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Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Is Kind of Congress's Fault

To understand how Puerto Rico dug itself $73 billion in the hole, consider the highly attractive tax status of its bonds, which are exempt from …

Caribbean

European views on the UK’s renegotiation: Spain, Finland, Estonia and Cyprus

<i>The success or failure of David Cameron’s planned renegotiation of the UK’s EU membership will depend to a large extent on how the other 27 EU member</i> …

Has China Discovered a Better Political System Than Democracy?

“One person, one vote is not the only morally legitimate way to select leaders,” a political theorist says.<p>Since the collapse of several authoritarian regimes in the 1980s and 1990s—most notably the Soviet Union—conventional wisdom in political science has held that dictatorships inevitably …

Society

The way we talk about warzones determines what we can learn from them

Earlier this week, Bloomberg News published a beautifully done info-graphic “The Ungoverned World,” providing information on “places across the globe where warlords, separatists, drug cartels, or terror groups have seized territory within a sovereign nation, leaving the government with little or no …

Africa

Is Sexism All in Your Brain?

A new study says the brains of misogynists are also super-dense in regions that control fear and anger. But there’s a twist.<p>Sexism is deeply …

Jeremy Hunt angers junior doctors by saying some are paid 'danger money'

Health secretary says those who work more than 56 hours a week are paid what is known in the NHS as ‘danger money’ - but doctors refute the term<p>Junior doctors have expressed their anger at the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, for claiming they are paid “danger money” when they work more than the …

Radiation Therapy

Travel Tip: Sign Translator Apps and Technology

We’ve talked about using apps to help translate languages in foreign countries. But what about translating signs or menus? Well, that technology is …

Apps

Norwegian’s Ambitious Growth Plans Widens Annual Loss for 2014

Norwegian Air Shuttle AS reported a wider annual loss than analysts had predicted as the Scandinavian low-cost airline’s rapid expansion and fuel …

Aviation

From Lisbon with love: the best city spots for romance

Lisbon is the perfect Valentine's date – bright, charismatic, naturally good-looking, fun-loving and ever the dreamer. Romance literally embraces you on every street corner here, be it the way the cobbles shimmer like silver after the rain, the plaintive wail of <i>fado</i> song drifting through open …

European Travel

Top 10: the best budget hotels in Amsterdam

An insider's guide to the best cheap hotels in Amsterdam, including the top affordable places to stay for canal views, stylish design, fun bars and interesting architecture, in locations including the canal ring, Jordaan, De Pijp and Rembrandtplein.<p>Volkshotel<p>Southeast of the historic canal area, …

30 Jaw-Dropping Pieces Of Bristol Street Art

There's more to us than Banksy.<p>Upfest, Europe's largest street art and graffiti festival, will be held in Bristol in July 2015. To find out more, visit upfest.co.uk.

Streetwear

Hope Outdoor Gallery

Having grown up in Philadelphia, graffiti is something I’m quite accustomed to seeing. It used to be one of my favorite things about the train ride …

Winter break in Lisbon

How can one not fall in love with Lisbon! When you walk the streets of this city, in tourist areas or less known places, you see art everywhere. …

Streetwear

Cut It Out @Urban Nation, Berlin

A couple of friends of Juxtapoz collaborating on this show. Henrik Haven, who is based in Copenhagen and has contributed to both the print and web …

Streetwear

Buddhist Cave Temples Are Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous (PHOTOS)

After seeing these stunning Buddhist temples located inside caves, we want to drop everything that we are currently doing and visit them.<p>The isolation of these sites serves to intensify the spiritual connection experienced by visitors. While some places of worship use architectural height to draw …

A Single Thread Wrapped Around Thousands of Nails

Kumi Yamashita, whose mind-blowing shadow artworks have been featured before, uses a single, unbroken thread wrapped around thousands of nails to …

Lose Yourself in the Eerie GIFs of DarkAngelØne

Fabrics and textures come to life in these surreal animated portraits.<p><i>This article originally appeared on The Creators Project Netherlands.</i><p>When I was young, someone once told me that different materials could convey different emotions. In his new series, <i>poison</i>, DarkAngelØne proves that the adage …

Art

A visual journey through the street art of Cuenca, Ecuador

In Ecuador, the urban art movement is absolutely massive. Check out some examples — absolutely exploding with color and layers of meaning — in the 17 …

Streetwear

Brazil prison escape follows seduction

<b>Sao Paulo (CNN) —</b> Call it a prison break that left little to the imagination.<p>Two women, dressed in skimpy, "sexy" police officer costumes, allegedly showed up at a prison in Brazil's interior Mato Grosso state on Thursday, according to local media reports.<p>The women talked guards into letting them …

Prison Breaks

Mexico's 'Queen of the Pacific' released from prison

Read this story in Spanish at CNNMexico.com<p><b>(CNN) —</b> In Mexico's male-dominated drug trade, her life story became a legend.<p>Now, after more than seven years behind bars, the woman known as "The Queen of the Pacific" is free. A judge ruled in favor of her appeal last week, Mexico's Attorney General's …

Mexico

After Ebola: See Life Returning to Normal in Liberia

Boys play on the beach next to the Atlantic Ocean in the West Point township on Jan. 31, 2015 in Monrovia, Liberia.<br>John Moore-Getty Images<p>1 of 25<p>With …

Disease

A heavy-handed propaganda video prompts China-loving bloggers to curse the Communist Party

Last year, a slick video with sweeping landscapes and swelling music that extolled the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) efforts to fulfill the “Chinese Dream” was released on the video site Youku. As Quartz pointed out at the time, the video was an attempt at sophisticated propaganda, and targeted …

China

Nigeria’s military is holding democracy to ransom while it struggles against Boko Haram

Nigeria has had a long and tumultuous relationship with its military, which ran the country for more than half of 54 years since its independence. Since the establishment of the fourth republic in 1999, most Nigerians see military dictatorships as a thing of the country’s inglorious past.<p>That’s why …

Africa

Photographer Preserves 'Dying Breed' in Brooklyn Community

Text Messaging

2014 was a year of sport mismanagement

The sporting year 2014 will be remembered, depending on what sport you are a fan of, for the odd moment of individual brilliance, a dramatic team collapse and the enduring excellence of a couple of veterans. The thing is, examples of achievement and failure can of course be found in every sport, …

Corruption

Sunset

Mexico highlight alert - this original, art nouveau, stained-glass ceiling at the Gran Hotel Ciudad (once a department store) designed by French artisan Jacques Gruber. The pattern of the glass ceiling is meant to evoke the railroad, which at that time was the symbol of modernity. Mexico City has offered yet another beautiful experience. #mexico #mexicocity #travel #design #artnouveau #stainedglass #camroninmexico #granhotelciudad #jacquesgruber