Claudia Mendoza

7 Added | 2 Magazines | 1 Like | 1 Following | @ClaudiaMenduc1v | Student at the American University of Rome. Journalist wannabe. Socialist.

Why the language we use to talk about refugees matters so much

In an interview with British news station ITV on Thursday, David Cameron told viewers that the French port of Calais was safe and secure, despite a "swarm" of migrants trying to gain access to Britain. Rival politicians soon rushed to criticize the British prime minister's language: Even Nigel …

North Africa
Angela Merkel

The migrant crisis is dividing Germany all over again

The small eastern German town of Heidenau made headlines, as several hundred supporters of the far-right National Democratic Party shouted "Heil Hitler" and clashed with police at anti-refugee riots last weekend. It also highlighted a continuing divide between Germany's east and west.<p>Once a …

Europe

First trainloads of Syrian asylum-seekers reach Germany

NICKELSDORF, Austria — A column of thousands of people fleeing war and poverty made it to Western Europe on Saturday, after forcing Hungary’s anti-<br>immigrant leaders to yield in a days-long campaign to turn them back. But with a fresh rush of migrants at Europe’s borders, the broader refugee crisis …

Angela Merkel

Europe’s Rising Star: Antwerp

A welcome understatement infuses the northern Belgian city of <b>Antwerp</b>, though it has plenty to shout about: its Gothic cathedral; the ornamented guild houses lining the Grote Markt; and the Museum Plantin-Moretus, home to the world’s oldest printing presses.<p>Even those who don’t enjoy clothes …

Ann Demeulemeester

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