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The Wall through film
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The Wall through film

On the 13th August, 2011 it will be half a century since the construction of the Berlin Wall, a major symbol of the Cold War and a global division between two conflicting political regimes. On this day fifty years ago, the government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) ordered the […]

New York’s Latino roots
Multiculture World

New York’s Latino roots

New York is indebted to one of its largest ethnic groups, the Latino community, who play a key role in the city’s historic memory. Silvio González According to US historian Mike Wallace, Jan Rodrigues, who was known to the Dutch as ‘the mulatto of Santo Domingo’, landed in Manhattan in1613 […]

Venezuela & China, a new alliance
Economy Latin America World

Venezuela & China, a new alliance

Both countries are charting the road to the future, seeking new strategic alliances in areas such as food security, infrastructure and machine construction. Edilberto Méndez In building closer relations, the two governments began 2011 with intense joint work by their respective delegations. In that respect, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said […]

The Africa of VS Naipaul
Book reviews World

The Africa of VS Naipaul

Born in the Caribbean island of Trinidad in 1932 and a descendant of Indian migrants, this historian and Oxford graduate won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001. From his extensive travels around India, Africa, South America and the Caribbean, Naipau has created a work which examines the legacy of […]

Secret postcards
Globe World

Secret postcards

The White Room (TWR) in Berlin presents a confidential way to read postcards, created by the Spaniard Pep Torres, Director of the Barcelona Museum of Ideas and Inventions (MIBA). This has happened to all of us at some point in time.  We receive a postcard addressed to us but, from […]