Civil society in Yemen failed to respond to the revolutionary energy of 2011. However, in the midst of a civil war and diminishing space for activism, organizations like Mwatana for Human Rights stand firm.
Juan Pedro Lares, a 24-year old Colombian-Venezuelan young man, who was abducted by a hundred civilian-dressed members of the Venezuelan Intelligence, the National Guard, the police, and armed civilian groups from his family’s home in July of last year was finally set free. But a feeling of injustice still lingers.
August 4th – Paraty, vacations that calmly unfolded. For me, this paradise, birthplace of one of the most active literature festivals of Brazil, was an opportunity to open my eyes to a rather suggestive book: Autoimperialismo: três ensaios sobre o Brasil (Crítica, 2016) by the biographer of the famous carioca Clarice Lispector, the American Benjamin Moser.
If having to explain a joke defeats its purpose, having to correct it is a disgrace. More so for a professional comedian like Bonil, the popular Ecuadorian cartoonist. Even more if the price is tens of thousands of dollars. When those in power and their laws don’t have a sense of humor, jokes can be expensive.