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Blog posts November 2014

The violence of poverty against the true human potential

Francisco Miraval                                

A number of years ago I read that Gandhi once said that poverty is the worst form of violence. However, it is just recently (and only partially) that I began to understand the meaning of that statement.

I am taking an on…

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La violencia de la pobreza contra el potencial humano

Francisco Miraval                                

Alguna vez leí que Gandhi dijo que la pobreza es la peor forma de violencia. Sin embargo, recién ahora (y sólo en parte) comencé a entender el significado y la dimensión de aquella afirmación.

Tengo el privilegio d…

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Why is comet 67P singing a song?

Francisco Miraval                                

We should all celebrate the incredible accomplishment by the European Space Agency of landing a probe on a comet. The meeting between the Rosetta space probe and comet 67P is a historical event for our knowledge of the …

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¿Alguien sabe por qué canta el cometa 67P?

Francisco Miraval                                

La extraordinaria misión de la nave espacial Rosetta al cometa 67P debe ser debidamente celebrada como un acontecimiento de históricas proporciones para nuestro conocimiento del universo y de nosotros mismos. A la vez, …

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An interesting conflict between voting and reporting

Francisco Miraval                                

Last week, in the context of the midterm elections, I had to fulfill two duties: voting and reporting about the elections. After all, as it was clear once the election results became known, those elections will shape th…

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Un conflicto entre dos importantes deberes: votar y reportar

Francisco Miraval                                

La semana pasada, en el día de las elecciones, decidí cumplir con dos deberes: el de votar y, como periodista, el de cubrir la historia de las votaciones. Como quedó claro al conocerse los resultados, las elecciones cam…

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What’s the name for the phobia of traffic jams?

Francisco Miraval

A few weeks ago, a trip that usually takes no more than 45 minutes took me two and a half hours, due to construction and accidents. A few days later, a short trip of no more than 20 minutes turned into a 90 minutes trek. For that reason, I am beginning to wonder what the name is for…

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¿Cómo se llama la fobia a los embotellamientos del tránsito?

Francisco Miraval                                

Recientemente, un viaje que debería haberme llevado unos 45 minutos me llevó dos horas y media, debido a construcción y accidentes. Poco después, otro viaje que realizo con frecuencia en no más de 20 minutos me tomó una…

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