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· December, 2014

Stories about North America from December, 2014

Traditional Iñupiaq Story Comes To Life Through Video Game

A traditional Native Alaskan story called "Kunuuksaayuka" has become a video game thanks to a collaborative initiative that seeks to preserve their culture and language.

Cuban Dissidents Harbor Hope, Fear and Fury Over US-Cuba Reconciliation

"Cuba is not a computer in which you can install new software and expect it to work differently," says one prominent human rights advocate.

Defying Hacker Threats, Sony Releases Film The Interview on Google Play and YouTube

Earlier this month, Sony pulled their planned release of the political comedy, succumbing to threats by a hackers group that the US claims is linked to North Korea.

Some of Miami's Cuban Exiles Are Disgruntled at Obama's New Approach to Cuba

Our author, Robert Valencia, is in Miami, home to the largest community of people of Cuban descent residing outside of Cuba.

Harrowing Tohoku Tsunami Stories, Translated Into English

The Kahoku Shimpo, a major newspaper in Tohoku, is publishing English translations of its unique first-hand accounts of the March 11, 2011 "triple disaster" with the help of Harvard University.

#Ferguson Killing Inspires Street Art Throughout the US

A new wave of art with messages of justice have flooded Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Washington's $60 Million for Russian Democracy Promotion Is ‘Essentially a Recommendation’

A source in Washington says, “The authorization language is essentially a recommendation, and we’re not expecting it to result in any new appropriations for Russian media or civil society.”

‘Ferguson Is Here': Black Brazilians Bear the Brunt of Deadly Police Violence

Hundreds marched in São Paulo, not only to support rallies in the US, but also to underline the country's dark reality: Brazilian police systematically target and murder black people.

Cuba: More Money Means More Technology, With or Without State Reforms

What Wednesday's changes mean for Internet access and mobile telephony in Cuba? There are a few things we can glean from what both leaders have said—and haven’t said—so far.

Castro and Obama Open New Chapter on US-Cuba Relations

Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits are overwhelmed, elated, speechless. But as both presidents noted, the embargo is codified in legislation that only the US Congress can change.

U.S.A.: Migratory Reform, An Incomplete Solution

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