Youth

Adolescents, living with or dying from depression November 23, 2014 19:16

Adolescents, living with or dying from depression

  Depression is an emotional disorder where pessimistic thoughts and sadness predominate. During adolescence, which is a normal but long period of time, very [...]
 
Kids in Indonesia: sex, lies and video… on the website May 18, 2014 00:57

Kids in Indonesia: sex, lies and video… on the website

This business is growing. Prostitution and online sales of child pornography videos in Indonesia are social ills that snatch around 100 thousand children a [...]
 
Panic before… a panic crisis January 13, 2014 16:42

Panic before… a panic crisis

Also known as panic attacks or anxiety crises, they are characterized by the sudden  and unexpected appearance of an intense anxiety, of short duration, [...]
 
 
The young unemployed: heading for starvation October 21, 2013 03:02

The young unemployed: heading for starvation

Two well-known international problems – unemployment and underemployment -  also spell starvation for the millions of young people blighted by them in Latin America [...]
 
Love in the United Kingdom…caught in the Web… May 19, 2013 20:50

Love in the United Kingdom…caught in the Web…

9 million Britons are searching the 1,500 available online dating sites with hope of finding love in a long term and steady relationship. This [...]
 
Generation 2030… for a real education April 14, 2013 23:00

Generation 2030… for a real education

This organisation was founded with the aim of defending and strengthening public policies in support of the interests and educational development of children. In [...]
 
 
Living with the enemy at home March 24, 2013 21:01

Living with the enemy at home

Violence committed by children against their parents has increased notably. Between 2008 and 2010, a telephone helpline for parents received more than 22,000 calls [...]
 
Teens & alcohol: the last drop January 14, 2013 05:53

Teens & alcohol: the last drop

The UK has the highest number of teens abusing alcohol in Europe. They are supported by their parents, some allowing their children to start [...]
 
When a normal blog becomes a video December 15, 2012 11:53

When a normal blog becomes a video

With more than 3 billion hits a day, YouTube has become the ideal platform for anonymous people to find fame thanks to vlogs, the [...]
 
 
The situation of Scotland up for debate November 19, 2012 23:16

The situation of Scotland up for debate

Scottish independence is a controversial issue that arouses opinions of those in favour and against. For one day, this topic will be up for [...]
 
Scientology: at the gates of Hell November 19, 2012 06:13

Scientology: at the gates of Hell

Thousands of people throughout the world practise this controversial religious movement, with promises of eternal life and development of personal potential in return for [...]
 
Living with loss…. October 8, 2012 16:44

Living with loss….

A London foundation reaches out to young people suffering from a lack of compassion or understanding. - - When someone close to a person [...]
 
 
’The Kingdom of Silence’ October 8, 2012 16:07

’The Kingdom of Silence’

The UN’s annual report on children and armed conflict notes that they are never exempt from violence, as the plight of Syrian children becomes [...]
 
Latin-American youth: a life marked by violence September 16, 2012 23:00

Latin-American youth: a life marked by violence

The continent’s children and young people are the most vulnerable members of society, most affected by the high rates of criminality and inequality recorded [...]
 
How to lose weight as an adolescent September 8, 2012 00:10

How to lose weight as an adolescent

Many people are interested in losing weight in the fastest way possible, but it is young people who are most likely to try new [...]
 
 
 

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  • Comments, In Focus Rich and poor… Mind the gap!

    Rich and poor… Mind the gap!

    The gap between rich and poor has magnified in the last decades in the UK, and more generally in the whole world. The question is: should we mind the gap?     Mabel Encinas   In the UK, 1% of the population receives 14% of the national income. In the world the 80 richest own the same wealth...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus 20,000 Days On Earth

    20,000 Days On Earth

    All power to the new bio-pic about Nick Cave: singer, songwriter, front man for the Bad Seeds, author, all-round polymath and renaissance genius.   Steve Latham   The movie purports to describe a single day in the life of Nick Cave, summing up the 20,000 days of his life. In practice the film...

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  • Comments, Culture, In Focus, Pages In defence of youthful expression

    In defence of youthful expression

    Every new generation is apathetic. How can they be otherwise, when the intellectual motivation that comes from books or the older generation’s half-forgotten memories is no match for the experience of being personally committed to a cause?   Armando Orozco Tovar   The older generation of...

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  • Culture, Europe, Globe, On Stage An erotic show that subverts the male gaze: UmColetivo

    An erotic show that subverts the male gaze: UmColetivo

    The enunciation of the words is an oral expression, which also exists in sexual relations. But very often the man seems to be the one with the power to speak, here it is the women.   Entrevista: Graham Douglas Potos: Alipio Padilha   The Animatografo is discreetly placed in a very central position...

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  • Culture, Listings, Screen El Salvador… through women’s eyes

    El Salvador… through women’s eyes

    Until the 20th of January, the cultural centre, Rich Mix will be hosting the exhibition Stories of El Salvador (Historias de El Salvador). This exhibition tells of the primary role that the women of El Salvador have played during the Central American country’s recent history.   Defying the...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus NY – 9/11 Memorial

    NY – 9/11 Memorial

    During our recent trip to New York, my wife and I thought it was only respectful to visit the 9/11 memorial.   Photo by Gabri Micha – Flickr.com Steve Latham   It didn’t feature high on our initial list of priorities for site-seeing. But so many people were insistent that we needed...

