Digging for Trouble: Conflict and Mining in Rural Colombia

There is very little that compares to the thrill of riding a motorcycle through the Colombian countryside. I was a bit apprehensive when our host, Juan Camilo, first invited me to hop onto his motorbike and give me a lift to the community assembly meeting I was attending that morning. But this was maybe the … More Digging for Trouble: Conflict and Mining in Rural Colombia

“Yo y I: Una Exploración de la Identidad Latina en Comunidades Fuera de Latinoamérica”

Mi corazón es zona neutral, Pueblo fronterizo Un águila que vuela en un país de estrellas Pero cada día, las rayas de la bandera Parecen más barras de una cárcel Mi alma mestiza no tiene hogar En la tierra que rechaza una mitad. Soy moneda malograda Peso de un lado, quarter del otro ¿Dónde valgo … More “Yo y I: Una Exploración de la Identidad Latina en Comunidades Fuera de Latinoamérica”

Respect for Human Dignity Becomes Takeaway Message From Pope Francis’s Historic First Visit to the United States

Pope Francis returned to Rome the night of Sunday, September 27th, bringing his historic U.S. visit to a close. I think I speak for many people when I say I’m more than a little disappointed it’s all over. It is always a bit of a letdown when a highly anticipated event comes to an end, … More Respect for Human Dignity Becomes Takeaway Message From Pope Francis’s Historic First Visit to the United States