Posts tagged "Brazil"

Indigenous People’s Day should replace Columbus Day

Indigenous People’s Day should replace Columbus Day
We should not celebrate a man who brought genocide and the destruction of native peoples. Christopher Columbus did not “discover” the Americas as people were living and thriving before he arrived. Many local governments from Seattle to Minneapolis and Berkeley have stopped celebrating Columbus Day and instead celebrate indigenous people or Native Americans. The United... Read more »

El Camino: Watching the World Cup in the Texas Panhandle

El Camino: Watching the World Cup in the Texas Panhandle
On the road today, we had one goal. At 2 p.m. central we would stop to watch the Brazil vs. Mexico World Cup soccer game. We drove outside of Dallas and into northwest Texas along U.S. Route 83. We planned to make it to Oklahoma or Kansas by evening. I calculated that we could travel... Read more »

Olympics 2012: Mexico soccer team to fight for gold

Olympics 2012: Mexico soccer team to fight for gold
Mexico will play for the gold medal in soccer Saturday at the Olympics in London. The national team defeated Japan Tuesday morning 3 to 1 guaranteeing they will play in the final and at least win a silver medal. Cheers went up in the cafe where I watched the game today as I’m traveling in... Read more »
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Slavery, an election and Ahmadinejad goes to Latin America

There have been some interesting headlines out of Latin America recently. A slavery ring was broken up in Mexico City. In Honduras, they held an election while the deposed president is still holed up in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa. And the president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was recently on a Latin America... Read more »

Rio or Chicago 2016: a samba teacher with a heart in both places

Edilson Lima is a native of Brazil who works as a samba teacher in Chicago. Rio or Chicago 2016? Who does he want to win the 2016 Summer Olympics? “If Chicago gets it, I’ll be happy because I live here. I think it’s going to be great for the city,” said Lima, 40, who has... Read more »

A concert, a coup and Brazil's bid for the Olympics

Juanes, the Colombian rocker, held a concert for peace in Cuba. The ousted president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, is now holed up in the Brazilian embassy basically a hostage in his own country after he was ousted in a coup. And the president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, said his country needs the... Read more »
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