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Category Archive: Current Events

#Sochi-alMediaProblems

I haven’t followed much of the Olympics these past weeks. I don’t have a TV and the struggle to find a reliable website and coordinate streaming with the air times and local times… Continue reading

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Colombia, you’re not helping Yourself, but neither is the World.

I’ve been living in Colombia for a year and a half. During that time, I’ve witnessed too many large-scale tragic acts of violence unfolding – in my home country, via the internet. Bad… Continue reading

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Enough with the U, people.

Because I don’t attend the university or reside in the town 30 minutes from my house where half my friends lived in high school: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/22/its-colombia-not-columbia-a-social-media-campaign-changing-the-image-of-a-country_n_2743909.html#slide=2140345 And then there’s the fact that incorrect spelling… Continue reading

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Told ya I touched him.

Link to the WT blog post I wrote about our meeting with the Prez: http://worldteachnow.blogspot.com/2013/01/worldteach-colombia-kicks-off-year-with.html

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Starstruck

I saludar-ed the president. Yea, the president of the Republic of Colombia. Juan Manuel Santos himself granted me a genuine, arm-grasping, cheek-kissing Colombian greeting. In person! I touched a Latin American president, you… Continue reading

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Can’t take us anywhere

About the lovely Secret Service Cartagena incident…IT’S EMBARRASSING. I just want to relax with my hot chocolate and the 7 o’clock news with Edith and Amilcar and there it is, ESCÁNDALO ESTADOUNIDENSE! AGENTES… Continue reading

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Summit of the Americas: Hugs and Drugs

The media’s favorite SOA topic is the great drug debate. While the drug trade and its ensuing violence is undoubtedly a huge issue in the region, it makes great fodder for the press… Continue reading

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Summit of the Americas: We’re all friends here, right?

I’m a huge nerd for Latin America, so just seeing the signs and billboards for the sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena last week was like Christmas. We were staying in an… Continue reading

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Summit of the Americas: Like the cool kids’ lunch table

I’ve been reading up on the Summit of the Americas, to be held in Cartagena, Colombia in mid-April (I’ll be there just a week before the prez!). The summit is an annual series… Continue reading

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