More than four million Venezuelans have fled their country’s economic and political crisis in the last five years, most to neighboring nations such as Colombia. But some, including newspaper editor Miguel Henrique Otero, have regrouped in the country’s former colonial power across the Atlantic.
Most of the protests across various cities in Spain’s northeast region of Catalonia have been relatively calm, with people of all ages attending, including families with small children and dogs wearing pro-independence bandanas. But at night, as protests led by student organizations take over, the mood changes.
"We're not going to stop thinking what we think, ideals can't be derailed by [jail] sentences," said Oriol Jungqueras, Catalan separatist who was given the longest sentence of 13 years for his role in a failed bid for secession. Jungqueras said a new referendum was "inevitable."
Woodstock 50th anniversary music festival has been officially canceled. Carlos Santana, who performed at the epic 1969 Woodstock festival, talks to The World about the power of music to unite and heal a troubled world.
Despite the many positive changes social services have made in many people's lives, it has a dark past in many of history's most brutal regimes. One way the profession of social services could come to terms with this past is through a truth and reconciliation commission.
The nationalist, anti-immigration Vox won about 10 percent of the votes in a national election last month to become the first far-right party with a significant number of lawmakers since the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975.
Among the 845 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a surprisingly high number are located in just a few European countries, and even more are based off European influence. This has serious implications about the cultural preservation for the history of much of the rest of the world's people.
Hernando Colón was the illegitimate son of famed explorer Christopher Columbus. His love of books inspired him to attempt an ambitious dream: store all of the world's books in one place. He summarized much of the information in his "Libro de los Epítomes," which has recently been rediscovered.
The World's Gerry Hadden reports that Spain is pressing for the release of three Spanish citizens held in Chad. The three are members of the airplane crew hired by the humanitarian group Zoe's Ark to fly children out of the African country. The Spaniards and their Belgian captain are being held on charges of being accessories to an attempted kidnapping of the kids.
Spain's King Juan Carlos and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez made headlines last week when the Spanish King told Chavez to "shut up" at a leadership summit. Actually he used a few more words than that, and as The World's Clark Boyd reports, those words have taken on a life of their own in cyberspace.
The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Spain on tensions between the government there and extreme right-wing groups. Spanish authorities are bracing for a spate of demonstrations by the extreme right on November 20th. The events are timed to coincide with the anniversary of of the death of long-time fascist dictator Francisco Franco.
Today's geo answer is the Ebro River in Spain. It's the site of one of the last battles of the Spanish Civil War. Many Americans fought in the Spanish Civil War...and their stories are chronicled by a group called the Lincoln Brigade Archives. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from the group's chairman, Peter Carroll.
The World's Gerry Hadden reports that Spain is struggling to cope with a severe drought, and the problem has led to water shortages, and in the Mediterranean port city of Barcelona, to a plan to bring in drinking water via tanker ships.