The other face of Brazil

In 2015, the Brazilian government, along with leftist social and political sectors in that country, strongly opposed the nomination of Dani Dayan as Israel's new ambassador. Dayan, who had traveled extensively as a representative leader of the settlements in Judea and Samaria, and who actually lives in the settlements, remained firm in his nomination. However, … Continue reading The other face of Brazil

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A Puerto Rico stuck between abuses and underdevelopment

Puerto Rico is a Caribbean country that since its colonization in the fifteenth century by the Spanish fleet led by Juan Ponce de León and the Pinzón brothers, has been subjected to many socio-political systems that have contributed to our political, economic and social stagnation. Although we are now part of the US empire, we … Continue reading A Puerto Rico stuck between abuses and underdevelopment

Puerto Rico wants the ashes of the Fiscal Control Board

Last year during the administration of Barack Obama the Puerto Rico Oversight, Managemnet and Stability Act (PROMESA) became law. Law that opens the way for a Fiscal Control Board to be appointed so that the country's finances will be restored as an initiative to comply with bondholders and GO's (General Obligation Debts). Then this year … Continue reading Puerto Rico wants the ashes of the Fiscal Control Board

An anti-immigrant group mistook empty bus seats for women wearing burqas

Last week, a photograph that appeared to show six women wearing burqas on a bus sparked a heated debate in a private Facebook group for Norwegians critical of immigration. For many members of the group, which is called “Fedrelandet viktigst” or “Fatherland first,” the image encapsulated the problems Norway was facing after an influx of Muslim immigrants in the past few years. It … Continue reading An anti-immigrant group mistook empty bus seats for women wearing burqas

Commendations for UPR students

The University of PR students resumed classes after a long struggle and after University authorities, Fiscal Board and the Governor agreed to hear their complaints and proposals.   At the end and as expected, the President of the University, Nivia Fernández resigned from her post along with other officials from the administration of the University after … Continue reading Commendations for UPR students

This Palestinian village had solar power — until Israeli soldiers took it away

JUBBET ADH DHIB, West Bank — The residents of this dirt-poor Palestinian village waited decades for electricity. But in November, a Dutch-funded solar project finally gave them round-the-clock power to refrigerate food or do a load of laundry. That ended last week when Israeli military administrators in the West Bank sent soldiers with assault rifles and a team … Continue reading This Palestinian village had solar power — until Israeli soldiers took it away