by Kenneth Justice
~ A few weeks ago at coffee a mid 40ish man who I had talked with in the past sat down at my table. 984 more words
Uruguay has become the first country in the world to legalize both the sale and production of marijuana. President Jose Mujica has championed the measure as a way of combatting the illegal drug industry that has decimated parts of Uruguay. 293 more words
Originally published in the Buenos Aires Herald and online.
Like a travelling musical family from the forests of the impenetrable, as Argentina’s Chaco province is otherwise known, the Tonolec duo comprised of Charo Bogarín and Diego Pérez, along with six of their closest musician friends, snuck onto the stage at Sala Siranush in Palermo on Friday night, hypnotizing crowds with their characteristic fusion of contemporary beats with ancestral lyrics in the native languages Toba and Guaraní, and ending what has been a successful year of live performances for the pair from the country’s north. 376 more words
In his eleventh-hour decision against attending the funeral of Nelson Mandela, Benjamin Netanyahu proved that he is not the smug, petty, vindictive, waffling, in-your-face insulting man he seems. 288 more words