He explained to us that he wanted to bring education to his people, but not to teach them our [Western] ways; he'd seen how we lived and didn't like it. He wanted to use education to improve their lives, not change their way of life.
Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these five cities ideal to consider for your travel itinerary this year.
It is mind-boggling how Ximena gets so many sounds from her own body, but she does magnificently enchant by snapping her fingers, clapping her hands, pounding her chest, whistling, rolling her tongue just to name a few sound maneuvers.
For as much as the media made of the handshake between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro, it's not nearly as juicy as other aspects of the U.S.-Cuba relationship.
Millions of astounded viewers watched as President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro shook hands on live television. Could this handshake mark the beginning of the thaw in the longstanding Cold War impasse between Cuba and America?
While the press, as well as the U.S. government, will not acknowledge it, the elimination of progressive political leaders by coup d'état is taking place in Latin America with increasing frequency.
"It's important not to be married to anyone in politics," Claudio Contreras declared, the mid-afternoon sun glinting off his aviator sunglasses an...
Some 415 miles off the coast of Chile, accessible in 2½ hours by small plane, or in 2½ days by monthly supply ship, lies the island generally recognized as the source of Daniel Defoe's famous novel, even if he transposed it to the Caribbean and mightily changed its topography.
Instead of seeking a superficial fix, the United States needs to lift its trade embargo on Cuba or at least remove the country from the state terrorism list. The time has come to normalize economic ties, improve political relations, and allow financial transactions to function regularly.
The transatlantic trade talks currently explored between the EU and the U.S. should eventually be extended to other Atlantic powers as a way to tie the region closer together economically and politically.
Human rights are so broad and all-encompassing, that it's almost impossible not to be able to incorporate some form of awareness into our daily practices.
The pieces are in place. Will the U.S. and Cuba play them? The fourth anniversary of the imprisonment of Alan Gross marked a fundamental shift in discourse which provides President Obama with the moral and political space to negotiate with Cuba for his release.
Whether through early childhood education, sports or job training, Latin Americans are using every tool in the box to prepare and empower the next generation.
Closer to their communities, local leaders are more capable of understanding their needs. After all, people live in cities, not regions or countries.
As 2013 begins to draw into itself for holiday season and the arrival of the coming new year, it is worth thinking about what human rights issues might be put onto our collective front-burners.
Pamela Betancur's face still fills with light when she starts to recount the dream that drove her in 1999 to borrow money from her friends and cou...