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Hispanics relish growing electoral clout

Published in The Australian newspaper, October 1 JORGE Ramos has a simple explanation for the intense political spotlight being shone on the US Hispanic community. “They need us,” he says, pointing out that to become president, a candidate needs about...

Inefficient democracy

 As most of my traveling fellows probably also noticed, congressmen, liberal journalists as well as university professors often complain about the polarization of the american society. (Not only in terms of political views, but also considering regional,...

All bark no bite

There’s a fairy tale with a line that goes “If your mother only knew, her heart would surely break in two.” Well, that’s the line that popped into my mind the first time I ate a Nathan’s hotdog. We were at the Miami airport, tired and hungry, waiting to take the...

Latin U.S. of America

The immigration in United States has always attracted my attention, particularly by the fact it has been since 1965 mostly a product of the Latin-American region, where a come from. And one of the aspects I consider more interesting is the demographic changings it is...

Boring situation in Finland

“I’m so sick of these questions. I live in Kabul and I’m not in danger all the time. People don’t get that we are civilized and smart people. All the time they are just like, hey, wha’s the security situation in Afghanistan.” ...

Taxes are a four letter word

There is no middle ground in the US. Or at least it seems like that from an European perspective. In Europe, we have a lot of middle ground. We call it: taxes. Because, even if the government does want to behave people in a certain way, they tend to leave your choices...

“They need us”

I’ve been talking about this guy, Jorge Ramos, for two days, so I thought I might as well write my blog about him. There could be few journalists more influential. Last week President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney came down to Miami to be grilled by...

‘They write us checks because they love us’

Well, I did it. I bought a new suitcase. It is yellow and BIG. I call it ‘Big Bird’.Of course, this blog is not about that. Is just that I bought a new suitcase so I can take with me brochures, magazines and ‘stuff’ I have collected along this amazing six weeks. I...

A few thoughts on the future of journalism

The World Press Institute offers a unique opportunity their fellows to get acquainted with the way the american media is functioning nowadays, and this, alongside others, was clearly one of the main purposes that lead me submit my application for this years fellowship...