A woman hits a child, who appears to be her son, on one corner. A hundred yards further on, two men get in a fight because one stepped on the other's shoe. I arrive home thinking about this aggressiveness, just under the skin, that I feel in the street.
Every once in a while a mainstream outlet will talk tough on immigration, apparently to prove that they are "balanced." It happened again this week wh...
A gentleman with a beard and a shabby shirt reads the newspaper in a Reina Street doorway. "These people are re-inventing the wheel..." I can hear him say. The daily he has in his hands has a tabloid insert with the new Foreign Investment Law, recently voted on in the National Assembly.
Evidence of increased mass-scale deportations since the beginning of Obama's Presidency -- often in violation of immigrants' human rights -- are significantly harming U.S. regional standing in organizations such as the OAS.
Sadly, yet not unlike the inception of many commemorative days, the events that inspired the first International Day of Peasant Struggle were soaked with blood.
In Nigeria beautiful, innocent children, as young as two years of age, are tortured, abandoned and killed by their own parents, family and community members. Deliverance pastors and prophets have over the years branded thousands of children as witches.
Following his term as president, Ernesto Zedillo joined the faculty at Yale, where he is currently the director of the Center for the Study of Globalization.
Within a real Havana is hidden another that only the initiated can access. For these players, everyday reality is a place where they barely spend a few hours. In their cosmogony--made of kilobytes--they become heroes without concerns about the collapse of public transport or the scarcity of food on their plates. Their mission is to defend a fortress, guard the "ancestors," and defeat the enemy forces. It doesn't matter how long it takes, the game is the most important thing in their lives.
Whether it's a packed cruise ship unloading throngs of boisterous passengers, or a mob of thirty college students tearing through town, an excess of tourists can make a destination go from in-demand to insufferable, just like that. Consider avoiding these played-out locales and shift your attention to nearby spots that are lesser-known, and more worthy of the term "vacation."
Cuba is an enigmatic place to its friends and foes, especially to its curious nemesis to the north. But it's unraveling slowly and surely. With new players, new clues, and many twists and turns.
I was impressed by the attainments of the Chicago students and I believe they, too, were affected by learning something new. It was a good day in a Chicago public school.
Many homes today have a swimming pool, but how many homeowners can boast that they have a luxury infinity pool with the perfect view? Curious about wh...
Pope Francis in his first crucial year has exhibited a degree of humility that has given hope to masses and challenged the orthodoxy of a comfortably numb establishment.
April 1st marked the 50th anniversary of the military coup that installed a 21-year long dictatorship in Brazil. Along with the repressive practices, censorship, torture, extermination and disappearance of oppositors, the military regime was responsible for an institutional architecture that remains in some areas of Brazilian society. One of the most flagrant legacy of the dictatorship is the widespread practice of police abuse - Brazilian Police is responsible for 2,000 deaths every year according to Amnesty International.
Não me leve a mal, todo incêndio que provoca destruição é de partir o coração. Seja em uma favela que convém a alguém que seja desocupada, em...
Many people equate the word "tours" with the typical big bus excursions led by flag-toting guides that seen at every major tourist attraction around the world. But not all tours are the same.