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Vietnam: The War That Killed Trust

In the early spring of 1967, I was in the middle of a heated 2 a.m. hallway discussion with fellow students at Yale about the Vietnam War. I was from a small town in Oregon, and I had already joined the Marine Corps Reserve. My friends were mostly from East Coast prep schools. One said that Lyndon …

Puerto Rico’s Superman is a Super-Woman from Brooklyn

'La Borinqueña' is a climate-defending, genre-defying superhero.<p>Since Superman’s debut in 1938, the world has become accustomed to watching white men with a self-proclaimed sense of moral superiority repeatedly save the world, while sporting fluorescent-colored tights. In the face of public …

Puerto Rico celebrates 1st female U.S. Congress representative | The Star

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO—A woman is for the first time serving as Puerto Rico’s representative in U.S. Congress.<p>Jenniffer Gonzalez was being sworn in on …

The enormous challenges left to us in Puerto Rico

The United States Territory of Puerto Rico is entering the second decade of an historic economic recession. According to official data from the …

Puerto Rico’s New Governor Takes Over as Debt Crisis Reaches Climax

After a series of record-setting defaults, Puerto Rico is slowly moving toward ending its debt crisis under a new governor who has pledged to work …

Puerto Rico's representative makes renewed push for statehood

Less than 24 hours after being sworn in, Puerto Rico's new representative in Congress filed a bill that would make the island the 51st state by …

One city in Portugal is offering 'solidarity lockers' to the homeless to help get them back on track

Silva and other homeless people use the metal cabinets to store their belongings, which they used to drag around the hilly, cobblestone streets of the Portuguese capital in boxes, bags or shopping carts.<p>"These lockers are very important," he said holding open the door to his locker where he stores …

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A Project to “Rewild” Europe, Brings a Safari-Style Camp to Portugal

Even if you have never been to a modern African safari camp, you probably know what one looks like. Wooden platforms with the skeletal outline of a …

'UK Jews seeking Portuguese citizenship surged 80-fold after Brexit'

In the two months following the June 23 vote, a Jewish community in Portugal reportedly received some 400 applications compared to just 5 prior to …

Casa No Tempo: A Minimalist Retreat in the Portuguese Countryside

Situated on 900 acres of rural landscape complete with cork trees, pastures, fields, and endless lakes and streams, Casa No Tempo is a humble …

Portugal proves a whole country can run on renewables alone

<b>In May 2016, Portugal managed to run for four and a half days on renewable electricity alone, thanks to favourable weather and the use of 83</b> …

Renewable Energy

Pereira returns to United from loan spell

<b>Manchester United have recalled Joel Castro Pereira from his loan spell at Belenenses in Portugal.</b><p>Jose Mourinho recently suggested the plan is for …

15 Reasons Portugal Is the Country to Visit in 2017

What comes to mind when you think of Portugal? Native son soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo? Or maybe you remember Magellan the Explorer and the Age of Discovery from your history classes. The country on the edge of the European continent has a lot more than that going for it, both in its past and …

European Travel

Double Tax Treaties in Portugal

The agreements to <b>avoid double taxation</b> constitute an important instrument of international tax law.<p>In the absence of an international harmonization …

Lone Star Is Picked for Talks to Buy Portugal’s Novo Banco

Lone Star Funds was selected by Portugal’s central bank as the best-placed bidder to conclude talks on the purchase of Novo Banco SA, the lender that …

Why Portugal could be key to helping India strike trade, security deals from South America to Africa

Prime Minister Costa, who arrives on a visit on Saturday, could assist Delhi in building ties with Lusophone countries such as Brazil, Angola and …

India

MoMA PS1 Director Klaus Biesenbach Is Really Into Puerto Rico's Rainforest Cafés

Ever fond of an art-world field trip, this weekend MoMA PS1 director and MoMA's curator at large Klaus Biesenbach is headed down to Puerto Rico's El Yunque, a tropical rainforest that's now hosting Puertos Ricos: A Festival of Arts and Natures, PS1's festival celebrating the Puerto Rican artist …

Forestry

'Birth of a Nation' actress Gabrielle Union: I cannot take Nate Parker rape allegations lightly

Twenty-four years ago I was raped at gunpoint in the cold, dark backroom of the Payless shoe store where I was then working. Two years ago I signed on to a brilliant script called "The Birth of a Nation," to play a woman who was raped. One month ago I was sent a story about Nate Parker, the very …

Gabrielle Union

Huntington Library sets out to decode thousands of Civil War telegrams hidden for a century: 'It's mind-boggling'

They ticked out news of typhoid, scurvy and fear. They spoke of long marches and vast battles. They hummed with frailty and humor, fretting over drunken soldiers and praising the unwavering president of a fraying republic. They clacked in broken rhythms that rang with the ominous: "We will not …

The First World War: a complete timeline

THE OPENING SHOTS: AUG - SEP 1914<p><b>August 4-25, 1914: German invasion of Belgium</b><p>German troops captured most of Belgium, including the fortress of Liège, with the Belgians losing 30,000 men and the Germans just 2,000.<p><b>August 7-25, 1914: Battle of the Frontiers</b><p>The French Plan XVII called for an …

Mexican-American Slam Poet Schools Donald Trump On U.S. History

"What I wanna know is who the f**k taught you history, Donald?"<p>Donald Trump may want to bust open a U.S. history book because he's about to get schooled.<p>Chicana slam poet Mercedez Holtry gave the GOP presidential candidate a lesson and a piece of her mind with her poem "We're Here to Stay," …

Gorgeous color photos from the Great Depression show life in one of America's darkest times

The US entered the Great Depression — one of history's great financial calamities — in the late 1920s, and the country spent most of the 1930s mired in a debilitating economic malaise.<p>It ultimately took the outbreak of World War II to help the US wrench itself out of the protracted slump.<p>Photos of …

3 Reasons You Should Care About Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis

The Puerto Rican debt crisis has yet to capture the political imagination of the American voter, if the presidential primary contests under way are …

Puerto Ricans Flee to the Dominican Republic to Escape Island's Economic Crisis

When it comes to migratory patterns in the Spanish Caribbean, most migrants are leaving the <b>Dominican Republic</b> for <b>Puerto Rico</b>. But with “<i>La Isla Del Encanto’s</i>” economic crisis pushing thousands of <i>puertorriqueños</i> out, the flow of migrants between these two islands is reversing.<p>It’s difficult to know …

10 reasons you should never date a Portuguese man

There’s no language you know that he doesn’t know.<p>Yes, he speaks Portuguese. But he also understands Spanish, knows some French he learnt at school, …

Living Rooms

Portugal’s President vetoes same-sex adoption law

The President of Portugal has blocked a law that would have equalised adoption laws for same-sex couples – just weeks before leaving office.<p>The new …