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My name is Maria Isabel

Author: Alma Flor Ada

Language: English

Summary: For María Isabel Salazar López, the hardest thing about being the new girl in school is that the teacher doesn’t call her by her real name. 79 more words


Study Abroad Tips for Berkeley

Dear Berkeley newcomers,

To collect some tips and tricks for getting acquainted with Berkeley I have interviewed a couple of my friends in Berkeley who were also on exchange here. 578 more words


The crisis at the OAS

On May 23, 2016, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (OAS) issued a press communique announcing that it was “going through a severe financial crisis that will have serious consequences on its ability to fulfill its mandate and carry out its basic functions.” It informed that “on July 31, 2016, the contracts of 40 percent of its personnel will expire, and at this time the Commission does not have the funds—or the expectation of receiving the funds—to be able to renew them.” The Commission also reported that it had suspended planned visits for 2016 and cancelled its July and October sessions. 860 more words


Global Special Operations Soldiers Simulate Taking Over Tampa Bay

To a round of thunderous applause on Wednesday by numerous onlookers, Special Operations soldiers from up to twelve different countries took part in a military exercise were they jumped out of helicopters, rappelled from buildings and shot off hundreds of rounds of ammunition as they simulated an attempt to rescue the mayor of Tampa Bay, Florida. 214 more words


Cycling on the Trans Canada Trail

In my continued pursuit of cycling my way to fitness, I’ve begun exploring Chambly’s options for bike trails. In my previous post I ventured down to… 541 more words


6/6/16 'Summer Of Satan', As Satanic Group Gets Set To Perform Black Magic Rituals In LA

The Satanic Temple of Los Angeles is set to perform occult festive activities on 6/6/16 in and around the city of Los Angeles. A news article that was published by  306 more words


FEATURE: Flashpacking Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Glacier, Day 4

It finally happened. I “slept in” until 7. Yes, ladies and gents, this is pretty crazy for me. And it was awesome. The trusty Hampton Inn delivered a so-so breakfast, but it was free, so I’ll take it. 1,206 more words

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