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Stories about North America

23 May 2015

This Mexican Author Says Languages Aren't Straitjackets, but Tools to Start a Bilingual Conversation

Cristina Rivera Garza used to publish only in Spanish, but after 25 years in the US, she says writing in both Spanish and English brings tremendous richness to her experience.

16 May 2015

Afghan Rapper Escaped Teen Marriage by Singing About It

Sonita Alizadeh is now living and going to school in the US, and she’s still making music about social justice in Afghanistan.

12 May 2015

Can This US Presidential Hopeful Capture Republican and Latino Hearts?

The Bridge

Marco Rubio is one of the most-watched Republican candidates because of what he represents to a new generation of Latinos, but he has a number of hurdles to overcome.

10 May 2015

The Salvadoran Town Where Migrants Are Hotly Debated Folk Heroes

Intipucá is a small town in El Salvador that spans two countries, but a debate still rages over whether he was really the first to leave for the US.

3 May 2015

New to America, This Young Vietnamese Refugee Wanted to ‘Erase’ His Past

A brother and sister remember their abrupt start to a new life in America after they fled collapsing South Vietnam. It's one story among the many collected by StoryCorps.

How Israeli High-Tech Firms Are Up-Armoring the U.S.-Mexico Border

"Like the Gaza Strip for the Israelis, the U.S. borderlands, dubbed a “constitution-free zone” by the ACLU, are becoming a vast open-air laboratory for tech companies."

1 May 2015

Baltimore Riots Remind Caribbean Diaspora That #Black Lives Matter

The riots in Baltimore is the latest chapter of a seemingly endless story of police aggression towards young black men in the US.

25 April 2015

Millions of People Around the World Commemorate the Armenian Genocide

Millions of Armenians and supporters around the world commemorated the Armenian Genocide Centennial.

24 April 2015

Relive New York City's Persian Parade

The Tajik flag - similar in appearance to the Iranian flag - was everywhere at this year's Persian parade.

21 April 2015

The 7th Summit of the Americas in 35 Tweets

Global Voices collects 35 tweets by representatives of the 35 countries that participated in the 7th Summit of the Americas, held in Panama.

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