Turns out, Juan Rodriguez was the first non-Indian immigrant to settle in Manhattan. But he wasn't Dutch or English. Rather, he was from what is now the Dominican Republic. Reporter Von Diaz gets the back story on this little-known historical character.
In Iraq, sectarian violence between Sunni and Shia ethnic groups is once again spiking. Journalist Sahar Issa lives in Baghdad. She tells anchor Marco Werman that the hours after prayers on Friday are an especially fearful time in the capital.
The indigenous peoples of Brazil were facing "extermination" in 1967 when a commission of inquiry reported on conditions they were facing. The Report quickly "disappeared" under the military dictatorship, only to be re-discovered earlier this year.
Iraq doesn't feature much in US news headlines anymore. Not since American troops withdrew from the country in December of 2011. But these are troubled and bloody times in Iraq. A wave of sectarian violence is sweeping the country.
In Turkey, Kurdish culture is having something of a Renaissance. Public expressions of Kurdish culture are now legal. Now a new cultural center has opened for traditional Kurdish story-tellers to practice their ancient art.
Filmmaker Marian Marzynski survived the holocaust as a child in Poland by leaving his parents behind and hiding his identity. He recently returned to Poland with other child survivors, and they tell their stories in his new film, "Never Forget to Lie."
Polls suggest that a majority of Germans would like to see Barack Obama in the White House...but that doesn't mean they'd consider electing a minority to high office in their own country. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.
Nevada is considered a battleground state this presidential election season. The World's Matthew Bell reports on efforts by both the McCain and Obama campaigns to win over Nevada's Latino voters, a key constituency in a tight race.
Virginia has voted for the Republican presidential candidate in every election since 1952, except in 1964. This year may be different. And Virginia's Latino immigrant voters may play a critical role. The World's Jason Margolis has the story.
Harmeet Dhillon's political views fit right in in San Francisco. She's an ACLU member and supports abortion and gay rights. So it surprises some that the Indian-American is running for California's State Assembly as a Republican.
Correspondent Marisa Helms profiles a hip-hop artist from Minnesota's ethnic Hmong community. Tou Saiko Lee is using his music...and traditions from Hmong culture to get the young people in his community to vote.
The increasing sizable Latino vote has been called a "sleeping giant," that if awoken could change the course of the election . The World's Matthew Bell updates host Lisa Mullins with the latest on the Hispanic turnout.