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Meet the Greeks of Medellin, Colombia

The small Greek community of Medellin, Colombia--comprised mainly of entrepreneurs and professionals--is booming. Colombia's second-largest city, called the "City of Eternal Spring" for its temperate weather, has changed a great deal since the 1980's and 1990's, when it was regarded...

George Stravelakis: The Enslaved Greek who Became Ruler of Tunisia

George Stravelakis, sometimes called "Halkias," was an enslaved Greek man from the island of Chios who rose to become the Prime Minister of Tunisia in the 1860s. By Antonis Chaldeos Stravelakis was born in 1817 on the island of Chios. During the...

Sister Nectaria: The Only Greek in Kolkata Is Mother to Thousands

A Greek Orthodox nun in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India has become a symbol of the eternal fight against poverty, illiteracy, child trafficking and prostitution in the city. Sister Nectaria Paridisi, by most accounts the only Greek individual left in Kolkata,...