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The Dolmens of Sicily

It is a well-known fact that Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean sea, went through a quite complex prehistoric period. So much so that it …

When immigrants to America were white

Before white settlers racialised the notions of citizenship and immigration, America was a more equal and fair place.<p>Happy Native American Heritage Month! In this "Make America Great Again" era, where white nationalists (and your nextdoor neighbours who claim not to be white nationalists) rail …

The Best Secret Beach Towns in Mexico

With nearly 6,000 miles of coastline, ranging from the rough waters of the Pacific Ocean to the tranquil turquoise seas of the Caribbean, Mexico has …

Mexico

The failed dream of a Russian revolution

The legacy of the Russian Revolution obliges, one hundred years later, neither celebration nor mourning.<p>Exactly one hundred years ago today, in the evening of October 25, 1917, the Winter Palace in Petrograd (today's St Petersburg) was stormed. This event marked the beginning of the Great October …

What Is Che Guevara’s Legacy 50 Years After His Death?

MEXICO CITY — Ernesto Che Guevara died 50 years ago in the wilds of Bolivia, near Vallegrande. He was captured in Quebrada del Yuro, a barren ravine close to the town of La Higuera, where he spent his last night in a small schoolhouse, which is still there. The following morning, he was executed, …

6 Best Road Trips

See granite domes, desert landscapes and rare wildlife on this 1,564-mile adventure. On the way stop at two museums, a really clean one and an artsy …

Christopher Columbus: Setting the Record Straight

Few stories in American history are as monolithic as the story of Columbus's "discovery" of America, and American children grow up believing a tale …

Che Guevara’s Fiery Life and Bloody Death

Fifty years ago, the news spread rapidly around the world: Che Guevara was dead, again, and this time, it seemed likely to be true.<p>Still, news organizations were wary. The day after he was shot to death in a village schoolhouse by Bolivian forces, the third sentence of a front-page New York Times …

Columbus Day has been controversial since it was established, and its history is even more gruesome than you realize

<b>• Some locales around the US have replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day.</b><p><b>• Observance of the holiday in North America dates back to colonial times.</b><p>• <b>The general public has become increasingly aware of the dark side of Christopher Columbus's legacy, causing controversy.</b><p>Columbus Day has …

History

How Che Guevara's Face Became The Most Enduring Political Image Of All-Time

<b>Half a century after his death,</b> Che Guevara is bigger than ever. The revolutionary immortalised in Alberto Korda's brooding portrait, which has been …

Ottoman Empire on the Offensive: 1300 - 1600 - Timeline of the Crusades

A Timeline of the Crusades, 1300 - 1600: Christianity vs. Islam<p>Although the Crusades themselves were long finished, Christian Europe continued to be …

What Was the Yuan Dynasty?

The Yuan Dynasty was the ethnic-Mongolian dynasty that ruled China from 1279 to 1368 found in 1271 by Kublai Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan. The …

The most scenic train routes in the U.S.

Keep the romance of riding the rails alive<p>Although train travel is often cheaper than flying, it’s certainly a leisurely and scenic way of getting from point A to point to point B—if you have the luxury of time, of course. Below are 12 majestic train routes across the United States—some on …

The Mongol Empire

Between 1206 and 1368, an obscure group of Central Asian nomads exploded across the steppes and established the world's largest contiguous empire in …

World History

‘Suicide Squad’s Adam Beach On Why Casting Of Others For Native American Roles Is So Hurtful

<i>Editors’ Note: The casting of non-Native Americans to play Native American characters has its roots in the earliest days of cinema. Though rarer</i> …

Why the fall of the Medellin cartel failed to stop the flow of drugs, according to a DEA agent who hunted Escobar

Under the leadership of Pablo Escobar, the Medellin cartel moved immense amounts of drugs and brought in stratospheric profits.<p>By one measure, they were raking in $420 million a week by the mid-1980s, and by the end of the decade the cartel reportedly supplied 80% of the world's cocaine.<p>Such …

Mexico

Hmong pot growers in Siskiyou County seeking identity, profit — or both

The narcotics officer stood on a windswept ridge near the Oregon border and surveyed the fields cut into the hills below, a landscape resembling a lost piece of wine country.<p>The terraces of Siskiyou County, however, were planted in cannabis.<p>More than 1,500 Hmong farmers in the last two years have …

What the Cali cartel learned from Pablo Escobar, according to a DEA agent who hunted both of them

Medellin cartel chief Pablo Escobar had his life snuffed out on December 2, 1993, but his reputation as a brutal and prolific drug trafficker has lived on.<p>Though he reigned over the Colombian underworld for years, he was not the only game in town.<p>Chief among his rivals was the Cali cartel, based in …

Mexico

Los Cabos is no longer a haven from Mexico's bloodshed

On a recent balmy afternoon in Los Cabos, as tourists and locals frolicked in the sparkling blue sea, a group of men toting automatic weapons stormed onto a crowded beach.<p>By the time the attackers fled, three men lay dead beneath a grove of palm trees — another sign that the violence roiling other …

Mexico

Sicily. Now's the Time to Go. Here's Why...

<b>If you haven’t been to Sicily, you should. It really is that simple. Here’s why you need to start planning your trip to this Italian gem right …

Italy

47 Years Ago: Native Activists Occupied Mount Rushmore to Protest Treaty Violations

The U.S. government used flimsy treaties to control and subjugate Native peoples throughout the mid-to-late-1800s. One of those treaties, known …

Mount Rushmore

Here's Why You Should Think Twice Before Heading to Tulum

Everything you need to know about the new State Department warning.<p>Over the past few years, Tulum has become one of Mexico's hottest tourist destinations, thanks to the small coastal town's Instagram-worthy blue water, white sand beaches, and Mayan ruins.<p>But on Wednesday, the U.S. State Department …

The world's most beautiful budget train journeys (prices from 42p)

Trains

Beautiful Latin American Destinations That Are Better Than Europe

For Americans who want to take a trip, Europe has long held the big glamour spots. The beaches of the French Riviera, the ski chalets of the Swiss …

Sicily: 1,800-year-old Roman villa is the largest and most extravagant ever excavated

The spectacular villa was occupied for 500 years straight.<p>Archaeologists have revealed the remains of a 5,000-square-metre Roman villa in Italy …

When Russia Owned Part of America

Mikhail Malakhov has been to the North Pole 31 times, he says, following in the footsteps of generations of Russian explorers.<p>He even did a trip on skis.<p>So his latest adventure is a cinch. For nearly a month, Mr. Malakhov has been kayaking upriver with the salmon and hiking through mountainous bear …

10,000 Gallons of Tainted Alcohol Were Seized From Mexican Resorts

<b>Correction appended, August 15, 2017</b><p>Mexican authorities seized 10,000 gallons of illegal alcohol this week after discovering an illicit manufacturer …

Who is Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman and when does the Mexican drug lord go on trial?

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is the head of one of Mexico's most violent drugs gangs, the Sinaloa Cartel, and for decades oversaw the trafficking of billions of dollars in narcotics into America and around the world.<p>He made international headlines for escaping from maximum security prisons twice in …