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· June, 2014

Stories about History from June, 2014

National Heroes Get a Postmodern Makeover in Kazakhstan's #Selfie Statue Scandal

This week the eyes of the Kazakh Internet have been fixed on an ill-fated statue of two national heroes caught between historical greatness and the trappings of the 21st century.

Revenge from the “Disgrace of Gijón” as Algeria and Germany Face Up Again at the World Cup

This Street in Bangladesh Has a Colorful World Cup Celebration to Rival Brazil

Bangladesh didn't qualify to play in the tournament, but the country's football fans have caught World Cup fever nonetheless.

Costa Rica's Pre-Columbian Stone Spheres Declared World Heritage

Jonbeel, a Barter Market in the 21st Century

The Inca Road Is a New World Heritage Site

Russia's Irresistible Putin Swag

Last week, two fashion designers opened a kiosk in a shopping mall outside Red Square, selling t-shirts celebrating Vladimir Putin. Within a day, they'd sold over five-thousand.

China and Hong Kong Are Supposed to Be ‘One Country, Two Systems.’ Someone Remind China

The Sino-British Joint Declaration gave Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy from China. A recently released white paper from Beijing is seen as a threat to that autonomy.

Urban Pakistani Musicians Jam With a Rural Folk Singer and Create Something Beautiful for the Internet

The video for "Sarak Sarak" was published on Facebook, SoundCloud and Vimeo, but not YouTube - that remains blocked in Pakistan.

Bermuda: Football, The British & Brazil

What the Thai Junta Should Learn from the Burmese Junta

Researchers in Peru Unearth a New Section of the Incan Trail Near Machu Picchu

The path, which is about a kilometer and a half long, went unnoticed for over 500 years.

What About Bermuda's Unsung Heroes?

Bermuda marks National Heroes Day on June 16, but in the absence of an honoree for this year's celebration, bloggers discuss how the observance of the holiday could be improved.

Historic Court Ruling Empowers Brazil to Confront Its Dark Past

Forty-three years after he went missing, five retired military officers will have to answer in court for the torture, disappearance and death of Deputy Rubens Paiva.

Why Do the Taiwanese Need to Remember the Tiananmen Massacre?

Hong Kong may have taken the lead in observing the Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, but other Chinese speaking communities, such as the people of Taiwan, also organize annual...

Thousands of Spaniards Demand a Republic Following the King's Abdication

Many observers see an intent on behalf of the crown to maintain the monarchical system with this abdication.

China: Chronology of Tiananmen Crackdown Revealed in Wikileaks’ Cables

Pre Historic Remains Found in Chile

Other Abdications in Spanish History

Can Trinidad & Tobago Rise Above Race-Based Politics?

As the Prime Minister remains mum about polarizing comments made by a religious and political leader, Trinidad and Tobago netizens wonder if the country will ever get beyond tribal politics.

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