The feeling that everything can be accelerated has made some within Cuba reevaluate the price per square foot of their homes, others predict where the first Apple Store will open in Havana, and not a few begin to glimpse the silhouette of a ferry linking the island with Florida.
Pele has high hopes for American soccer. Like many of the rest of us, he forecast African success in the World Cup last century. Perhaps wary of that, he expresses his hopes rather than his predictions for U.S. soccer.
Last week, I spent four amazing days in Oaxaca. It was my first ever trip to this city of 400,000 people -- a city located right in the southern indigenous heartland of Mexico. Oaxaca welcomed me with mild weather and the soothing splendor of its sprawling landscapes.
Looking through the door, I saw a four-piece band on a wooden dance floor, with several couples doing a provocative salsa and others sitting in metal folding chairs.
I don't know if the world is ready for our country to cease to resemble a mid-twentieth-century sepia-toned postcard. Will it accept that we no longer appear as a country of "beautiful" ruins?
Randy Wayne White is a New York Times bestselling author well known for his twenty-one previous Doc Ford novels; the Hannah Smith series; and four collections of non-fiction.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise - maybe state employees aren't allowed ...
Just as the U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya fertilized the field for IS, another U.S. war, the so-called War on Drugs, opened new horizons for the drug cartels.
In spite of these efforts, there is one resource that Brazil is ignoring: its consumers. Provided with the right information, and engaged at the right time, millions of consumers could help stem Brazil's water crisis by saving water and electricity.
Financial inclusion helps lift people out of poverty and can help speed economic development. It can draw more women into the mainstream of economic activity, harnessing their contributions to society. And it will help governments provide more efficient delivery of services to their people by streamlining transfers and cutting administrative costs.
In short, our Hult Prize@ event in Monterrey had a lasting effect on our participants and in our social entrepreneurship ecosystem, making it even more important and relevant.
The Ayotzinapa families make it very clear that the disappeared students from the Ayotzinapa College are neither the first, nor the last, victims of a system that has institutionalized complicity between authorities and criminal organizations.
Solving São Paulo's water crisis will require drastic short-term actions. But for other cities in which growth is out of sync with water supplies, one relatively simple strategy can go a long way toward avoiding a similar crisis: employing nature as an ally. Cities that invest in protecting their watersheds can achieve three goals.
So you're thinking of heading off to Cuba ever since President Obama and Raul Castro jointly announced an easing of more than five decades of travel restrictions. Well, it's an interesting place--I just returned from there.
To sidestep clear legal impediments to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of states sponsoring terrorism would go beyond political embarrassment. It would be an irreparable blow to the credibility of the Administration's foreign-policy leadership.
I want to talk about L'Orangelis. A young HIV Positive woman from Puerto Rico. She tells me about her continued fight with living with HIV, the constant stigma, discrimination and the feeling of always being cast aside.