The two islands in which I live were all mixed up in my head: the Cuba of the official celebrations with smiles and slogans, and the other one, that of dissidents forced into cars and prevented from attending a Catholic Mass.
America's homicide rates, incarceration rates and gun ownership rates are all much higher than other wealthy countries. While the data associated with crime is imperfect, these facts all point to the idea that America is more violent than many other wealthy countries.
The key is to marketing your novel is to find the things that make your book special and capitalize on those to get the word out.
Here, with no particular relevance to how much I enjoyed each one, is a list of the things I did while not drinking wine in Chile.
Chile's high energy prices, energy dependence and renewable potential are setting the stage for a true revolution in energy generation.
Whether you're flying or not, the 18-year-old, 2000-foot airfield -- on a parallel path with grape laden vines and framed by boughs of blooming wisteria -- is 100 percent in keeping with the romance of aviation.
The general said that he had actually been skeptical of UFOs, but this case had finally convinced him there was something mysterious to the phenomenon.
Whenever I travel, I revisit certain recurring themes -- how little I really need to be happy, the quality of food in other countries, the relative costs of things around the world, and the nature of wealth. This trip, the theme that ran most through my travels was the concept of class.
One the most incredible and awe-inspiring sections of Chile is the stretch of Patagonia linked together by Route 7, better known as the Carretera Austral.
In Patagonia, you can jet-ski across crystalline, azure lakes. In Colombia and Venezuela, you can trek through steamy jungles.
Argentina's foreign minister wants the United Nations to mediate with Britain over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and accused London of militarizing the south Atlantic. "Rubbish," responded Britain's ambassador.
Based on my routinely exhibited ability to make grandiose statements that can't be proven wrong but for which I nevertheless have no proof, I've always thought I would make an excellent astrophysicist.
I think it's safe to say the fiercest female Spanish rapper out is Ana Tijoux. Born Anamaría Merino in France, Chile-based hip hop artist just dropped her new album, La Bala, today.
I was in Torres del Paine National Park before it went up in flame.
Newt Gingrich is using Chile as the laboratory example for his proposal on Social Security reform. But his data about the Chilean experience is dead wrong and misleading.