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How Should Medellín Deal With "Escobar Tourism"?

How Should Medellín Deal With "Escobar Tourism"?

Worldcrunch.com / EL ESPECTADOR MEDELLÍN — The city of Medellín wants to find ways to properly honor victims of drug violence, with actions including demolishing an abandoned building that once

Postcard From The Korean DMZ, The Last Cold War Border

Worldcrunch.com / LES ECHOS TONGILCHON — Kim Dan-geum would never have thought of the DMZ as an escape route. In September 2013, like all North Korean defectors, she opted instead to cross the
Drug Wars Or Defense, What Role For Military In Latin America?

Drug Wars Or Defense, What Role For Military In Latin America?

Worldcrunch.com / CLARIN -Analysis-BUENOS AIRES — The end of the Cold War ushered in a new phase in military relations between the United States and Latin America. As the region's dictatorships
Anti-Semitism In German Rap, A Loaded Question

Anti-Semitism In German Rap, A Loaded Question

Worldcrunch.com / SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG -Essay-MUNICH — Artists are now using anti-Semitism and Islamism to shock, and that’s not surprising. But if both listeners and rappers started to finally
Why Big Tech Hasn't Joined The Crypto-Revolution

Why Big Tech Hasn't Joined The Crypto-Revolution

Worldcrunch.com / BLOOMBERG NEWS LONDON — Pop quiz: Which of Alphabet Inc., Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. has shouted most to investors about Bitcoin or
Crime In Mexico, Getting Used To A Warped Idea Of Normal

Crime In Mexico, Getting Used To A Warped Idea Of Normal

Worldcrunch.com / AMERICA ECONOMIA -Analysis-MEXICO CITY — The world changes when people grow accustomed to the unacceptable, and come to view unnatural states like physical insecurity as
Oui To EU, But Macron Is Pushing European Integration Too Far

Oui To EU, But Macron Is Pushing European Integration Too Far

Worldcrunch.com / LES ECHOS -OpEd-PARIS — At a time when nationalism is coming back to life across the continent, the pro-European activism of Emmanuel Macron is to be applauded. The emergence of

Watch: Oneshot—Cannes Film Festival: Sophia Loren And Alain Delon

Worldcrunch.com / ONESHOT With the current edition in full swing, OneShot has produced a series of videos with the French public audiovisual institute INA from their Cannes photographic archives.
Argentina Crisis: Will We Learn Our Economic History Lesson?

Argentina Crisis: Will We Learn Our Economic History Lesson?

Worldcrunch.com / CLARIN -Analysis-BUENOS AIRES — A year ago I wrote in this newspaper that Argentina — as it so often has in the face of crises brought on by over-spending and protectionism — was
Hungry Students? Postponed Exams? Ramadan In German Schools

Hungry Students? Postponed Exams? Ramadan In German Schools

Worldcrunch.com / DIE WELT BERLIN — This past week marked the beginning of a period of peace and quiet for Muslims around the world. It is Ramadan, a month dedicated to reflection, prayers, and
Brunch: America’s Response To Sunday Mass

Brunch: America’s Response To Sunday Mass

Worldcrunch.com / THE WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON — "How," a woman next to me muttered, "can you have mimosas and no orange juice?"We were at the bottomless mimosa refill station at BrunchCon, a
Low Pay, Limited Freedom: Dark Days For Egypt's Journalists

Low Pay, Limited Freedom: Dark Days For Egypt's Journalists

Worldcrunch.com / MADA MASR CAIRO — Nine years ago, Ahmed Khalaf, 29, started working as a culture journalist for the website of a state-owned newspaper. But his salary was so low it hardly
Exclusive - Lula's Letter From Jail: Brazil Needs Me More Than Ever

Exclusive - Lula's Letter From Jail: Brazil Needs Me More Than Ever

Worldcrunch.com / LE MONDE SAO PAULO — I am a candidate for the Brazilian presidency in October's elections, because I have committed no crime and because I know I can act to put the country back
"'Anti-Tourist" Turnstiles Under Fire In Venice

"'Anti-Tourist" Turnstiles Under Fire In Venice

Worldcrunch.com / LA STAMPA VENICE — Venice and its 80,000 regular inhabitants are drowning in tourists. Some 30 million flock to its famous canals every year, stressing the infrastructure. Fed
Reading Tea Leaves In Pyongyang

Reading Tea Leaves In Pyongyang

Worldcrunch.com / YONDER WASHINGTON — When Kim Jong-un came out in the open, analysts, spies and all kind of experts were running through the footage, sound bites, testimonies, intelligence
Fighting For Rights Of India's Women Garment Workers

Fighting For Rights Of India's Women Garment Workers

Worldcrunch.com / THE WIRE NAROL — Situated on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, in the northwestern state of Gujarat, Narol is a very large industrial hub that manufactures readymade garments,
A Bloody Contrast, 24 World Front Pages After Gaza Killings

A Bloody Contrast, 24 World Front Pages After Gaza Killings

Worldcrunch.com / WORLDCRUNCH PARIS — The world reacted in a chorus of shock Tuesday after the deadliest day in Gaza since 2014, as Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinians protesting at the
Albanian Abandon

Albanian Abandon

Worldcrunch.com / WORLDCRUNCH After six decades of good old film photography, I decided a couple of years ago that it was time to switch to a digital camera. One of the first series with my new
Colombians Work to Reconcile Cattle Farming And Forests

Colombians Work to Reconcile Cattle Farming And Forests

Worldcrunch.com / EL ESPECTADOR BOGOTÁ — An ambitious project to make livestock farming sustainable in Colombia is yielding results almost a decade after its implementation in 83 districts. Its
How 3D Printing Is Helping Fine-Tune German Industry

How 3D Printing Is Helping Fine-Tune German Industry

Worldcrunch.com / DIE WELT MUNICH — Eos was the goddess of dawn in ancient Athens. The rosy-fingered beauty in a saffron-yellow robe had an ability that set her apart from all the other titans in