Stories about North America from May, 2014
When Maya Angelou Lived in Egypt and Ghana
Sean Jacobs writes about American author and poet Maya Angelou, who died at age 86 yesterday May 28, 2014: In 1961, Maya Angelou, already a civil rights worker, and her then partner Vusumzi Make, an exiled activist from South Africa (he was a leading Pan Africanist Congress member), moved to...
What Happens When a Muslim, Jew, Christian, Atheist and Agnostic Travel the World Together?
Victor, Josselin, Samuel, Ilan and Ismael all belong to different religions (or none at all). Together, they created the InterFaith Tour.
“Why Edward Snowden Wishes He'd Sought Asylum in Poland”
Edward Snowden's name echoes once again through an irreverent advertising campaign.
Guatemala: Ex President Portillo Sentenced to Five Years in Jail
With a historic rule by a federal court in New York on May 22, 2014, former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo was sentenced to five years and 10 months in jail for money laundering and taking bribes from Taiwan. RT @Luisvela_pl: VIDEO: Alfonso Portillo recibe pena de cinco años y diez...
When I Showed Jill Abramson and Dean Baquet Around Karachi
Back in 2011, before Jill Abramson and Dean Baquet assumed their new leadership roles at the New York Times, they visited Karachi.
Tips for Being a First World Country
Mexican Alfredo Cortés de Café Financiero reflects [es] after a trip to Canada about things and attitudes that in this country mean to belong to the “first world”: I want to mention the simplest things I observed, that we all could accomplish; and as a whole this is what makes...
A 5-Minute Video Could Be Your Ticket to New York
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) invites young people under the age of 25 to submit original 5-minute videos on migration, diversity and social inclusion to the Plural+2014 film festival. Three winning videos will receive $1000 and the makers will be invited to New York City to attend an...
A Poet Opens Her Eyes In the Metropolis: Juana M. Ramos in New York City
"This huge urban centre, New York, opened up my eyes and made me look at myself, also multiplied, in conceiving myself as Salvadorian, Central American, Latin American."
China is a Fan of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ After All
Soon after online video platforms were told to take down "The Big Bang Theory", China's state broadcaster announced it would show a censored version of the series.
When Is Imperialism Actually Imperialism?
The media have been quick to sling the accusation of imperialism at Europe, the U.S. and Russia over their involvement in other countries' conflicts. But what does imperialism really mean?