan author who writes in Chinese about profoundly Tibetan realities? A Global Voices interview with the project participants.
In the 1950s, Portugal's dictatorship overhauled the country's national identity and embraced the theory of the good colonizer. What traces are left of that narrative today?
If the allegations are true, this represents a new phase in the participation of Tajik nationals in the war in Ukraine.
As Taiwan is holding East Asia's largest LGBTQ+ Pride event in late October, local drag shows are experiencing something of a come-back in the island's art scene.
Vanishing memory: Commemorative plaques to victims of Soviet era disappear in Russia amid war and new repressions
Plaques commemorating victims of Stalin’s repressions are being taken down in Russian cities. News about vanishing plaques comes amid almost weekly arrests of activists for anti-regime or anti-war stances.
Forty years later, Grenada officially remembers the murders of its Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and others
On October 19, 1983, Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and seven others were executed by a faction of their own political party. Forty years later, the country remembers.
The indigenous people of Sakhalin are now present in small numbers, they are named Nivkhs, Ainu, Uilta. A documentary shows one of the dying villages, Rybnoe, where Nivkhs live.
"If they still can't agree on some truths about the dictatorship that was 50 years ago, what can be expected for the 2019 social uprising?" asks Chilean journalist Nicolás Lazo Jerez.
The map of Brazil is a drawing made by colonizers' hands. Artists have been adding new images to this cartography, which provoke questions about the development of Brazil.
Global Voices spoke to Matthew Katzman, author of "Oy Vey! Yiddish Slang 101," a satirical dictionary that weaves personal family stories with Yiddish expressions to understand the evolution of the language.
Turkmenistan’s succession is under close inspection by its neighboring countries, where political regimes have struggled with power transition.
Every year in Argentina history is commemorated to show the other side of history, the side of the defeated.
Documentary about dying villages in Sakhalin, former territory of Japan in Russia, gets over million views
115 towns and villages in Sakhalin may be subject to administrative removal, since they are considered "not viable," because almost no one lives in them anymore, apart from a few people
"It is about the nostalgia of those people who lived in Crimea, visited Crimea, or only dreamed of visiting it."