Mexico Targets Journalists/Activists With Spyware Reserved for Criminals

The Mexican government has targeted journalists, lawyers, and anti-corruption activists using spyware intended for monitoring criminals and terrorists, according to a report released Monday.

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Feltman’s of Coney Island Brings Back the Original Hot Dog

There’s a new hot dog in town this Memorial Day Weekend that’s not new at all. In fact, Feltman’s of Coney Island claims to be the original hot dog. The name and recipe comes from a legendary restaurant on Coney Island that closed in 1954.

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Bosnian Advocates Push for LGBTQ Rights Ahead of Global Day of Action

June is Gay Pride Month in the U.S., but the most important global day for gay rights is coming up on May 17. It’s the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, or IDAHOT for short.

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In Bosnia, Changing Films Depict a War That “Never Stopped”

As bombs crushed much of Aleppo into dust last fall, and Syrian civilians were targeted by snipers, the brutal siege was repeatedly compared to that of Sarajevo in the mid 90s. The war in Bosnia was one of several conflicts that marked the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Stories of the war and its after-effects still dominate the country’s small film industry two decades later.

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“What Are We Going to Do with This Now?” Questions and Catharsis at the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival

On opening night of the 14th Annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) in New York City, about a dozen hesitant hands out of 200 went up when Zlata Filipović asked the audience who didn’t have roots in the Balkans. This year’s four-evening-long, 13-film festival, which is sure to be one of New York’s most intimate, celebrated its largest total attendance to date and marked a welcome moment of catharsis for the Bosnian diaspora and broader community of former Yugoslavia.

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Brexit Day: U.K. Triggers Article 50, Starts Exit Process from European Union

It’s been nine months since the United Kingdom voted in a narrow majority to leave the European Union. Today, British Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered Brexit by invoking Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty.

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Hate Slaying Sparks Outcry

A community response to the killing of a 66-year-old black man was held in Manhattan Friday. Timothy Caughman was stabbed to death by a white supremacist late Monday night. The suspect, 28-year-old James Harris Jackson, was charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime Thursday.

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Making Films as Psychoanalysis, Artist Reinterprets the Bosnian “War Film”

Twenty years after the end of the Yugoslav Civil War, artist Damir Avdagic brought together three other twenty-somethings in Los Angeles to talk. They represented each of the ethnic groups involved in the conflict that killed more than 100,000 people and displaced two million, including Avdagic’s own family.

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