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Crying teenagers, desperate mothers, impatience, despair, rage, destroyed relationships, suicides. All of that because a court in Brazil ordered that WhatsApp should be blocked for 48 hours. So people actually had to send e-mails to each other, to talk on … Continue reading
In a few months, I might walk through the Colombian jungle. Besides snakes, alligators and mosquitoes, the other danger lurks from the rebel group FARC, who have a tendency to over-react when they encounter foreigners in territory that they control or fight … Continue reading
After the terrorist attacks in Paris, flags fly at half-mast in places as far away as Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. But reading the comments and listening to part of the usual post-attack debate, I have the impression that many … Continue reading
He will manage a pub in Jerusalem, wedged between a shop displaying the star-spangled banner in its logo and one in Jamaican colors.
A friend in Iran took this photo of the prison at Shushtar, pointing out the freedom-celebrating graffiti on the wall and the mural of Iran’s previous and current Supreme Leader, Ruhollah Khomeini and Ali Khamenei. Prison is exactly where they belong. … Continue reading
Three years after the European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize, we have mass graves in Europe again. But it’s easier to ignore them now, because this time they are at the bottom of the sea. In a laboratory at the University of Milan, … Continue reading