Dominican Republic

Global Politics

Dominican Dictatorship Remembered

For the Geo Quiz this time: we're looking for a city in the Caribbean once nicknamed "Ciudad Trujillo" or Trujillo's City. The name dates back to the 1930s when this city in the Dominican Republic was ruled by the dictator Rafael Trujillo.

Conflict & Justice

Have a cigar!

Our Geo Quiz is about cigars this time. The best cigars come from Cuba. At least that's what cigar aficionados say. But it's been illegal to import Cuban cigars to the US since the 1960s. We want you to name two of the most popular with cigar lovers.

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Environment

UN Climate Secretariat meets with renewed sense of urgency

In recent climate change negotiations, very little progress was made because of conflicts between the largest emitting countries. But with devastating storms, linked broadly to changes in climate, increasing across all corners of the globe, the least developed countries are growing louder in their demands for immediate action.

Global Scan

Why does this Ukrainian have a green stain on his face?

Protests in Ukraine have dragged on for months, with little progress. Among protesters, there's a little-known weapon that's not especially dangerous, but is a real pain. It's a topical antibiotic and it turns skin green. That story and more, in today's Global Scan.