Stories about North America from January, 2017
As demonstrations break out against President Trump's executive orders, ordinary people feel their way toward protest.
In reality, it's damned hard.
"My timeline is full of stories of people impacted by #Trump’s order. They are in shock & can’t believe it."
During the U.S. presidential campaign, Slovenians didn't show much interest in Mrs. Trump. That changed, however, after Donald Trump's surprising victory in the Electoral College
"If you want to know if you are going the right way follow women of color, brothers and sisters."
The Trump era begins, Cameroon shuts down the Internet for English-speaking regions, and Iranians wonder if Telegram will be blocked on election day.
“The show is about expressing oneself and not being afraid to do it.”
"Be patient with democracy and struggle relentlessly to free yourself from the shackles of the caricature the populists have drawn of you [...] I know: I’m from Venezuela."
“I feel that I am in exile not just physically, my mind is also in exile."
The extradition of the notorious criminal "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States makes waves in Mexico, where it's said to be a “farewell gift” to Barack Obama.
Invitations went out over social media this week, informing journalists about inauguration festivities organized by the “White Star” art collective, which includes several prominent figures in Russia’s pro-Kremlin youth movement.
“Unless the departing administration denies me a visa, I’ll be at the inauguration,” have turned out to be famous last words for the president of Republika Srpska.
Oscar López Rivera, Puerto Rico's Longest-Serving Political Prisoner, Has Sentence Commuted by President Obama
His release will not be immediate, however.
Around the world, plant breeders are resisting what they see as corporate control of the food supply by making seeds available for other breeders to use.