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May 2011 Archives

Yoani Sánchez From Cuba: The Mansion, The Country

Yoani Sánchez From Cuba: The Mansion, The Country

She has a five-bedroom house that is falling to pieces. She got it in the seventies when the family for whom she worked as a maid went into exile. At first she went through all the rooms each day, continue reading »

Three Honduran Mothers

Three Honduran Mothers

In honor of Mothers Day, that sacred day, I thought I would take this opportunity to discuss the Honduran mothers in my family, women with distinct characteristics that have led equally distinct lives. continue reading »

Race and Beyond: Osama’s Death Unites Americans that Came of Age After 9/11

Race and Beyond: Osama’s Death Unites Americans that Came of Age After 9/11

Late on a clear, cool, spring Sunday night, a dozen or so young people rushed to the north side gate that separates the White House from a large public park in downtown Washington, D.C. They waved flags that fluttered shimmering stars on a blue background, rippled by red and white stripes. They chanted “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” over and over. A few broke into song, a full-throated, if off-key version of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” continue reading »

Youth Joblessness at Nearly 20 Percent

Youth Joblessness at Nearly 20 Percent

As the class of 2011 nears graduation, the usual stress points of Latin honors and remaining credits are taking a backseat to a more dire problem. In an economy where continue reading »