// Cristina Maza

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Rising populism leads to Russia victory in Slovakia election
Russia may have scored another victory in Europe. And it wasn’t in Ukraine.  On Saturday, April...
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Berlin: An Authentic View of Germany’s Capital
A group of friends went to Berlin for a long weekend in November. There are some trips that are just...
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One Woman Blends Modernity and Tradition in Kazakh Design
I sat down to speak with Nissa Kinzhalina, a 31-year-old Kazakh furniture designer based in Almaty, Kazakhstan....
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How the European Union Can Fight Corruption
I’m speaking with a 37-year-old Green Party member of the European Parliament, Daniel Freund. He...
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Vietnamese Workers, Exploitation, and China’s Influence in Serbia
I’m speaking to Stefan Vladisavljev, an expert on Chinese influence in the Western Balkans at the Belgrade...
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Migrants in Calais Are Dying To Leave
The Calais ‘jungle,’ a makeshift encampment housing thousands of migrants trying to make...
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Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kyrgyzstan Fear Russia’s Extremism Law
In 2017, Russia outlawed the Jehovah’s Witnesses, a Christian denomination founded in the United...
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Iran’s Ahwazi and Systemic Oppression
This interview was originally published on January 23, 2022, in Lazo Magazine’s weekly newsletter....
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How To Govern a Disputed Land: A Conversation About Nagorno Karabakh
A street scene in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, by Adam Jones. Once upon a time in London (really, it...
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The Roma Want Reparations Following Decades of Racism in Europe
Roma boys in Šutka, a neighborhood in North Macedonia’s capital Skopje. Šutka is known as the cultural...