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A series exploring fascinating, forgotten moments in history and how they've transformed our present. This multimedia article format brings readers on a historical journey, guiding them through the event's most important moments beat by beat.

Our Flashpoint series is best experienced with headphones on.

Chile's Secret Internet

In the 1970s, Chile created a Marxist internet. Then came the coup.

El Salvador’s Prison Crisis

Nayib Bukele’s crackdown on gangs made cities safe — then it backfired.

Switching Aim

How a revolt in the 1970s made the NRA take a U-turn on gun control.

The Survival Program

How the Black Panthers helped pioneer free school breakfast in the United States.

The Brazilian Spring

The backstory behind one of the most momentous elections in Brazilian history.