Lula Regains Control in Brazil After Day of Riots by Bolsonaro Supporters
Supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed Brazil’s Congress and presidential offices on Sunday over claims of a rigged election.
The First President of Argentina Was Greek
Few people know today that the first president of the unified Republic of Argentina was of Greek descent. Bartolome Mitre Martinez was born on June 26, 1821 in Buenos Aires to a Greek family whose last name was originally...
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 Sailor From Hydra Who Became War Hero in Argentina
A Greek sailor from Hydra named Nicholas Kolmaniatis, who would be known most of his life as Nicholas Jorge, became a war hero in Argentina in the 19th century. As a Hydriot, I had been raised on a pantheon of...
Lula Wins Brazil Presidential Election; Ousts Bolsonaro
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva ousted President Jair Bolsonaro by winning a second election round in Brazil that many have described as a political thriller up to the last minute. Left-wing da Silva has stunningly gone from prisoner to president-elect...
Colombia, Venezuela Reopen Border After Seven Years
The border between Colombia and Venezuela officially reopened this Monday. The two countries had closed their borders seven years ago. The symbolic act was attended by Colombian President Gustavo Petro and took place on the Simón Bolívar International Bridge, the...
Greek Culture Through the Eyes of a Philhellene in Argentina
Bianca Pierce, a young woman from Argentina, is committed to keeping Greek culture alive in her country. By Bianca Pierce I think I have written and erased this text about three hundred times since it is difficult for me to put...
WHO: New Coronavirus Variant “Mu” May Be Resistant to Vaccines
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday it is monitoring a new coronavirus variant known as "Mu," which was first identified in Colombia in January of 2021. Mu, known scientifically as B.1.621, has been classified as a "variant of...
Cuba Protests: US, Greece, and other Countries Release Joint Statement
The United States, Greece, and several other countries have released a joint statement condemning the Cuban government's response to the demonstrations that took place in the country this past month. The other countries that co-signed the statement were Austria,...
Bitcoin: El Salvador’s Grand Experiment
El Salvador has become the first nation to adopt the Bitcoin as legal tender, this marks a change in the reputation of the cryptocurrency.