Category: International news

OBSERVER EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Darya Tsymbalyuk

Darya Tsymbalyuk ’13 is an artist and activist involved with the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine. She recently spoke with Julieanna Luo ’17 about her experience. The day we had our first snow of the year, I wandered into Palme and stumbled on a postcard by a student named Darya outside of Professor Suggs’s office. The

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The Day I Went to Bed and Woke Up In 1984

This guest post comes from Marcela Colmenares ’13, who is currently working in Washington, D.C. at the Center for Democracy and Development in the Americas. A couple of days ago, my hometown of Caracas, Venezuela woke up dressed in the perfect Halloween costume: Its walls were plastered with posters depicting three faces that everybody knows,

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Sarin Over Syria

When you hear people shouting the words ‘gas’ or ‘chemicals’ — and you hear those shouts spreading among the people — that is when terror begins to take hold, especially among the children and the women. Your loved ones, your friends, you see them walking and then falling like leaves to the ground. It is

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Non Habemus Primus Minister

The election of a new pope is usually a time for celebration in Rome, with the city’s more devout Catholics welcoming their new spiritual leader, alongside thousands of pilgrims from around the world. And undoubtedly, the city’s less devout still welcome the tourism money those pilgrims bring with them. But Jorge Bergoglio was not the

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“España es diferente.” Spain is different indeed.

Today’s international post will focus on two big stories, from the Spanish perspective. First of all, Catalunya’s legislature, the Generalitat, approved a “Declaration of Sovereignty” today. The measure was made the number one issue in Catalunya’s September elections, in which the nationalist-centrist party CiU won the majority of seats, but not enough to form a

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