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Written by Luis Rodriguez | Translated by Anthony Sutterman

I was born in a small village in the south of Cuba, surrounded by the poverty that my family endured, but filled with the type of love and affection that I have never known again in my life. This was the…


Elephants at Bardiya National Park in Nepal. Image by Salik Ram Chaudhary for Nepali Times, used with permission.

This article by Salik Ram Chaudhary, secretary of the Khata Wildlife Corridor Homestay Management Committee, was originally published in Nepali Times and an edited version is republished on Global Voices as part of a content-sharing agreement.

By Nepali Times

Several hundred elephants migrate from India to Nepal through different corridors…


‘Remote work’ by oi-oi illustrations, used under their license.

By Claudio Gutiérrez and Spencer Ivy

Since the installation of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship in 1973, workers’ living and working conditions throughout Chile have suffered. Pinochet’s regime reduced the size of the government, removed social protections, and completely liberalized the economy. These policies initially caused the Chilean economy to boom and…


Ramadan in Prague’s Al Firdaus Center. After Eid prayer in the room provided exclusively for women. Photo by Elmira Lyapina, used with permission.

By Elmira Lyapina

On May 13, the Muslim world including the Czech Muslims celebrated Eid Al-Fitr, or the feast of breaking the fast of Ramadan. In Czechia, where Muslims account for less than 0.1% of its 10.7 million people, Islam is often at the centre of much debate and criticism…


Of many races, accepted by none. Photo collage by Daniella Barsotti, used with permission.

By Daniella Barsotti

When I look at my face, I see the plight of the indigenous Caribs who, along with the other First Peoples of the Caribbean, struggled against European conquest and ravage. I see Africans violently plucked from their home, brought to toil on stolen land in heat the…


Germans exercising their right to free speech in a protest against COVID-19 measures in Frankfurt, June 7, 2020. Photo by photoheuristic.info via Wikipedia, CC BY 2.0.

By Taylor Whitsell and Félix Krawatzek

In early 2020, Germans expressed significant support for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A consensus initially emerged across supporters of most parties that the state was handling an extraordinary situation appropriately, with trust in the government rising to 80 per cent…


This article was originally published on The 88 Project, an independent news site covering Vietnam, and an edited version is republished on Global Voices as part of a content-sharing agreement.

By The 88 Project

The Vietnamese government boasts about its achievements in pursuing gender equality. Referring to the ratio of…


A blossoming lantana flower mimics the appearance of the COVID-19 virus. Photo by Jim & Robin Kunze on Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0.

Editor’s note: Against the backdrop of Trinidad and Tobago’s increasing rates of COVID-19 infections, the government re-introduced certain restrictions on April 29, including the closure of restaurants, gyms and places of worship, and the reduction-to 25 per cent capacity-of the air and sea bridge routes between the two islands. By…


Screenshot from the website https://www.joinclubhouse.com/

By Arzu Geybullayeva

In January, when students of Turkey’s prestigious Boğaziçi University launched protests against a president-appointed rector, Clubhouse was one of the places where much of the conversation about the movement was taking place.

In an interview with Middle East Eye, Furkan Dabaniyasti, a moderator at one of Boğaziçi’s…


Havana, Cuba. Photo by Pixabay

Translated by Teodora C. Hasegan

Throughout the history of humanity, intellectuals committed to truth and freedom have always represented a threat to different power structures. The 1984 book by George Orwell provides an understanding of the existing analogies with the oppressive Cuban society.

One of the most nefarious effects of…

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