Stories about History from February, 2017
‘El Caracazo’ Riots Are Still at the Center of Venezuelan Debate 28 Years Later
"Two readings, two Venezuelas."
Daughter of Slain Russian Opposition Leader Writes Him a Letter Two Years Later
On the second anniversary of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov's assassination, Zhanna Nemtsova published a letter to her late father on Facebook.
Why Singapore Changed the Name of Its New World War II Exhibition
"We must honor and respect the feelings of those who suffered terribly and lost family members during the Japanese Occupation," said the country's minister for communications and information.
Police in Hong Kong Want It to Be Illegal to Insult Them
A crowd of more than 30,000 people gathered in Hong Kong this week to protest a prison sentence handed down to seven police officers convicted of assaulting a protester.
Renowned Bangladeshi Artist Shahabuddin Ahmed Completes Residency in Indian President's House
"The south Asian continent is becoming a super power and the world is looking towards us."
Maldivians Are Outraged Over a Rumored Deal to ‘Sell Off’ Faafu Atoll to Saudi Arabia
"Maldivians, today, are suffering the consequences of allowing political elites make decisions on our behalf without any accountability..."
Russian Government Youth Group Wants to Make Wikipedia More Patriotic
A clumsy new campaign called “Virtual Front” is coming to Russia next month, led by a government youth group that aims to make Wikipedia’s Russian edition more “truthful and patriotic.”
Here Are Some of the Southeast Asian Artifacts in the Met Museum's Public Domain Collection
"Since our audience is really the three billion internet-connected individuals around the world, we need to think big about how to reach these viewers..."
Please Drink in and Inhale These Unusual Superstitions Before You Visit Kyrgyzstan
Pour tea sparingly, wave money at a full moon, burn plenty of pine needles and tell your nightmares to running water.
Marcus Garvey and President Obama's Missed Opportunity
By refusing to pardon or highlight the accomplishments of Marcus Garvey during his tenure, President Obama missed the opportunity for "honest discussion about race and the erasure of black heroes."
From Vietnam to the US, the Zodiac Is an Important Part of Vietnamese Culture
"...when you meet Vietnamese elders, they don’t ask how old you are as much a lot of the time as your year you were born, your zodiac year..."
Trinidad & Tobago Says Goodbye to Cherished ‘Virtual’ Historian Angelo Bissessarsingh
"A good soldier has fallen. Inevitable but still very sad. You will be missed by a whole country. History certainly will NOT forget YOU.”