World Events

Every so often an event occurs of such importance that it reshapes the social, cultural, and sometimes physical landscape for travelers, locals, and everyone else.

A couple recent examples from the past months include the revolution in Egypt and the Japanese Tsunami.

Whenever possible, when world changing events occur, Matador will attempt to get a unique perspective from community members on the ground.

World Events Articles

Red light jihad: Islamic insurgency in Thailand’s strangest party town

by Patrick Winn

What Obama’s Cuban deal means for American travelers

by Rory Moulton

8 things that made New Yorkers proud in 2014

by Ashley Hufford

A bitter taste of freedom for Syria’s Kurds

by Cengiz Yar Jr.

Traveling in Putin’s shadow: A visit to Riga, Latvia

by Aaron Hamburger

Devastating footage from the aftermath of Hurricane Odile

by Katka Lapelosa

Inside JetBlue Flight 1416 when its engine fails

by Katka Lapelosa

What I know to be true in Israel and Palestine

by Rosa Lia June

24 images from a war zone: Rojava, Syria

by Cengiz Yar Jr.

What I miss about being deployed in Afghanistan

by Darren Jiron

Salvadoran woman explains how she came to America and built a new life

by Matt Hershberger

Unpacking the human narrative of Rwanda

by Meagan Hawes

A call for reform in the Peace Corps

by Emma Thieme

My Gaza war numbers

by Jennifer Myers

Dear Haifa, here is your story of love and occupation

by Haifa Koleilat

What fireworks look like when a drone drives through them [vid]

by Matt Hershberger

Refugee life: 23 images of the growing Syrian diaspora in Jordan

by David Maurice Smith

Meet the ultimate World Cup 2014 fan

by Stephanie Foden
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