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OP-ED: Mr. Lee Iacocca, please come visit us in Latino Philadelphia

 08/23/2016 - 15:44

I came across this book again this week, after I first picked it up several years ago in a Barnes & Noble Store in Philadelphia.

It is a book the former CEO of Chrysler Corporation, Lee Iacocca, wrote, after his magical and also controversial turnaround of the car manufacturer company, one of the "Big Three" in America.

[OP-ED]: Why I failed to become an Engineer..

 08/16/2016 - 17:33

Well, there were already 2 in my family. 

My brother Agustín, Electrical Engineer, and my brother Raúl, who just retired from his noble profession, after a long and meritorious career as a Mechanical Engineer.

At age 16, I wanted to be, if not "somebody", at least somebody else.

Make my life count for something —not like in an act of heroism— but, in a more earthly purpose, to avoid being a blatant redundancy.

Or perhaps, God forbids, a plain-vanilla, mediocre, self-conceited brat.

En Cuba, los viejitos también tocan rock

 03/28/2016 - 10:52
Foto, arriba: EFE/Rolando Pujol; foto de recuadro: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

Si usted es de los que pensaba que la mayor atracción del año en La Habana era Barack Obama, piénselo otra vez. El Presidente de Estados Unidos, pese a su carisma y su coraje en viajar a Cuba dejando a un lado medio siglo de enemistad, fue solo el acto de apertura para los Rolling Stones, un grupo que es un monumento a la improbable energía y resistencia de la gente de la tercera edad.


In Cuba, senior citizens rock

 03/28/2016 - 10:27
Photo above: EFE/Rolando Pujol; inset photo: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

If you thought Barack Obama was the big ticket this year in Havana, think again. The President of the United States, for all his charisma and courage in traveling to Cuba putting aside half century of relentless enmity, was only the opening act for the Rolling Stones, a band that is a monument to the improbable stamina and endurance of old —and I mean, old— people.

Plain Text Author: 
Sabrina Vourvoulias