Latin America

juillet 9, 2014

It was at the library of the University of North London that I accidentally came across a book called ‘one hundred years of solitude’. My knowledge of Latin American writing was pretty much nil those days but the title appealed instantly to me. A musical jazzy few words in a title can initiate one to pick up a book and start to dream.

It was at the library of the University of North London that I accidentally came across a book called ‘one hundred years of solitude’. My knowledge of Latin American writing was pretty much nil those days but the title appealed instantly to me. A musical jazzy few words in a title can initiate one to pick up a book and start to dream. In the summer days in London, not all students went back home and in my case, summer meant endless ‘flaning’ in the streets of London.

February 22, 2014

There is a crisis in Venezuela, a crisis that has political, economic and social roots. Beyond trying to take a stance on the matter, this article is an attempt to explain these roots and their consequences in the country and how these current events are affecting the average hard-working Venezuelan on a daily basis.

There is a crisis in Venezuela, a crisis that has political, economic and social roots. Beyond trying to take a stance on the matter, this article is an attempt to explain these roots and their consequences in the country and how these current events are affecting the average hard-working Venezuelan on a daily basis.

March 7, 2013

I learnt about Hugo Chávez during my student days. My then Latino boyfriend, who'd grown up in Valencia, two hours outside of the Venezuelan capital, experienced the days of the attempted coup led by the Bolivarian leader in 1992.

I learnt about Hugo Chávez during my student days. My then Latino boyfriend, who'd grown up in Valencia, two hours outside of the Venezuelan capital, experienced the days of the attempted coup led by the Bolivarian leader in 1992. “He was like Che,” Nicolás told me, recalling the excitement in Venezuela for a people who had lived in a country marred by successions of dictatorial regimes throughout most of the 20th century.

March 4, 2013

Ever since Pope Benedict XVI has announced his resignation to poor health—becoming the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years—there  has been speculation as to who could replace him.

Ever since Pope Benedict XVI has announced his resignation to poor health—becoming the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years—there  has been speculation as to who could replace him.  There have been suggestions for a younger, dynamic pontiff from Africa, Latin America or some other area of the developing world.

novembre 11, 2012

American voters gave Barack Obama a second term on Tuesday, affirming that he should have more time to finish the agenda he proposed when first elected in 2008.

American voters gave Barack Obama a second term on Tuesday, affirming that he should have more time to finish the agenda he proposed when first elected in 2008. That could be good news for African countries like Mauritius that trade with the United States, as Obama has pledged his support for renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, which will expire in 2015.

September 28, 2012

While launching the 67th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organisation (UN) on the18th of September, its President, Vuk Jeremic, Foreign Minister of Serbia, elected from the Eastern European Group, the smallest of the UN regional groupings, set forth the theme of this year's session as : “Adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations by peaceful means”.

While launching the 67th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organisation (UN) on the18th of September, its President, Vuk Jeremic, Foreign Minister of Serbia, elected from the Eastern European Group, the smallest of the UN regional groupings, set forth the theme of this year's session as : “Adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations by peaceful means”. Rightly so, one would say, considering the state of the world today.