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The Greek Diaspora Around the World

From ancient times to the modern day, Greeks of the diaspora have enriched the international community in across many fields.

Law on the Vote of Diaspora Will Not Be Changed, Greek Minister Says

The law on the vote for the Greek Diaspora will not be changed, despite the fact that only 3500 Greeks living abroad have registered to vote.

The Greek-American Patriots Who Made US History

Nick and Mary Mathews, who emigrated to the US and found prosperity there are symbols of the bond between Greece and the U.S.

Greeks of Puerto Rico: A Small but Vibrant Community in the Caribbean

The Greek diaspora can be found thriving across the world. Indeed, the Greeks of Puerto Rico have established a small but high-spirited community on the Caribbean island. With its warm tropical climate and friendly island culture, Puerto Rico, despite being...

The Greek Story in America Is Older Than You Think

Histories often conform to a narrative, which is often simplified or edited for reasons of brevity or emphasis. The typical Greek-American historical narrative will focus on the mass immigration of generally impoverished Greeks to the United States in the...

The Passion of the Greek Diaspora for Greece

Ever since ancient times, Greeks of the diaspora—those who have left their native land to establish a new life abroad—have enriched the international community. By Constantine Passaris Last year’s bicentennial celebrations of the Greek revolution of 1821 highlighted the passion of...

George Karlaftis: The Greek Freak of American Football?

Greek-born George Karlaftis is becoming the National Football League's (NFL) emerging star. Karlaftis, a rookie defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs, is just getting started. His position is known for rushing the passer and sacking quarterbacks. An emerging fan favorite,...

The Greeks of Alexandria, Egypt

The story of Hellenism in Alexandria goes back more than two millennia, when Alexander the Great established the city.

Dr. George Korkos, the Greek-American Founder of the Milwaukee Bucks

"Before Giannis there was another Greek. That was me, Dr. George Korkos," the founding owner of Milwaukee Bucks said with a big grin on his face as he shows the NBA Championship ring he still proudly wore almost...

The Greek Paradox: Why Do First Generation Greek-Australians Live Longer?

Scottish-Australian physician Norman Swan has made a complex discovery recently. Swan found that Greek-Australians, despite subscribing to potentially life-threatening practices and diets, have the second highest life expectancy behind the Japanese. Swan dubbed this situation "the Greek Paradox" in his...