Tag Archives: politics

#SomosPueblo

NO voy a firmar, ESO no es ÉTICO, scroll the Spanish subtitles along the bottom of a relatively cheesy ad that plays—and that we the captive audience watch—over and over again in the metro. The ad displays a man who … Continue reading

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Meeting the Charge D’Affaires for the U.S. Embassy in Cuba

Being an American student studying in Cuba is still a rare thing despite the recent Cuba fever that has swept the United States. There are just under a hundred of us currently spending the semester in Havana from about seven … Continue reading

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Candid Talks with My Professor, Part 1

Since arriving in Argentina in August, I have received twenty-five International SOS Security Advisories warning me of “anti-government rallies,” “potentially disruptive demonstrations” by unionized teachers and, most recently, “nationwide police strikes over wage disputes.” In fact, as I write in … Continue reading

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General Election Madness

One of the things that I have not done a particularly good job of while studying abroad is discussing, in depth, those things that the United States and the United Kingdom do not have in common.  For this, I can … Continue reading

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A Striking Lesson

Spend any time speaking about French culture, and no more than three minutes in, you’re bound to bring up France’s fondness for la grève. Here, outraged unions exercising their need to ‘stick it to the man’ and strike is largely … Continue reading

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A Transatlantic Political Divide

*dusts off blog* After a long hiatus, greetings, again, from Oxford! I realise I’ve done a rather awful job of updating from the City of Dreaming Spires (or, as a friend of mine back at Georgetown called it, the City … Continue reading

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Islamic Synchretism

Asaalam Malekum! Many of you had questions on why, in my opinion, there has never been a coup in Senegal. The following features some of my reflections on religious life in Senegal, which can be found online as my contribution … Continue reading

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A statue unnoticed?

Some of you have probably been following Senegal through newspapers; there was an article about the mballaax  music scene here in the New York Times a few months back, and you may have also heard that Senegal is working closely in Haitian rebuilding efforts. Recently … Continue reading

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