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  • Comments, Globe, In Focus, Latin America, United Kingdom Mexico-UK, dual year

    Mexico-UK, dual year

    2015 is Mexico-UK Dual Year, a year in which the governments of both countries decided to celebrate each other, and to promote business, cooperation and bilateral relationships. Can we be a part of it?   Mabel Encinas   The disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa in Mexico was the straw...

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  • Culture, Globe, Listings, On Stage, United Kingdom Circolombia to return in spring

    Circolombia to return in spring

    Following the resounding success of “Urban” in 2011, circus performance company Circolombia will bring its latest production to the London stage from the 14th of April to the 3rd of May 2015.   Photo from Circolombia Facebook Cristina Lago   The latest Circolombia production is inspired by...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus London is dying

    London is dying

    The young people who are critical for any city’s prosperity are leaving London. Property prices, rents and sales are rising so astronomically, that only the super-rich are able to live in there.   Steve Latham   Gentrification often prices people out of inner city areas. Now central London...

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  • Comments, In Focus Ernest Hemingway… the sentry and its roar

    Ernest Hemingway… the sentry and its roar

    When I was starting to think of how to take a book, the enormous head of the watching beast turned to me from eternity, roaring. For the Cuban journalist Miriam Rodríguez Betancourt, winner of the José Martí National Journalism Award.   Ernest Hemingway Armando Orozco Tovar   Gabriel ‘Gabo’...

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  • Culture, Globe, Latin America, Screen Urban dance and surfing Angola to Brazil: M. Patrocinio

    Urban dance and surfing Angola to Brazil: M. Patrocinio

    Countries once forced together by colonialism and the slave trade, now find connections in cultural entrepreneurship and the Portuguese language. Small independent film-makers have a role in promoting African and Brazilian culture for their contemporary value, not as tourist clichés.   Graham...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus I want to be Bo Ningen

    I want to be Bo Ningen

    I went to see Bo Ningen and Savages perform their sonic poem, “Word for the Blind”. An event organised by the Barbican at the Oval Space in East London.   Steve Latham   To use the old cliché: ‘It blew me away’. The piece had been developed by the two bands, using Dadaist poetry as...

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  • Comments, In Focus Isidoro Morantes: the guerrilla fighter’s brother who makes shoes

    Isidoro Morantes: the guerrilla fighter’s brother who makes shoes

    Isidoro Morantes still works as a shoemaker in Bogotá, yet his life has been far from easy. He has suffered considerable persecution at the hands of Colombian government security forces as a result of the activities of his brother, Jacobo Arenas, one of the leaders of FARC.   Jacobo Arenas Armando...

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  • Comments, In Focus Experience and prejudices

    Experience and prejudices

    A colleague of mine was telling me how she felt awkward speaking to her university tutor, who is a famous academic in the world of sociology. She left me to ponder whether a person’s place within social “hierarchy’”is the only factor in forming relationships with others.   Mabel Encinas   In ...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Killing kids

    Killing kids

    Belgium has become the first European country in modern times to pass legislation permitting child euthanasia. The killing fields have returned, this time in so-called civilised Europe. We are killing kids.   Steve Latham   Strictly speaking the law, passed in February, may not be euthanasia,...

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  • Comments, In Focus, Needle's Eye “True Self” or “New Self”?

    “True Self” or “New Self”?

    In an otherwise excellent book, Abbot Christopher Jamison encourages his readers to seek their “true self”“. Is this sheer mysticism, rooted in romantic fantasy?   Nigel Pocock   Do people really have a “true self” lurking deeply within? Waiting to be found, if only we knew how? Even...

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  • Comments, Critical Dialogues, Globe, In Focus, United Kingdom The Latin American diaspora: identity and recognition

    The Latin American diaspora: identity and recognition

    Immigrants reconstruct their identities, transfer their customs, traditions and cultural symbols, and adapt themselves to a different environment.   Claudio Chipana*   The Latin–American diasporas are acquiring a growing role and influence around the world, in the construction of Latin–American...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Visiting the Favelas

    Visiting the Favelas

    During the summer I took a team of students to find out about projects in Brazil, especially in the favelas, in particular the shanty towns around Rio de Janeiro.   Steve Latham   We visited one project, run by Youth With A Mission, which developed initiatives to serve and empower the local...

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  • Comments, In Focus San Victorino, that vast territory

    San Victorino, that vast territory

    According to Lucas Fernández Piedrahita, “Bogotá was awarded city status on July 27th, 1540. And, in his article “My people”, Alberto Lleras writes “Who knows why everything that is ours was on the side of San Victorino…”   Armando Orozco Tovar   He adds: “On the corner where...

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  • Culture, Visual Arts New lands and liquid identities

    New lands and liquid identities

    “Everyone experiences these things differently, it isn’t just instability but also a sense of disquiet, states of being that are difficult to describe”, says photographer Virgilio Ferreira.   Graham Douglas Photos:  Luisa Tavares/ Antonio Perez   The lives of southern Europeans who migrated...

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