cultural heritage

Chile wants its mylodon back

By Mark A. Bonta / November 21, 2018 / Comments Off on Chile wants its mylodon back

Like Greece, Iraq and other countries, Chile seeks the repatriation of significant elements of its national heritage from European countries. Chile is specifically looking for the return of the skeleton of a mylodon from The Natural History Museum in London — looted from Chilean territory and sold long ago by German settlers. In addition to […]

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Rwandan to lead Francophone group

By Heather Bourbeau / November 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Rwandan to lead Francophone group

The International Francophone Organization confirmed Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo as its head. The organization was created in 1970 and is comprised of 58 countries and regional governments, and represents 274 million French speakers. French is already the fifth most-spoken language in the world, and 31 of the 54 countries in Africa have French […]

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