history, Nature, Uruguay

Out of the Silence: After the Crash

Newspapers, books and a film have told the story of the Uruguayan rugby team whose plane crashed in the Andes in 1972. However, Eduardo Strauch waited four decades to write his memoir of the days they spent high in the mountains on the edge of survival. In 2012, he published Desde el silencio (2012) along […]

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En español, Living Abroad

9/11 Far from Home

A day the earth stood still and CNN was the only channel to watch. I wrote this post in 2018, I am sharing it today because it still holds true. In my parents’ generation, it was where you were the days that President Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Junior were shot. For those of […]

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Spanish Culture and Language

The South of America

The South of America In elementary school geography we memorize and sketch trade good maps of nations Guatemala is bananas Chile is copper Venezuela, petroleum We see the drawings and the landscapes not the population. Preparing our children to be robber barons with the math of imperialism cheap fruit + disposable growers = satisfied supermarket […]

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