Vargas Llosa and his literature are responsible, in a direct and "premeditated" way, for much of what I am today: from my matrimonial happiness and my aversion to totalitarianism, to my having reneged on philology and turned to journalism.
To prepare American students for today's global economy, we need trips that build global competence with quality cultural engagement. With a few exceptions, most international student travel is failing to build that skill.
The reality in Venezuela does not support Chavez's supposed leftist credentials. It would be much better for the European and British left to look at more sensible Latin American leftist leaders such as Velasco or Lula, and less toward Chávez's siren calls.
Julio was born and lived his entire life in San Jose de Moro, Peru, site of a famed Moche cemetery and ritual center. Until 2011, Julio was a part-time day laborer in town, working for under ten dollars a day when jobs were available.
In Japan I wandered the pristine halls of Osaka University Hospital, ostensibly charting objective healthcare outcome differences, but really marveling at the anecdotal nuances of difference in ward rounds.
This summer I had the good fortune of taking a trip with a team of Equal Exchange employees to Bahuaja-Sonene Naitonal Park and the coffee growing towns that surround this protected area. Watch these videos to see what goes into each cup of coffee you drink.
It was just after midnight on Thanksgiving morning when we arrived at Pronoei Santa Clara de Asís in Huaycan, Lima. My husband, Michael Pryce, and I wanted to meet and understand the needs of the migrant people living in Huaycan, a shantytown on the edge of Lima.
They were screaming. They were hugging. They were jumping up and down in the aisles. It was weird watching faces turn from mild smiling complacency to staring pop-eyed shock. Someone near me shouted, "Oprah moment!"
While many journalists, philosophers, scientists and lay people debated the significance of the Mayan calendar finishing last December 21, one fact that was consistently overlooked was that the Mayans celebrated the end of their calendar as it was regarded as a new beginning.
Connecting through the use of drugs and medicines is like sneaking into Source's backdoor and seeking the answers to questions without having the knowledge and understanding of how the spirit world works.