Back by popular demand, I have a new edition of good news tidbits from around the Spanish-speaking world. Shall we begin?! Based on a Gallup poll this spring, all top ten “happy” countries are from Latin America. Their website states: “If you think happiness is how people see their lives — then the Swiss areContinue reading “Nueva Edición: Buenas Noticias”
Category Archives: Noticias/News
Delivering Good News
The title of this new post sounds suspiciously religious, but it’s not! I’m offering a roundup of some good, positive things that have been going on in the Spanish-speaking world. In the summertime and other vacation days, I spend a lot more time listening to news on the radio or perusing news stories online. As weContinue reading “Delivering Good News”
Bullfights. Love ’em? Hate ’em?
Bullfights. Love them? Hate them? Not sure? Well, there are lots of opinions swirling around about bullfighting these days. Here are some highlights in the news…and my opinion further down. Patricia McCormick, the first woman bullfighter from North America, passed away in 2013: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/04/14/us/patricia-mccormick-bullfighter-who-defied-gender-roles-dies-at-83.html?ref=bullfighting The Spanish senate just passed a law recognizing bullfighting as aContinue reading “Bullfights. Love ’em? Hate ’em?”
Working to Save Sea Turtles
A recent event in Costa Rica has me reminiscing about my time there. Today El País ran an article about the killing of conservationist Jairo Mora, a Tico, who worked to preserve sea turtles on the Caribbean coast of his country. This sad news highlights the high emotions that surround the preservation of sea turtles. Some CostaContinue reading “Working to Save Sea Turtles”
What’s happening in the Amazon?
Back in 2005, I worked as a volunteer English teacher in Sani Isla, an indigenous Kichwa community in Ecuador’s Amazon region. Located along the banks of the Río Napo, a tributary of the Amazon River, Sani Isla is comprised of a community center for meetings and parties, a small medical clinic that hosts the occasionalContinue reading “What’s happening in the Amazon?”
Inspired by “Half the Sky”
This weekend I watched “Half the Sky.” This is a documentary that grew from the book of the same name, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. It aired on PBS in October of this year. We travel with Nicholas and Sheryl to meet strong women leaders who are working to eradicate the systematicContinue reading “Inspired by “Half the Sky””