culture / society

Colombia

New FARC Soccer Club Aims To Ease Colombian Guerrillas Into Society

A Colombian NGO is hoping football could turn former communist guerrillas into peaceful citizens ...

Colombia

When A Former Hitman For Pablo Escobar Gets VIP Treatment

When El Espectador's Aldo Cívico spots a former henchman of the Medellin drug cartel i...

India

Attacks On Africans Unmask India's Ugly Race Problem

DELHI — A disturbing video has gone viral in India. It shows a mob viciously attacking a Nigerian man at a suburban Delhi mall. The attackers kick, punch and hit him with steel trash cans, chairs, ...

Argentina

All Dating Is Speed Dating In The Digital Age

Love, jealousy and courtship have become impatient, high-speed activities that play out on our co...

France

France's Future, Rural Heartland Struggles To Reinvent Itself

Ahead of the high stakes of next week's French presidential election, a visit to "la France p...

Colombia

Greenpeace Sea Patrol, Sailing On The Rainbow Warrior

As the Rainbow Warrior III traverses the Strait of Magellan, its crew shows what it means to defe...

China

Desperately Seeking A Son-In-Law: Inside A Modern Chinese Singles' Market

In Beijing parks and throughout the rest of China, “singles’ markets” are held,...

Germany

Adidas Revisited, How A Pair Of Sneakers Made A Speedy Comeback

MUNICH — It had to be this shoe. No other model could have achieved this revival. A sneaker invented 48 years ago and had since slipped into oblivion has now been resurrected. It's the Adidas ...

Indonesia

Female Motorcycle Taxi Drivers Crank Up Business In Jakarta

Ride hailing apps are revving up motorcycle taxi use in Indonesia's congested capital, and a ...

France

Haussmann’s 19th-Century Paris: A Model Of Sustainability

PARIS — In their quest for a sustainable urban future, city planners can learn a lot from history. And in Paris, that can mean just taking a moment to look around. Georges-Eugène Haussmann, ...

France

The Little Prince, A King Of Most Translated Books

PARIS — No matter where you live or what language you speak, at some point in your childhood you probably came across Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince). The 1943 poetic and illustrated novella ...

Colombia

How The Far Right Usurped The Tools Of Leftist Counterculture

-OpEd- BOGOTÁ — There is a curious new twist to a longstanding political phenomenon, and we see it popping up around the world. Provocation and outrageous behavior is switching ...

United States

World Newspapers Analyze Trump's "Trigger-Happy" Turnaround On Syria

-Analysis- For the longest time, Donald Trump has disparaged U.S. military involvement in the Middle East, mocked his rival’s strategy in Syria, and unequivocally stated that America’s enemy in ...

Brazil

A Woman Nourishes Favela Children Hungry For Food, And Hope

SAO PAULO — "My name is Daniel Garcia and I'm 18. I love reading Folha de S. Paulo! Today, I read an article about women unsung heroes, and I believe that my own mother fits that category ...

Tunisia

Is The World Flat Again? How An Old Debate Was Revived In Tunisia

A Tunisian doctoral student has joined several poorly informed American celebrities in reopening ...

Palestinian Territory

Banksy In Bethlehem, Lessons For A Skeptical Israeli

-Essay- BETHLEHEM — Some journeys begin with a sigh. An old acquaintance of mine, an artist, wrote on Facebook this week about a Banksy exhibition that was about to open in a shopping mall in ...

Germany

Are German Schools Too Fixated On Nazi History?

Germany's right-wing AfD party says school courses give too much attention to Hitler's re...

United Arab Emirates

Hip Hop Wannabes, All The Way In Abu Dhabi

-Essay- ABU DHABI — For many of us, hip hop has always been more than just another music genre, a passing trend or temporary lifestyle. It’s a cultural movement with deep roots that highlight ...

United States

Time Magazine Cover On Truth And Trump

This week's edition of Time magazine It's a looming question for any reader of the news and follower of current events:Time magazine's “Is Truth Dead?” cover this week does well to capture ...

Germany

How A Website Used Anti-Immigration Fears To Sell Guns

MUNICH — On Oct. 5, German doctor Alexander Haase* opened his web browser and dropped merchandise he wanted to purchase into a checkout basket. He paid 590,99 euros — money that went into a ...

China

Chinese Single Women Flock To U.S. To Freeze Their Eggs

BEIJING — For rich and single Chinese women who want it all, America is there to help. The Beijing-based website Tencent Finance reports that U.S. fertility clinics are increasingly catering to ...

Iran

Seeing Warhol In Tehran? The Saga Of Iran's Modern Art Museum

Iran built itself a lavish modern art museum in the late 1970s, only to end up stowing away a pri...