March 16, 2020

American student documents return from Madrid amid coronavirus outbreak

Greg Bradbury/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- An American college student studying abroad documented his return to the U.S. from Madrid amid the coronavirus pandemic after his university suspended his overseas program. Greg Bradbury, a student at Syracuse University, headed home Sunday morning from the Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport less than a week after Spain’s national government and Madrid regional authorities decided to close all schools and universities in the city. Before Bradbury could board..
March 15, 2020

Migrant volunteers targeted on Greek islands as tensions, violence escalate

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Earlier this month, Kostas Tanainis dropped off more than 100 sleeping bags, towels and blankets at the warehouse he started in 2015 to organize donations for refugees and migrants on the island of Chios, Greece. Arrivals on the island -- just 4 miles from the Turkish border at its closest -- shot up in late February and early March as Turkey told migrants and refugees they were free to leave. Many thousands took Turkey up on that offer and made their way towards Europe by la..
March 14, 2020

Displaced by fire, Amazon’s migrants fight to rebuild their home

iStock(LIMA, Peru) -- Olinda Silvano lives with the painful memory of her father’s blood-stained shirt and his dying message, "Fight for Cantagallo." "He opened the door thinking it was a neighbor from the community," Silvano recalled, "But it was a group of men sent in to kick us out. They hit him until he was bleeding." Seeking escape from dire poverty and an education for their children, a group of Shipibo-Konibo people came to the capital in the 1990s, where they settled atop a landfill alon..
March 14, 2020

More than 380 women have been killed in Mexico this year. Activists say a cultural change is needed.

iStock(MEXICO CITY) -- Last month's grisly murders of a 25-year-old woman and 7-year-old girl sent a flood of feminists and other activists into the streets of Mexico City. With chants of "Ni una más," or "not one more," and "El patriarcado va a caer" ("the patriarchy will fall"), women in Mexico were once more demanding their voice be heard. And this week, feeling as though their cries fell on deaf ears, thousands participated in the "Day Without Women" that called for women to stay home f..