16 June 2014

Stories from 16 June 2014

Let Colombia End Its Civil War

  16 June 2014

On May 16, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed a preliminary accord on the third of five negotiating points in their peace talks: illicit drugs.

What to Do Before Pregnancy

  16 June 2014

[All links direct to pages in Spanish.] Zahir Aileen, author of the blog Las netas de mamá (Mom´s truths), lists a series of important recommendations to women who want to get pregnant in this article: Si ya tomaste la decisión de ser madre espera solo un poco (uno a tres meses)...

‘When I Educate You, You Reeducate Me’

  16 June 2014

Teacher Luis María Llena talks about about his years of experience in education and how the contact with his students has helped him with his professional and personal growth. He invites the readers to reflect on the importance of sharing knowledge to reinforce them: Mis alumnos de estos 25 años me...

The Appropriate Way to Talk to People With a Disability

  16 June 2014

Salvadoran Jaime Vázquez Villalta explains in this article the appropriate ways to talk to people who have a disability: Al dirigirse a un familiar, amigo o conocido que presenta algún tipo de discapacidad, en primera instancia debemos asumirlo como una persona, con virtudes, talentos, fortalezas y debilidades, pero ante todo, como una persona porque eso...

‘How to Find Happiness at 2:30 in the Morning’

  16 June 2014

On the blogs section of Spanish-language virtual magazine OhLaLá!, 17-year-old Octavio reflects on the pursuit of happiness. Among other things, he notes: Y escuchar música en el colectivo entraría en esta categoría. Poner el celular en aleatorio y que las canciones vayan pasando, generándote distintos estados de ánimo, mientras mirás la...

Laos Development NGOs Silent on Human Rights

  16 June 2014

Writing for The New Mandala, Randall Arnst bemoaned the silence of Laos devleopment NGOs over the disappearance of prominent NGO worker Sombath Somphone: …while UN rights bodies have repeatedly raised concerns, their sister agencies working in development have said virtually nothing. At the bi-lateral level, while diplomats have spoken up,...

What the Thai Junta Should Learn from the Burmese Junta

  16 June 2014

Aung Zaw of The Irrawaddy compares and contrasts the Thai junta and the military-backed govenrment of Myanmar: The Thai army has carried out more than a dozen coups in past decades, but always relinquished power to a civilian government after a number of years. The Burma Army staged two coups,...

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