Articles by Cristina Silva

Cristina Silva has written for the Associated Press, the Tampa Bay Times, Salon and NPR. She has reported from Mexico, Honduras, Cuba, Germany, Italy and Bahrain, as well as from across the United States. She graduated from New York University.


Why We Switch To Daylight Savings

Germany was the first country to embrace daylight saving time in 1916 to save energy. After other European nations did the same, the U.S. eventually adopted daylight saving time in 1966 after...

Here's How Much The World Spends On Defense

Russia has the world's second biggest military, with more than 1 million troops, 3,500 war planes and 15,000 tanks. China is the world's third biggest military with roughly 2.3 million soldiers and...

Beijing Defends South China Sea Construction

Wang Guoqing, spokesman for the country’s top political advisory body, said criticism from the U.S., Japan and other nations over its construction in the coveted waterway was “much ado about nothing.”

Army's Christian Leader Is A Muslim

Lt. Col. Khallid Shabazz can relate to many soldiers' Christian faith. He was born Michael Barnes, into a large Lutheran family in Alexandria, Louisiana, near New Orleans.