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Why Venezuelans protest

In the past month, there have been over a dozen major street protests in Venezuela, each attracting hundreds of thousands of people. Many smaller...

How the Turkish referendum affected the war in Syria

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There are some outstanding journalists covering the Syrian war - Clarissa Ward is on of them. Listen to her give her take in an...

Who voted for Chávez? An interactive diagram

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For the documentary Venezuela in Context, we wanted to know if it’s true what the Venezuelan government claims: that it represents the poor and working...

11. April 2002: Chronology of the violence on Baralt Avenue

15 years ago, on 11. April 2002, a peaceful protest of around 1 million people against the then unpopular government of Hugo Chávez ended...

The reasons behind the rise of ‹Islamic State›

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The self-proclaimed ‹Islamic State› is the jihadi militia that tries to found a state in Syria and Iraq. But why could ISIS expand so...

Why is there a war in Syria?

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Vox has created a sound short explanation of the alliances behind the Syrian war.

¿Quién votó por el chavismo? Un diagrama interactivo

Para nuestro documental Venezuela en Contexto, queríamos saber si realmente es verdad lo que dice el gobierno: que él representa las clases trabajadoras y...

What’s going on with El Contexto lately?

Dear readers, I've accidentally deleted the SQL database as I was doing maintenance work. My hosting company and I both didn't have a backup. I...