Tag Archives: Latin America

Refugees are the Responsibility of the World – Peter Sutherland

New York, N.Y.  Peter Sutherland is the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration. A strong advocate for the rights of migrants – and for action to increase the benefits of migration for countries of origin, destination, and migrants alike – he works to foster cooperation on issues such as protecting migrants […]

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Millions Expected for Masses as Pope Starts South American Tour

Washington, D.C.  More than a million people are expected for the papal mass Monday. The 78-year-old Jesuit pope landed Sunday in Ecuador’s capital, Quito, on the first leg of his visit. Government and Church dignitaries greeted him, along with colorfully dressed children and adults waving the papal flag and standing on either side of a […]

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At Clinton Forum, Western Union Highlights ‘NGO GlobalPay’

New York, N.Y.  I was delighted to breakfast with my friends at Western Union at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) this week, including its President and CEO Hikmet Ersek who I met last year at CGI, and Luella Chavez D’Angelo who I have interviewed in the past (piece). It was at last year’s breakfast I […]

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United Gala for Orphaned Children in Developing World

New York, N.Y.  Orphaned children–especially in poor countries–face daunting odds against succeeding in life. In many countries they have little, if any, opportunity to obtain an education or training that would enable them to become independent, contributing members of their society. Many organizations work to offer hope. This fall, two groups are collaborating for the […]

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Update: Nobel Winner Mario Vargas Llosa Unveils New Novel

UPDATE:  Nobel-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa is unveiling his new novel, titled The Discreet Hero and set in his native Peru. The novel revisits two influential cities in Mario’s past, the Peruvian capital Lima and the small northwestern city of Piura. Mario told reporters Wednesday that the plot centers on a small business owner from Piura who […]

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My Haiti Travels Launches Inaugural Impact Week Haiti Voyage in 2013

My Haiti Travels, a boutique concierge firm that coordinates high-quality travel services to Haiti for leisure and business purposes, is launching its first annual “Impact Week Haiti 2013” signature expedition to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  The five-day package will feature custom activities, volunteerism, networking and touristic exploration of the Caribbean island nation on January 17-21, 2013.  The trip is all-inclusive, including all meals, hotel and beach resort stays, private ground transportation and professional escorts in […]

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Acclaimed NYC Modern Dance Company Invited to Mexico City

New York, NY. Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater (AGDT), the critically acclaimed New York-based modern dance company with a Latin touch, has the great honor of being invited to perform in Mexico City in the theaters of two venues — on October 14th, 2010, at UNAM, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and on October 15th […]

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Latino College Students Fund Haitian High School Graduates to Prepare for Chinese University

Hicksville, L.I. Having just returned from an eight-day post-disaster relief trip to Haiti, I was delighted to be invited to an earthquake benefit dinner at C.W. Post on Long Island to discuss what I had learned. The Latin-American Women’s Society of the university was hosting the event, and its president Diana Gutierrez had reached out to […]

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Dancing Desire: Rovaco Dance Company Presents KAMA (Review)

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