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  • April 22, 2015 • Features, Print • Views: 1535

    “Enough, I’m Tired”

    By Caroline Kuritzkes While President Enrique Peña Nieto, government officials, and federal and local police wage the Drug War on Mexico’s streets, Mexican youth and digital activists are fighting a different battle online. Their...

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  • April 22, 2015 • Features, Labor, Print, Theme • Views: 1260

    ¡No Pasarán!

    By Diego Fernandez-Pages The building on Madrid’s Calle Agustin de Betancourt is massive, in an unimpressive sense. Bulky and decisively quadrangular, it looks like some sort of prison from the 1800s, as though the architects were trying...

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  • February 21, 2015 • Features, Fringe, Print • Views: 6898

    The Enduring Legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam

    By Zoe Rubin This year, The New York Times’ annual “52 Places to Go” feature spotlighted Da Nang, Vietnam. Once a “coastal gateway,” the paper argued, the central Vietnamese city had become a “destination in its own right.” A...

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  • February 14, 2015 • Fringe, Photos, Print, Slideshow, Theme • Views: 4280

    Unrest in the West Bank

    In the summer of 2014, the outbreak of violence between Israel and Hamas drew the eyes of the world. While the international lens was focused on the fighting in Gaza, the West Bank also saw unrest as Palestinians came out in massive...

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  • December 5, 2014 • Features, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 2168

    Vietnam Rocks

    By Isabelle Taft It’s hard to be a metalhead in Vietnam. Your parents want you to focus on your job. Your friends think Linkin’ Park is the greatest rock band on earth. Your government is afraid you’ll incite some kind of mass...

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  • December 1, 2014 • Features, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 1405

    A Hidden Crime

    By Yuval Ben-David The Southeast Asian sex industry is now a notorious symbol of globalization, where the vectors of migration and capital come crashing into each other like two Boeings full of stereotypical red-faced sex tourists. Still,...

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  • December 1, 2014 • Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 862

    Bluster Beyond the Banners

    By Rachel Brown The streets of the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park on a Saturday morning in mid-May are eerily quiet, and only a few uniformed guards linger outside factory gates. But echoes of the protesters’ anger resound in the...

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  • November 2, 2014 • Features, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 1319

    Held Up

    By Hannah Schwarz Kim Nguyen and Don Pham are stuck. Thousands of miles away from the United States, and they’re still bound by the country’s laws. Yes, they do have to file taxes in both countries, but that’s not what’s bothering...

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  • September 9, 2014 • Boundaries, Glimpses, Print, Theme • Views: 1522

    Japan’s Invisible Minority: Fighting Discrimination through Ignorance

    By Kelsey Larson Google thought it was posting an interesting map of historical Japan— until the image on Google Earth was attacked as a “tool of discrimination.” The optional overlay of Tokyo seemed harmless enough, letting...

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  • September 9, 2014 • Boundaries, Features, Print, Theme • Views: 1380

    A Route to School Accompanied by Activists & Accordions

    By Catrin Dowd On an evening in the outskirts of Paris, 12-year-old Cristina and her siblings are dancing to Romanian superstar Nicolae Guta’s greatest hits. Amid an electric accordion’s choppy trills and a four-on-the-floor dance...

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