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· February, 2012

Stories about History from February, 2012

29 February 2012

Brazil: Dispute Over the Falklands Opens Debate on Economic Perspectives

The 30th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War and the recent public statements by Argentine President Cristina Kirchner cause us to evaluate those events from new perspectives, including...

Armenia: Sumgait Pogrom Anniversary

Azerbaijan: Khojaly Massacre Anniversary

Cuba, USA: Blogger Perspectives on the Embargo's 50th Anniversary (Part 1)

The United States' economic embargo against Cuba has been in existence for 50 years. To mark the occasion, Global Voices interviews two bloggers about the blockade and what it has...

22 February 2012

Brazil: Quilombo Community in Bahia About to Be Evicted

One of the oldest slave descendent communities in Brazil, Quilombo Rio dos Macacos, has a date for its eviction: March 4, 2012. The claim for the land comes from the...

One Day on Earth: Global Screening of Worldwide Collaborative Film

The collaborative film One Day on Earth was filmed all on the same day, October 10, 2010, with more than 3,000 hours of footage sent in from all corners of...

21 February 2012

Southeast Asia’s Three-Wheeled Vehicles

Tuktuk, Beca, Kuliglig, Trishaw, Pedicab, Becak, Tricycle. These are the famous three-wheeled vehicles in the Southeast Asian region. They can be seen in the streets of urban centers but governments...

Haiti: Online Reaction to the Duvalier Decision

The investigative magistrate looking into human rights charges against Haiti's ousted dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, recently came to the decision that “the statute of limitations had run out” on...

20 February 2012

Russia: Dmitry Rybolovlev, the Quintessential ‘New Russian’

RuNet Echo

Billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev serves as an example of the quintessential 'New Russian' through his controversial activities during the Yeltsin era, his modern business practices, and his extravagant international spending -...

United States: Another Assault on Immigrant Culture

The decision to eliminate the Mexican-American studies program from the curriculum of schools has caused outrage. Yarisa Colón covers several initiatives that have been launched to stop this act of...

Egypt: Among Bulaq's Ruins in an Unfinished Revolution

Bulaq Abu el-Ela is one of Cairo’s main informal neighbourhoods, threatened with demolition and its inhabitants resettled into apartment blocks in the middle of the desert. Italian film-makers Davide Morandini...

The “Brazilebanese”, or Brazilians from Lebanon

The return of Lebanese immigrants and their Brazilian families to Lebanon has resulted in the creation of an important community of "Brazilebanese". This community has been making efforts to keep...

17 February 2012

Libya: Celebrations Mark Revolution's First Anniversary

Celebrations are continuing in Libya, which marks the first anniversary of a revolution that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled the country for 42 years. Netizens share scenes of the celebration...

Costa Rica: Videos from the Past

Curacao, Haiti: Media Mandate?

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