In honor of Universal Human Rights Month, let’s check how same-sex couples’ are faring in the Americas. So far we have are 8 countries that are same-sex marriage pioneers in North and South America. The map is filled in on the top and lower half, with no legal marriage in Central America or the Caribbean. […]Read more
Who Are the Climate Emergency Five?
Several countries have declared an official Climate Emergency this year. Three are in Europe and two in the Americas. In these countries people believe that climate change is a serious threat to life on earth. Nine other countries have major cities that have declared Climate Emergencies: US, Australia, Austria, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, New Zealand, […]Read more
Could A Woman Be President?
Women have been democratic heads of state in 70 countries as of 2017. To balance that, in 77 countries no woman has held the highest elected office in the land. What political opportunities are there for women in North America and Latin America? We could guess that North America might be a leader in gender […]Read more
Where are you from? Part II
Immigration IQ, Part II Thanks for your responses! What does a US citizen look like? Funny how the people who read my blog could surmise that the answers were not easy to guess. Although race, age and gender don’t reveal who is an immigrant, in our daily interactions sometimes we believe we can guess where […]Read more
Live Long and Prosper…
Do people live longer in the United States or in Latin America? Not surprisingly, that depends on which country south of the border we’re comparing with the US. I found a gold mine of valuable, reliable statistics in the World Health Organization information database to answer my question. Every year the WHO publishes a report […]Read more