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Asian Politics Personal experiences US politics

Black Lives Matter also surfaces in Taipei

A Black Lives Matter rally was recently held in Taipei, in which members of Taiwan’s indigenous community participated.

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Environmental politics Spanish politics

New green tax in Spain on single use packaging

Single use packaging in Spain will be taxed from next summer on.

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Customs and traditions European Politics

Jean Raspail, a pessimistic visionary

In his visionary 1973 novel The Camp of the Saints, Jean Raspail predicted the downfall of Europe due to uncontrolled mass immigration.

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Latin American history Spanish history

70 years ago, Mexican president suggested language cooperation

In 1950, Mexican president Miguel Alemán laid the foundation stone for language cooperation in the Spanish-speaking world.

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Asian history Personal experiences

Why I chose Taiwan over China

Since I began studying Sinology, for various policy-related reasons my heart beat for Taiwan.

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European history Religion

Papal apology for the Inquisition 20 years ago

In March 2000, Pope John Paul II issued a historic apology for the Inquisition in the name of the Catholic Church.

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Spanish politics

Minister reminds colleague there’s no slavery in Spain

The Spanish Minister of Agriculture disagrees with the Minister of Labor and Social Economy about slavery in modern Spain.

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European history

Operation Weserübung: Germany conquers Denmark and Norway

During Operation Weserübung, the German invasion of Denmark and Norway, both countries fared very differently.

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Customs and traditions European Politics

Less sexual discrimination, but more censorship in Switzerland

Swiss recently voted to make sexual discrimination illegal. What are the implications of that decision?

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Personal experiences Spanish politics

Communist comments about teleworking

Spain’s labor laws are very protective of workers, and a communist Minister of Labor is unlikely to change that.