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

How you can support the Nepal earthquake relief efforts

by Jeromy Slaby
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The death toll in Nepal is rising disturbingly fast

by Peter Gelling

Amsterdam’s radical solution to its bike invasion

by Morgane Croissant
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5 signs that Cuba is already very much open to Americans

by Simeon Tegel

Hungry Gaza finds sustenance in urban gardening (PHOTOS)

by Rebecca Collard
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How a little Welsh town saved itself by becoming Britain’s wacky contest capital

by Corinne Purtill

7 historic presidential trips abroad (and trivia to impress your friends)

by Scott Brannon

Drone footage of Auschwitz preserves WWII history in a new way

by Katka Lapelosová

Ebola has now killed a third of the world’s gorilla and chimpanzee populations

by Allison Jackson

Americans involved in fatal bus crash in Panama

by Carlo Alcos
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Remembering the 17 victims of the Paris attacks

by Allison Jackson

Inside Charlie Hebdo: The Paris attack targeted paper that mocked fundamentalists

by Paul Ames

Here’s one reason Southeast Asia’s skies are getting so chaotic

by Patrick Winn

I have never known a Cuba that wasn’t blockaded

by Sandra Alvarez
1

Think it’s just Putin who runs Russia? Guess again

by Dan Peleschuk

Google’s year-in-review video will give you serious chills

by Matt Hershberger
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7 reasons LGBT travelers can be proud of 2014

by Meg Ten Eyck

20 headlines from 2014 that made us proud to be Vancouverites

by Tony Hajdu
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