Bullfighting: Art, Culture, Drama, Death

Posted on 12. Dec, 2015 by .

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The case for why Spanish-style bullfighting is art, culture, drama, death and all that. Extracts from Ernest Hemingway’s “Death in the Afternoon.”

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The ‘Terrorist’ vs. ‘Activist’ Debate in Peru

Posted on 03. Dec, 2015 by .

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Breaking down the overblown debate on the Associated Press’ use of the word “activist” to describe MRTA collaborator Lori Berenson.

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Sex Tourism, Free Speech and Cuba Dave in a Costa Rica Prison

Posted on 24. Nov, 2015 by .

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Whoremonger David Strecker, a.k.a. “Cuba Dave,” is locked up in Costa Rica for promoting sex tourism. Strecker’s case raises questions of free speech in Latin America.

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The Case for Vanilla Names

Posted on 09. Nov, 2015 by .

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The case for giving your children standard names that will not prevent them from getting a job someday.

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My First Time Shouting at a Peruvian Child

Posted on 17. Oct, 2015 by .

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A brief recap of my first time shouting at a Peruvian child for his inexcusable misbehavior.

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How Soccer Harms Functional Fitness

Posted on 14. Oct, 2015 by .

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How playing soccer undermines an athlete’s functional athleticism in other sports and performing real-world tasks.

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Open Letter to the Guy I Slapped Yesterday

Posted on 05. Oct, 2015 by .

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An open letter to the guy I slapped yesterday explaining why I slapped him.

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What is Venezuela’s Exit Strategy?

Posted on 22. Sep, 2015 by .

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A look at history which implies a right-wing autocrat is more likely to restore Venezuela to a market economy than a democratically elected leader.

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