Jorge A. Araya
Seriousness is a virtue, but after a point it crosses into self-parody.
The wave of leftist governments that has rocked Latin America over the past 15 years or so is not something to fear. If anything, we should welcome the enhanced democratic processes they’ve ushered in.
The Cuban Revolution has had a lasting influence on Latin America. The Cuban regime in the present day has very little.
Columnists Jorge A. Araya '14 and Meredith C. Baker '13 debate international volunteering.
The Nobel Peace Prize increasingly seems like less of a clearly defined concept and more of a random lottery, and that’s truly a shame.
The choices Kirchner makes are increasingly the wrong ones. And the cause of this seems to be personal, not political.
There is a difference—a subtle yet crucial one—between saying, “we are great” and proclaiming, “we are the greatest.”
Thus, we approach the core problem with the Happy Planet Index: Happiness and wellbeing are inextricably linked, but they cannot be reduced to the same thing.
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Despite the possible benefits the language may offer, the recent boom in Mandarin teaching seems to be shortsighted and excessive. Simply put, Mandarin is not the language of the future.
Persistently, high crime eats away at the region’s societies; Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala have some of the highest murder rates in the world, and the numbers only get worse with each passing year.
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