The brutal assassination of Luna by his fellow revolutionaries, who saw arrogance more than merit, serves as a cautionary tale, a reminder of how the Philippines' greatest enemy was (and is) internal divisions and narrow loyalties, which have stunted its nation-building quest to this date.
This process can't be fought politically by attracting and seeking more allies, but always from a popular "particularism" that respects the feelings and values of the Catalan nation and does not easily limit itself to denouncing them as obstacles.
Let's be clear: the Catalan elections on Sunday, September 27th, are exceptional due to the explosive mix of emotions, political debate and intensity that have inoculated Spanish politics. But, the previous notwithstanding, will they be the first step towards an independent Catalonia?
Back from the first global conference on money in politics in Mexico City, I'm bursting with stories that might carry messages of possibility that Americans need right now. Sure worked for me.
Before making a major life change, of course there will be a few hesitations but I encourage you to push the fear aside. You don't have to be "young" to make the move, "well-off" or any other stigma that society pushes us to believe. If this is something you're passionate about, it's worth it.
The Camino de Santiago, also called The Way, is a pilgrimage to the cathedral in Spain where the remains of St. James are held. Here are a few of the reasons I found the Camino de Santiago to be so very special.
Amid the cacophony of Islamphobic and extremist discourses, the film Journey into Europe presents insights on cementing understanding between Islam and the West. Never has the need for a redefined and updated definition of coexistence been so urgent.
(Image courtesy of Issa PR) Grand Central Terminal in New York City is a place of arrivals and departures and it is beneath the magnificent tur...
Trivago presents 6 luxurious Spanish hotels offering panoramic views of the sea, live music all day and innovative cuisine and mixology for a new way to relax on the beach.
All roads lead to wine. Isn't that how the saying goes? No? Well, it should. With the summer maelstrom winding down and autumn approaching, now is a c...
Each of the following countries have gorgeous and culturally-interesting cities that lure more PG-minded tourists, but they also all have very visible and widespread prostitution that attract visitors of another kind.
In mid-August, an American Jewish singer, Matisyahu, was due to perform at Rototom Sunsplash festival in eastern Spain.
According to a recent World Bank study, fisheries make up one quarter of Mauritania's natural wealth, but the waters off the country in north-western Africa are being overfished. Foreign operators pull out the lion's share of the catch - sometimes legally, sometimes not; suspicions of corruption abound.
The challenge for the European Union and its member states, particularly Germany, is in balancing the often incongruous demands of co-operation and self-interest, and thus demonstrate to their own citizens that concrete achievements can still create a Europe of solidarity and prosperity as Schuman envisaged.
When you think of a woman on a passionate mission to support budding women entrepreneurs globally, you naturally envision a successful and accomplished woman herself, right? Shelly Porges is just that woman.
Whether you have a semester, week, or quick weekend in Sevilla, I've mapped out some of the "must-dos" for experiencing the Spirit of this beautiful city.