Stories about North America from July, 2016
Once, Students in the US Were Punished for Speaking Spanish. Here, They Are Honored.
This is Concurso Nacional de Deletreo en Español, the National Spanish Spelling Bee.
Why the Russians Don't Care About Trump, Clinton, and the DNC Hack
RuNet Echo asked more than a dozen leading RuNet voices to offer their interpretations of why most RuNet users seem not to care about allegations that Moscow hacked the DNC.
Ignorance About Transgender Identities in the US and Mexico and the Challenges of Winning Asylum
A recent report highlights transgender human rights abuses in Mexico, and how the US immigration system has made accessing asylum particularly difficult.
Iran Takes Aim at American Sanctions by Threatening Apple
Tehran threatens to ban all Apple products, if the company doesn't set up a local office, and experts say it's to weaken US sanctions now restricting investment flows into Iran.
How Economic Hardship Pushed a Tiny Town in Macedonia Into Becoming Pro-Trump
The news that the owners of a number of pro-Trump websites are Macedonians from the little town of Veles came as a surprise to many.
Ayatollah Khomeini Died 27 Years Ago, But a Trump Advisor Still Wants Him to Condemn Last Week's Attack in Nice
Appearing on Fox News, Flynn said, “I want the Imam, or Khomeini, to stand up and be counted and to talk about this radical form of ideology in their bloodstream."
A Young Liberian Refugee, Educated in America, Chooses to Move Back ‘Home’
Mercy Krua is a Liberian refugee who lives in Boston. Her son was also a Liberian refugee. But he decided to move back to Liberia and make his life there.
In China, Protests Against the South China Sea Ruling Skip the Streets for Cyberspace
"On my way home, I tweeted: 'Police have cordoned off the Philippines embassy in Beijing in anticipation of protests. No sign of protests yet.'"
She'll Get US Citizenship 60 Years After Being Adopted, But Thousands More Must Still Wait
Advocates say as many as 15,000 people who were adopted from abroad but never naturalized are waiting for legislation that would give them the chance to get documented too.
‘Visions From The Inside’ Illustrates the Struggles and Resilience of Migrants Caught in US Detention Centers
Fourteen artists created illustrations based on the testimonies of migrants detained in for-profit detention facilities in the US.
One Twitter User's Frame-by-Frame Analysis of the Dallas Shooting Media Coverage
"Think critically about what is reported and how it's being said. More importantly, look for what's being left off the page and why."
If I Had a Gun
"When I think about the times I've been attacked or threatened or I've seen violence, I can't think of one instance when a gun would have improved the outcome."
Puerto Ricans Won't Accept US-Imposed Austerity Without a Fight
With the federal fiscal control board imposed by the recent signing of PROMESA into law, Puerto Ricans have taken to the streets and social media to protest.
A Muslim Chaplain Explains What It's Like to Be American Today
"I have traveled on behalf of the State Department. [...] I am still one of the many Muslims in this country who have been detained, profiled, and surveilled."
Refugee Children in California Say Discrimination at School Is Getting Worse
In the city of San Diego, one after-school program is trying to ease feelings of alienation among young migrant students.