Latin America, 2011: A Year Marked by Social Movements
The Year 2011 will be marked as the year of social unrest and protests in the Latin American history. People came on streets protesting to defend their rights for education, to save their lands and demanding peace. In Chile and Colombia the major protest happened on the issue of education. […]
The Hard Task of Protecting People’s Health Against their Will
Anti-Smoking laws benefit the population: those who smoke may quit, those who have never smoked may never start, and people who work in restaurants, bar and other establishments are guaranteed a smoke-free work environment. However, these laws have faced the resistance of the community when they’ve passed, despite the fact that it is a law meant to protect their health.
The Risk is Wanting to Stay (that Same Old Way)
The city of Medellin, Colombia has based its marketing on the city’s transformation, but perhaps this story of rags to riches is hurting its citizens.
The Arts in the Developing World’s Job Markets
Growing nations need industry, and this industry needs employees. To give the industry the employees it needs to make the nation grow, citizens must be trained to fulfill these positions. Is there room for the arts in the developing world’s job market?
Colombia Under Water
The Colombian government needs to step up and assume the challenges of climate change. Not only because they have a responsibility with their citizens who are facing rougher rainy seasons every passing year, but also because of the responsibility they have to the rest of the planet and future generations as guardians of part of the Amazon basin.