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· January, 2016

Stories about North America from January, 2016

31 January 2016

Once a Prisoner in Cuba, a Transgender Cuban Woman Vows to Never Return

These days, it’s a lot easier to travel between the US and Cuba, but some Cubans have no interest in going back to their homeland.

22 January 2016

Climate Change Continued to Rear Its Ugly Head in 2015

People around the world were affected by extreme weather events in 2015, the hottest year on record ever.

20 January 2016

Don’t Laugh, But Dubai’s Deputy Police Chief Would Like to Tell You About Obama’s ‘Shia Roots’

Dubai's deputy chief of police reasons the Iran Deal happened because Obama is Shia. Arab and Iranian social media users can‘t contain their laughter.

On Criticising Charlie Hebdo on Facebook, and the Perils of Selective Freedom of Speech

The Bridge

Did Facebook remove Efe Levent's post because he used the term "cracker"?

19 January 2016

British-Iranian Journalist Tweets Her Experience Being Denied Boarding on a Flight to the US

"My fully #British daughter can't attend her #American cousin's bday cos her mum was born in #Iran," wrote Rana Rahimpour, explaining how new restrictions prevented her from boarding the flight.

How a Weapons Trafficking Case Brought Puerto Rico's Political Status Before the US Supreme Court

The US attorney general's position on Puerto Rico's status has probably turned the issue into fodder for the upcoming election season.

16 January 2016

Let's Not Forget There Are Still Political Prisoners in Iran

“If this release signals Iran’s desire for international reconciliation, so too it must move forward with national reconciliation.”

15 January 2016

The Victims of Mexico's Drug War Deserve to Be in the Spotlight, Not El Chapo and Sean Penn

"Only when the names of those who were killed are known, when the stories of their suffering are heard...people everywhere will call out to end the war."

10 January 2016

Mexico Recaptures El Chapo Guzmán. But Is it Mission Accomplished?

"President Enrique Pena Nieto saying "missing accomplished" is about as credible as when George Bush said it about Iraq. Same silly line."

7 January 2016

Rosca de Reyes: More Than a Cake for Three Kings

Mexico took Día de Los Reyes seriously, and transformed it into a celebration among family and close friends. At the center of the holiday is a delicious cake.

4 January 2016

As US Steps Up Deportations, Advocates Push for Refugee Status for Central Americans

"It doesn't matter if you are documented. You have rights in this country."

3 January 2016

A Young American Architect Helps Brazil Memorialize the Slave Trade

The wharf where slaves landed in Rio was recently unearthed and Sara Zewde has designed a memorial to the neighborhood’s tragic past.

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