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Stories about History

27 September 2014

8 Things You Wanted to Know About Madagascar but Were Afraid to Ask

If you ever wonder about visiting Madagascar or simply want to know more about the island, here are a few facts to consider.

24 September 2014

Singapore Bans Film Featuring Political Exiles Saying it ‘Undermines National Security’

The Singapore government considers the interview with exiled activists and aging communists as a threat to national security

16 September 2014

How a Vote for Scottish Independence Could Affect the Caribbean

How could something as seemingly remote as the issue of Scottish independence have an effect on Caribbean states? The long arm of colonial history connects more than you might think.

1 September 2014

Is Venezuelan Film ‘The Liberator’ a Historical Biopic or Propaganda Blockbuster?

The premier of the biopic about the life and times of Venezuelan freedom fighter Simon Bolívar, "The Liberator," sparked debate on where historical truth ends and political propaganda begins.

20 August 2014

Do You Have to Be Christian to Be Jamaican?

A Jamaican politician has sparked debate over his comments that "the country has moved too far from God, and has ceased pleasing God."

Lessons from Marcus Garvey, Jamaica's First National Hero

Marcus Garvey, who was born 127 years ago, was a fervent supporter of Pan-Africanism. On the anniversary of his birthday, two bloggers commemorated the leader.

16 August 2014

Activists Are Connecting Peruvians With Their Country's Impressive Archaeological Heritage

Lima is famous for its cuisine and Republican, colonial-style historic center, but not so much for its archeological history. A group of activists are working to change that.

11 August 2014

Simón Bolívar, Esteemed Liberator or Infamous Dictator?

"It is harder to maintain the balance of freedom than it is to endure the weight of tyranny," said Simón Bolívar, known as the "Liberator" of many South American countries.

8 August 2014

More Than a Half Century Later, How Should Jamaica View Its Independence Day?

The learning curve for a people who historically never had a say continues to be a steep one, especially in a climate where corruption was already entrenched.

7 August 2014

A Weibo Spat Hints at the Battle Brewing Over Journalism's Future in China

Lin Zhibo's appointment as dean of journalism school at Lanzhou University pitted the country's leftist nationalists against liberals pressing for more media freedom.

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