Beyond the News

Am I online or offline?

My wife gave me as a Christmas present a new Kindle to read books that can be easily downloaded online or simply bought with “1 click button” on Amazon. I … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

What…if Snowden was North Korean?

Last week was announced that the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed his own uncle for considering him an traitor. Jang Song Thaek was reported to be a top … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Brazilian rap music: from dusk to dawn

Rap music in Brazil has been going through a huge transformation in this millennium and it is shifting from the violent and poor suburbs of São Paulo City to the … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nelson Mandela and the global unfinished business

Recently, I wrote here about Barack Obama’s words on the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King remarkable “I have a dream” speech in Washington and there is no better time … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

FIFA in the “hall of shame”

Every year “The Public Eye on Davos” conference nominates 2 companies with an award that no one wants to receive: “award of shame”. One is given by the general public … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

The two Popes of 2013

2013 barely started and something bombastic hit the news in February: the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI! He became the first Catholic leader to resign since 1415 and opened an … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Snowden trial on the way

In the early days of last summer a contractor employee of American National Security Agency (NSA), Edward Snowden, poured a bucket of cold water over Barack Obama’s head by bringing … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment