It’s clear as noon in Havana (and not at all a surprise) that the Communist party is doing all it can to ruin Obama’s initiative by listing demands that they perfectly well know are impossible for the Obama administration to accept.
Author Archives: José Latour
During the first fourteen years of this century immigrants or their descendants committed crimes in many countries. The worse, motivated by political or religious reasons, were reported by the international media. Acts of violence committed against a family member received local coverage but not much abroad. Few dispute that the vast majority of immigrants are […]
On April 17, I will talk about conflicts in Cuba related to before, during, and after the revolution of 1959.
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, […]