Turning to Localization instead of Globalization
I grew up in a time when the barriers between developed countries and developing countries started becoming permeable. Windows opened and I could peek into life in other latitudes. As I learned about lives of people in other places, I absorbed the message that development meant I should aspire to […]
Learning about poverty and progress
Roughly ten years ago I was in a rural community in the south of Costa Rica as the team leader of a group of 14 volunteers who came from different first world countries. The idea was that they would have a chance to work with grass-roots organizations and travel to […]
If Politicians Practiced the Austerity they Preach We’d be Better Off
When governments speak of austerity measures, it seems that they do so without really understanding how these policies affect the general population, and what these cuts mean for people’s lives. If I could have one wish granted, it would be for politicians born with silver spoons in their mouths to […]
Economic Immigrants: Cultural Conservation through Food
As economic immigrants, where do we find our cultural identity? The answers are probably as unique as every immigrant that arrives into a new country. So I decided to ask a few of my Latin American friends who have also migrated and ask them about the ties that connect them to their home culture.
A Woman’s Work is Never Done
As a Latin American woman immigrating to the USA, accepting new gender norms has not been as liberating as I though it would be.