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No Violence in São Paulo

Yesterday night was memorable, as thousands and thousand came out again to the streets of Sao Paulo in an amazing display of civility and togetherness. People marched and sang together with parents, children and friends. It was truly historic. The Government has acknowledged the protests and is rolling back the increase in the price of […]

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To Max, thank you and farewell.

Today is a sad day for me and my family. Today we lost my uncle Max. You see my uncle was not only an uncle to me. Max was way more than that. He was a friend when I needed one, never mind distance kept us apart for years, he would always listen and advised […]

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The Instagram Mess

As I pointed out via Twitter a couple of days ago, Instagram rolled back the Terms of Service for users. Although I wanted to use Instagram, I never did for a variety of reasons. But as I post more and more I need to find a platform for pictures. I’ve never expected any privacy from […]

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London 2012: Canada ties Uganda, Uzbekistan and Grenada in gold-medal count

Dave Feschuk in the Toronto Start gives us a great perspective of what happened to Canada in the latest Olympiad. It’s always easy to point the finger. Who did this, or didn’t do that. We, of course have a tendency to favour hockey, and at that we do very well, being at the top every […]

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A culture of violence or stardom?

It is, without a doubt, one of the nightmares of any citizen, anywhere. The amount of violence polluting our cities, our society. A few days, one of the most disturbing scenarios came to life as a massacre took place in a movie theatre in the U.S. and tens of people died or were injured. Discussion […]

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Reasons I don’t like the streetcar

  1.- It’s noisy. 2.- When it stops, all traffic must stop, in all lanes. 3.- Tracks have to be replaced often, which is expensive and very inconvenient for everyone, except perhaps, for the construction company. 4.- When a car breaks down, the whole line stops, prompting more of (2). 5.- It’s heavy prompting more […]

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No Left Turn for Toronto.

For those of you thinking that this maybe a support statement for our Mayor, I’m sorry to disappoint you, it is not.  It’s also not about to bash him and I’ll try to avoid political discourse as much as possible. So here we go with the political statement first. As Toronto is in the middle […]

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