In some countries, virginity bestows girls and teenagers with a magical, mystical quality. Popular ancient traditions reinforce these ideas, such as that there were emperors who used to bathe in the blood of young maidens because it brought them vitality and youthfulness.
Moscow. The Artek International Children’s Centre is today emerging as the largest institution of its kind in the world, with nine camps set on 218 hectares boasting an attendance of forty thousand children in 2018. Text and photos: Antonio Rondón Created in 1925 on the Black Sea coast, […]
People living in the poorest parts of the world are 300% more likely to get married before they become an adult than people living in other parts of the world. This is, without question, incredibly serious. Julio Morejón* In Sub-Saharan Africa, for example, are eight of the 10 […]
The international ‘wealth protection industry’ has outgrown the ability of legislation to control it. Assisted by the digital world, money can now be rapidly moved around the world to the most favourable jurisdiction. This tax competition undermines the economies of many countries to the detriment of social services.
In recent days, press reports have shown the dreadfully overcrowded and unhealthy conditions experienced by children who have been cruelly separated from their immigrant parents and placed in ‘special facilities’. Luis Beatón As Californian daily newspaper La Opinion pointed out when broaching one of the issues concerning the […]