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· February, 2014

Stories about History from February, 2014

27 February 2014

How the Portuguese Influenced Indian Cuisine

During four centuries in India, the Portuguese left their mark on Indian cuisine. We look at just a few of the dishes that have Portuguese flavor.

26 February 2014

Bangladeshis Protest Bollywood Film ‘Gunday’ for Misrepresenting Liberation War

The film treats the 1971 war as simply a war between India and Pakistan, leaving out the fact of Bangladesh's struggle for independence from Pakistan.

24 February 2014

Celebrating Puerto Rican Poet Julia de Burgos on the 100th Anniversary of Her Birth

The Spanish-speaking world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos.

The Venezuela I'll Always Remember

The Bridge

Peruvian Gabriela Garcia Calderón remembers the Venezuela of the 1990s, a very different country from the one appearing in the news headlines of late.

Myanmar's Last Remaining Synagogue

23 February 2014

Could Questions on Ethnicity Stir Trouble in Myanmar?

Myanmar’s nationwide census next month threatens to inflame more ethnic and religious conflicts after 'divisive' questions on ethnicity and religion were included in the questionnaire.

18 February 2014

Shadow of Olympics Evictions Looms Over Tokyo

Japan has already seen people evicted from their homes and homeless people evicted from parks for past mega-events.

16 February 2014

Revisiting the Era of Foreign Domination in Cameroon

Film Documents America's “Invisible” Drone War in Pakistan

"We speak to journalists, activists and experts inside and outside of Pakistan about the consequences of the strikes in the tribal FATA region."

Why It's Hard to Say “I Love You” in Chinese

13 February 2014

The Iconic Trinidadian Film You've Never Seen

The Bridge

In 1974, Bim—widely regarded as the iconic Trinidadian film—was released, then faded into obscurity. 40 years later, one film enthusiast gives it new life via Facebook.

12 February 2014

VIDEOS: Argentina's Melting Pot of Culinary Traditions

A large diversity of migrants in Argentina allows us to enjoy a wide array of international dishes often shared in feasts for the various immigrant communities throughout the country.

11 February 2014

Prisoners Lists Stir Informbiro Memories in Former Yugoslav Republics

Publishing of the lists of Goli Otok prisoners, victims of 1949-56 communist purges, reignited dormant debates and opened some old wounds, throughout the former Yugoslav republics.

Russia's Patriotic Overdrive in Sochi?

RuNet Echo

The Soviet Union may have defeated Hitler, but modern-day Russia’s war against fascism wages on. And the Sochi Olympics have amplified the fight.