Democratization in Latin America – Hope or Illusion?

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It had the name of democracy, but it wasn`t democratic. It was the prostitution of democracy by political parties who wanted to block the reforms the country needed.  -Eduardo Gamarra, Bolivian political scientist,… Continue reading

“Hit the road, Black.”

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What have Yoko Ono and hip-hop stars, musicians and models, infants and pensioners, fashion editors and violinists, even men and women in common? – Yes! Probably nothing… despite of one exception: THE LITTLE… Continue reading

Wanna be more productive – go and sleep!

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Power Naps highly improve your performance In times when everyone wants you to work harder, achieve higher goals and be the perfect hardworking employee every CEO wants, majority of people simply work overtime… Continue reading

China’s foreign aid in Africa – a blessing or a curse?

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It is a fact that China has become Africa’s largest trading partner with varied investments. But the reaction to that develpment is often very critical, no matter if it’s from the western countries… Continue reading

Children without a childhood

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New York City, 1998 My high school friends have begun to suspect I haven’t told them the full story of my life. “Why did you leave Sierra Leone?” “Because there is a war.”… Continue reading

An early Christmas gift

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What do gays fear in Uganda? Homosexual acts are already illegal in the most of countries in Africa. Authorities will not hesitate to send gays to jail in Tunisia or Zambia, in some… Continue reading

Making it to the top. Anywhere in the world! For women just a dream?

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Its typical that managers are male. But what about women? Their participiation in the economy has only slowly increased during the last century. Why? Personally, I’d like to see more women in positions… Continue reading

The Utopic Green Economy – Potentially in Latin America?

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Although Latin America is developing rapidly, it is sill suffering enormous social problems and inequality. José Rivera, the permanent secretary of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) himself states: “One out… Continue reading

London 2012 – the first green Olympic Games?

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When the UK bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games they promised that; “We weren’t only going to put on the biggest sporting event in the world; we were going to hold the… Continue reading

I AM WHAT I AM

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Injustice, discrimination, misunderstanding and violence– these are the words homosexuals in Uganda have to deal with every day, every hour, every second. When I started to research for my blog post I had… Continue reading