Jorge A. Araya


Let’s Be Less Serious

Seriousness is a virtue, but after a point it crosses into self-parody.


Living with the Left

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.


What’s the Point?

The Cuban Revolution has had a lasting influence on Latin America. The Cuban regime in the present day has very little.

Columnist Conversation: International Volunteering
Columnist Conversations

Columnist Conversation: International Volunteering

Columnists Jorge A. Araya '14 and Meredith C. Baker '13 debate international volunteering.

Columnist Conversations

Columnist Conversation: International Volunteering


Nobel, Noble No More

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.


Cristina, Get Serious

The choices Kirchner makes are increasingly the wrong ones. And the cause of this seems to be personal, not political.


Get Over It

There is a difference—a subtle yet crucial one—between saying, “we are great” and proclaiming, “we are the greatest.”


Happy Logic

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.

Summer Postcards 2012

Postcards This Week from Turkey, Argentina, and Beyond!

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Summer Postcards 2012

Postcards This Week from Belgium, Greece, and more!

Check out this week's batch of postcards, as well as postcards from previous weeks, on this interactive map!

Summer Postcards 2012

Crimson Summer Postcards 2012

Follow Crimson editors as they explore the world this summer! Use this interactive map to browse through postcards. In our ...


Mandarin? No, Thanks

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.


Dealing With Drugs

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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Art House

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

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Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance