Hooded Warbler, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Summer Tanager, Grasshopper Sparrow, 19 species of warblers and 89 species? All in 48 hours? It must be Monhegan!
Jeannette and I escaped for a quick trip to Monhegan Island this week. 1,117 more words
Protests Continue; Government Officials Resign Amid Corruption and Bribery Probes
On Saturday, May 16, an estimated 60,000 people gathered at the national palace in Guatemala City to denounce corruption and call for the resignation of top officials, including Otto Pérez Molina. 313 more words
From The Comanche Empire, by Pekka Hämäläinen (Yale U. Press, 2008), pp. 152-154:
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With the passing of the Indian Removal Act in 1830, the United States government began a wholesale relocation of eastern Indians across the Mississippi valley—the proclaimed permanent Indian frontier—into Indian Territory in what today are Oklahoma and Kansas.
Haben dreams of Europe, but he’s witnessed the nightmare of the journey to get there. He has been through what his compatriots fleeing Eritrea dread most: After crossing the border from Eritrea to Sudan in a five-day-trek in January this year, Haben (whose name has been changed) was kidnapped by smugglers and held captive for a month. 1,443 more words