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Archive | June, 2014

The Desperate Choices Behind Child Migration

As someone who just returned from living and working in El Salvador, I’m still having a hard time adjusting to our mainstream media’s never-ending wave of know-nothing commentary on the subject of immigration.  A case in point is the column penned by New York Times columnist Ross Douthat on Sunday, June 22nd.  Douthat expresses alarm […]

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Letter to Maradona

Unforgettable Friend: Every day I have the pleasure of following your program, on TeleSur, on the spectacular World Cup of football; thanks to your program I can see the extraordinary level of that universal sport. I do not think a proper education for young people in any country is possible without sports and, in the […]

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A Response to FIFA’s “Setting the Record Straight”

  On 10 June 2014 FIFA released a “Frequently Asked Questions” pamphlet “Setting the Record Straight” on what it purports to be some misconceptions about FIFA’s role and the socio-economic impact of the FIFA World Cup.  The release of the pamphlet is significant as it is the first time that FIFA has been forced by […]

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The Open Veins of Eduardo Galeano

In a recent Washington Post article entitled “Latin Americans Are Embracing Globalization and Their Former Colonial Masters,” written by a political science professor from the University of Colorado, the author begins with the following sentence: “Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano recently renounced his 1971 classic, Open Veins of Latin America, one of a few books admitted […]

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Maradona on World Cup 2014

“It will be a great World Cup, but you can’t bury people under cement!” — Diego Maradona Carlos Latuff is a Brazilian cartoonist.  Follow Latuff on Twitter @LatuffCartoons.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at]  To follow the World Cup with Diego Armando Maradona and Víctor Hugo Morales, watch De Zurda on TeleSur […]

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