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Caribbean denounces Trump’s decision to put Cuba back on terrorism list; hopes for a reversal with Biden

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Prior to former United States President Donald Trump’s departure on January 20, his administration made several efforts to “lock in” certain controversial policies, including additional immigration restrictions. The move that has raised […]

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Nepali Times, a leading English-language weekly, starts 2021 by reviving its print edition

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It comes as no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the crisis of the news industry, long affected by losses in advertising revenue and in a desperate search for a sustainable […]

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Venezuela refuels its territorial dispute with Guyana in area with massive offshore oil find

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Political tensions between Guyana and Venezuela are escalating over a longstanding border dispute over an area that comprises two-thirds of the smaller English-speaking South American country. The area in question is the […]

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How global tech companies enable the Belarusian regime — and the Belarusian revolution

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Belarusians continue to protest against longtime ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka, braving police violence and the cold. As the EU prepares its third package of sanctions against Belarusian officials and enterprises, demands are growing […]

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Hong Kong persecutes political dissidents by freezing their bank accounts

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Hong Kong’s recently enacted national security law has empowered the security police to freeze suspects’ bank accounts during an investigation, which has eroded public trust in the banking system. In the past […]

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Australia-China relations hit rock bottom after provocative tweet by senior Communist Party official

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Australian-Chinese relations have taken a dramatic dip following an offensive tweet by China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian. The doctored image included with the Tweet depicted an Australian soldier slitting the throat […]

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Beijing’s misgivings with tech billionaire Jack Ma, as seen by Chinese social media

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Earlier this month, the financial world was shocked by the sudden suspension of Ant Group’s initial public offering (IPO), set to debut on the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock market on November […]

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Proposed tax on books in Brazil may disadvantage readers in poorer neighbourhoods

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This article was written by Renan Cavalcante and Lucas Veloso. It is published here via a content partnership between Global Voices and Agência Mural. In 2007, writer Alessandro Buzo opened the Suburbano […]

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During the pandemic, El Salvador hopes to revive tourism with a folkloric art rebrand

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On October 7, Salvadoran Tourism Minister Morena Valdez launched the new tourism logo “El Salvador” inspired by the work and art of Fernando Llort. The newly designed rebrand is intended to promote tourist […]

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In Belarus, tech workers fear for their industry’s future

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This article is made possible through a partnership with Transitions, a Prague-based publishing and media training organisation The spotlight of international media may have moved elsewhere, but Belarus’ political crisis drags on. After […]

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The 73-year-old Vietnamese refugee is responsible for bringing Sriracha to American consumers

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After settling in Los Angeles in 1979, Tran founded Huy Fong Foods Inc., named for the Huey Fong boat that brought him to the U.S., and started making hot sauces for local […]

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Russia’s indigenous peoples campaign against Arctic pollution

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Across the Russian Arctic, indigenous peoples are asking Elon Musk not to buy nickel from Norilsk Nickel, one of the largest nickel and palladium mining companies in the world. For the past […]

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Brazilian food delivery drivers strike against employers, citing poor working conditions

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This article was written by Lucas Veloso and Jéssica Moreira. It is published here under a content partnership between Global Voices and Agência Mural.  As soon as he turned 18, Michel da […]

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‘Caribbean super salesman,’ Jamaican tourism mogul ‘Butch’ Stewart, dies at 79

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Just after 11 p.m. EST on January 4, news broke that Jamaican hotelier Gordon “Butch” Stewart, the self-made businessman who perfected the all-inclusive tourism model the Caribbean is famous for, had passed […]

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