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· April, 2014

Stories about History from April, 2014

26 April 2014

‘There Was No Palestine'?

A number of Twitter users are challenging the common Israeli discourse that Palestine never existed through the hashtag: #there_was_no_Palestine.

23 April 2014

Win Tin: Myanmar’s Longest-held Political Prisoner Dies at 85

Burmese journalist and activist Win Tin is one of the leaders of the pro-democracy movement.

Cycling to Save Archeological Heritage

21 April 2014

Caribbean: The Writing & Politics of Gabriel García Márquez

The literary fraternity is only just starting to adjust to the idea of life without “Gabo” – the inimitable Colombian-born author who was beloved by the world – Gabriel García...

20 April 2014

An African Tale of The First Love Story Ever Told

The Africanized Experience of Lisbon

Philippine Jeepney: World War II Surplus Vehicle that Became a Cultural Icon

The jeepney is the undisputed ‘King of the Road’ in the past half-century in the Philippines. Check out some creative designs and practical uses of this famous vehicle.

19 April 2014

Bangladeshis Mourn Gabriel García Márquez, the ‘Magician Of Words’

"No, I will not cry. As I believe that he will live at least a few more centuries with resonant words of love, how could I cry mourning his death?"

12 April 2014

Graphic Novel “Los Once” Remembers History Through Fiction

Los Once is a graphic novel that recreates the seizing of Colombia's Palace of Justice from the point of view of the families affected by the violence.

11 April 2014

Documentary Unearths the Story of Eminent Puerto Rican Ramón Emeterio Betances

Despite being considered one of “the fathers of the homeland,” Puerto Rican official history barely mentions him, and many people on the island perhaps only know his name.

The Overlooked Crisis in Burundi

1 April 2014

Songkran Water Festival Goes Waterless in Singapore

Thailand's New Year celebration, Songkran, is globally famous for its water splashing activities. But Singapore will celebrate Songkran this month without water to emphasize water conservation.