Has any other word in 2018 been as responsible for so much as “caravan”?
By definition, a caravan is a company of people traveling through a hostile region. You travel in a caravan for protection. When you feel powerless, traveling in a group gives you some sense of power. But there is no protecting the caravan of migrants who have journeyed to Donald Trump’s America. Read More
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — TO wander among the working-class neighborhoods here is to think, at times, that the world is a cacophony of barking dogs. When the sun goes down, in the middle of the night and at first light, they bark. “How long can they keep it up?” I have often asked myself. Read More
To wander through the dimly lit streets of Old Havana after dark is to enter a world of shadows and silhouettes. Many, in their homes, are illuminated by the pulsing glow of their televisions, intensely watching the latest telenovela. Others are forced by the cramped environment and heat out onto the streets and sidewalks. Laughing, eating, shouting, arguing, dancing, crying, they live like open books for all to see. Lovers kiss on stoops and embrace under street lamps. Neighbors play dominoes and chess on corners. Rambunctious kids kick soccer balls and swing makeshift baseball bats. Read More
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