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Venezuela’s New Sparta, A Gem of the Caribbean

Located off the northeast Caribbean coast of Venezuela is a state with the surprising name of "Nueva Esparta," or "New Sparta."

Greece to Honor Haiti in FM’s Visit

Greece will honor Haiti for being the first nation in the world to recognize Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1821.

Alexandra Echavarri Releases First Single: ‘Round and Round’

A good and old friend of Greece, the Puerto Rican artist Alexandra Echavarri released her first single entitled “Round and Round” recently.

Ouzo Restaurant: A Taste of Greece in Santa Marta, Colombia

The ''Ouzo'' restaurant is the best choice for those who want to experience the Greek and Mediterranean cuisine in Santa Marta, Colombia

China Cultural Center in Athens Launches Virtual Kung Fu Competition

In cooperation with the Chinese Embassy in Athens, the China Cultural Center in Athens has launched a virtual kung fu and video contest.

Turkey and US in Row Over Killings in Iraq

In a very unusual move, Turkey recalled its ambassador to Washington on Monday over a statement made by the United States regarding the recent killing of thirteen kidnapped Turks in the nation of Iraq. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared...

Pfizer Vaccine Shows Amazing Results in Israel

Israel reported on Sunday a 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 infections among 600,000 people who had received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The Health maintenance organization (HMO) called Clalit, which covers more than half of all Israelis, said the same group...

The Enslaved Greek who Rose to Become Ruler of Tunisia

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

The Turbulent Story of Greeks in South Africa

Despite being persecuted and discriminated against for decades, Greeks in South Africa managed to rise socially and prosper, with several of them becoming very successful and wealthy. Today, they remain one of the most important beacons of Hellenism among...

The Greek Teacher Bridging the Cultural Divide in China

By Xu Yan “It’s all Greek to me” is an idiom that people use to express something that is difficult to understand. But Greek people use “It strikes me as Chinese” to describe this concept. Greek and Chinese are known as...

World Holds its Breath this Christmas Season As Coronavirus Vaccinations Begin

The approval of vaccines against Covid-19 and the beginning of their distribution bring some consolation this Christmas, but the increase in coronavirus cases worldwide is accompanied by the imposition of stricter restrictions on travel and family gatherings at this...

Powerful Film Portrays Devastation of Greek Community after Beirut Apocalypse

A new film by journalist George Eid, who is part of the Greek community of Beirut, Lebanon, portrays the devastating effects of the August 4, 2020 blast that occurred at the port of the city -- but also shows...

Concordia Summit Addresses Latin American/Western Hemisphere Challenges

Business and governmental leaders, non-governmental representatives and impressive young minds came together digitally on December 3 in the Concordia Summit in an effort to address problems in Latin America and the Western Hemisphere. In the fifth annual Americas Summit, the...

Capital Link’s Hong Kong Maritime Forum Focuses on Global Trade, Pandemic Issues

The second annual Hong Kong Maritime Forum, titled “Hong Kong - Global Industry & Thought Leadership: Building on Tradition & Innovation” took place on December 1, bringing business leaders together to address the pressing trade issues of our times. Held for...

Greek Sailors Held Hostage by Pirates Off the Coast of Nigeria Freed

After twelve days of negotiations, the three Greek sailors held captive by pirates off the coast of Nigeria were freed late Friday night. The ordeal began back on November 16, when pirates attacked the ship named "Stelios K" in the...