Santa, I Need Food And Blanket

by | December 21, 2017

A 7-year-old girl in the US needs food, blanket and a toy. So, the little girl wrote to Santa, “This Christmas I would like a ball and a food. I need a [blanket].”

A “1st grader asks for food, blanket in heartbreaking letter to Santa” headlined Good Morning America report by Morgan Winsor in mid-December, a winter day, said:

“Ruth Espiricueta, a first-grade teacher at Monte Cristo Elementary School in Edinburg, Texas, asked her students this week to write a letter to Santa Claus about something they want and something they need, after a lesson about the difference between the two. [….]Read More »

Honduras: Opposition Alliance Summons More Street Protests

telesur | December 20, 2017

Police fire tear gas towards opposition supporters during a protest after Honduras

Mobilizations across the country have been organized for three days starting from dawn Wednesday, to demonstrate the opposition’s rejection of the disputed election results.


Honduras’ Opposition Alliance party has called for more public protests against the controversial re-election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

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Americans Must Hear The Other, Hopeful Side of The Venezuelan Story

by Daniel Kovalik

VENEZUELANALYSIS.COM | December 21, 2017 

I just returned from my third trip to Venezuela in the past six months. On this most recent trip, I had the pleasure of visiting the parish of San Agustin del Sur in Caracas, Venezuela. San Agustin is well-marked by the red cable cars (the MetroCable) which President Chavez had built in 2010 to connect this poor parish with the center city. San Agustin is also world-renowned for its music, especially its Salsa. And indeed, the community has been working hard to use music, and music training, as a means of fighting youth violence in the parish.Read More »