Youth

Dyslexia, a pending subject in the UK March 9, 2015 13:06

Dyslexia, a pending subject in the UK

Although some teachers receive training to treat students with this problem, it is not enough. Apparently the Montessori method is the answer to integrating [...]
 
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 [...]
 
 
 

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  • Comments, In Focus, Needle's Eye Human rights and history

    Human rights and history

    Larry Seidentop has written a book, “Inventing the Individual: the Origins of Western Liberalism”, where he argues that our tradition of individualism and human rights stems from Christianity.   Photo by Jeremy Schultz – flickr.com/photos/tao_zhyn/2767099314/ Nigel Pocock   As an academic...

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  • Culture, Screen Franco Lolli and his “Gente de bien”

    Franco Lolli and his “Gente de bien”

    This is his first feature and it is premiering in the UK. The picture participated in the Cannes Film Festival and is part of an emerging wave of Colombian film.     Virginia Moreno Molina   The story has managed to draw attention to Latin America and, more specifically, to Colombia. It is...

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  • Comments, In Focus The US is coming for the homeland of Bolivar!

    The US is coming for the homeland of Bolivar!

    Let’s begin by saying that the US is not coming only for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, they are coming for the whole land. For the entire continent. This is its visible need to recover what it considers itself to be losing. It is to secure the territory in order to protect its political, economic...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Inherent vice

    Inherent vice

    Based on Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel of the same name   a film noir set at the tail-end of the 1960s counterculture, as drugs replace booze as the drug of choice.   Steve Latham*   In this dissection of the Californian hippy fantasy Joaquin Phoenix plays the central character Doc Sportello,...

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  • Comments, Globe, In Focus, Latin America Mining and Misery: two similar words

    Mining and Misery: two similar words

    “Music of the geography of our beautiful country, Colombia” is a phrase that is broadcast daily by a classical station in Bogota, announcing one of its musical programmes. What the producers don’t know, or don’t say, is that this beautiful country with its geography is on the brink of disappearing....

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  • Culture, Globe, Listings, Screen, United Kingdom Sons of Cuba

    Sons of Cuba

     This documentary follows the lives of three Cuban boys at the Havana boxing academy as they undergo a tough training regime in the hope of winning the under-12’s national boxing championship. The film is showing on the 18th April in London.   Ever since the revolution in 1959 sport has been seen...

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  • Comments, In Focus Dialogue in representative democracy

    Dialogue in representative democracy

    An acquaintance from my neighbourhood had had a recent operation, when my partner found her in the local shop. Everything had gone well while in the hospital, our neighbour asserted, even the fact that she “shared a room with a white woman”.        Mabel Encinas   My partner was shocked...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Black irony

    Black irony

    The Black Cultural Archives in Brixton are based in the renovated historic Raleigh House. Opened in 2014, the Archives are an important centre for African and Caribbean pride and self-identity.   Steve Latham   An assertion of worth in the face of a hostile host culture, the holdings include vast...

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  • Comments, In Focus The bull that became a civil servant

    The bull that became a civil servant

    Based on a story that I have been hearing these days, of the unfulfillment and absence of some civil servants before their commitment to the community.   Photo by Davide Baraldi – fotocommunity.it/pc/pc/display/22800761 John Elvis Vera S.   Once upon a time, in an isolated village, a...

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  • Comments, Critical Dialogues, In Focus, Migrants, Multiculture Elections: ¿Forging the Latino  vote in the United Kingdom?

    Elections: ¿Forging the Latino vote in the United Kingdom?

    The contribution of Latin immigrants will not be complete without their participation and adequate representation within the British political system.   Claudio Chipana *   The UK general election, scheduled for May 7th, 2015, is fast approaching. Political parties are currently honing their...

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  • Culture, Globe, Listings, Multiculture, Our People, Pages, United Kingdom Mexico, the lead at the London Book Fair

    Mexico, the lead at the London Book Fair

    On the occasion of the Dual Year between the Latin American country and the United Kingdom, Mexican cultural representatives will visit the capital of Great Britain.   At the beginning of the year, the cultural exchange between Mexico and the UK began. The year 2015 has been named “The year of...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Interstellar: saving the Earth

    Interstellar: saving the Earth

    A real sci-fi blockbuster, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey, Interstellar is a delight to the eyes and ears.   Steve Latham   The cinematography and the special effects are outstanding and awesome. They really take you to a far-off place outside the known universe. The...

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  • Comments, In Focus McCarthy’s shadow over Venezuela

    McCarthy’s shadow over Venezuela

    The hours are counted, the minutes are counted, and we must not allow this crime against humanity to be carried out. – Pablo Picasso.   Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Armando Orozco Tovar   The USAmerican Jewish couple Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were accused of spying for the USSR, and sentenced...

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  • Culture, Globe, Latin America, Music Mexico pays tribute to Morrissey

    Mexico pays tribute to Morrissey

    Mexrrissey is a new band inspired by the songs of the ex-vocalist of The Smiths. They will be touring England between the 25th of April and the 1st of May.   The group of Mexican musicians is led by Camilo Lara from the Instituto Mexicano del Sonido and Sergio Mendoza, from Orkesta Mendoza/Calexico....

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  • Culture, Globe, Screen, United Kingdom “Wild Tales”: dark humour and social frustration

    “Wild Tales”: dark humour and social frustration

    Directed by Damián Szifrón, this film tells six independent stories set in Latin America, all with converging plots, fun and violence.   Juanjo Andrés Cuervo   Recently released in the UK, this Argentine cinematic production shows how characters are incapable of controlling their impulses...

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  • Culture, Globe, Latin America, Listings, Screen, Struggles, Workers The war against democracy

    The war against democracy

    This is the title of a documentary directed by Australian reporter, John Pilger, that exposes the long history of interventionism by the United States in Latin American countries. The majority of the subject matter revolves around the failed coup d’etat in 2002 against President Hugo Chavez. The film...

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  • Culture, Listings, Migrants, Multiculture, On Stage Circolombia returns to London

    Circolombia returns to London

    Following the success of their 2011 show ‘Urban’, the Colombian circus company returns to the UK from the 14th April to 3rd May for their new show ‘Acelere’.   With fourteen of the country’s most prominent circus performers, the new show draws is inspired by Colombia’s rich diversity of...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus London on speed

    London on speed

    The drug-related language – London ‘on speed’, the ‘rush’ of city life – is deliberate. Like an addiction, the speeded-up, souped-up urban lifestyle sweeps us along in a hectic race.   Steve Latham   James Gleick wrote his book, “Faster”, on the topic; and French...

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  • Comments, In Focus Carlos Arango: a true journalist

    Carlos Arango: a true journalist

    Gran told me about my father’s childhood. She recalled how as a child, he took lunch to the workers on the Antioquia Railway.   Armando Orozco Tovar   Carlos Arango Z was his name and he started working at just six-years-old to help support his family. From Tulúa, in the Cauca Valley to...

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  • Culture, Visual Arts Van Gogh: fury, genius and pain

    Van Gogh: fury, genius and pain

    The certainty that Montmajour at Sunset was painted by the Dutchman Vincent Van Gogh Dutch revives the madness that the unique viewpoint of this artistic genius always produces.    Frade Ibis Brito   In fact, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has announced to the world the discovery of this new work...

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