On April 17, I will talk about conflicts in Cuba related to before, during, and after the revolution of 1959.
Author Archives: José Latour
The cycle probably started when Ted Turner pieced together CNN, but without the scientific and technological advances in communications and computers that energize You Tube, Google, Twitter, et al, plus the battle for audiences and readers in the media, it wouldn’t have turned into a monster. Practically there is no limit to what will get […]
A debate on the quality and future of education has been going on for some years now. Many topics are discussed, from tiger moms in Asia to the factors that make teaching an uninviting profession. At present some geneticists argue that genes affect how people learn to read and write and how they learn mathematics […]
The debate about how serious the degradation of global environment really is has many people confused. Higher temperatures and unprecedented natural disasters indicate that the gazillions of tons of CO2 emitted to the atmosphere in the last two centuries must have altered the planet’s ecology. Scientists and most commonsensical people agree on that but disagree […]
Realism in fiction is a controversial issue. For readers of literature and/or viewers of films and television series seeking entertainment to escape daily grind, realism may be bothersome. But others prefer fiction that cuts it as close to reality as possible. Neither group should be criticized. Cultural tastes result from personal experiences, age, education, profession, […]
Oscar Espinosa Chepe passed way yesterday morning, September 23, 2013 at a hospice for the terminally ill in Madrid, Spain. He was 73 years old. Oscar was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, a beautiful city on the southern coast. In the 1950s he opposed the Batista dictatorship and joined Socialist Youth, the Cuban Communist Party’s organization for […]
In what concerns Syria’s civil war and the recent use of chemical weapons against civilians, it seems as if hundreds of millions of people share the opinion that the best course Western democracies could follow is to help the refugees, demand that the criminals are brought to justice, wait for irrefutable evidence about who gassed […]