Football, protest and Zaire

The 1974 FIFA World Cup, was held in West Germany. Australia, East Germany, Haiti and Zaire made their first appearances at the final stage.

This article is not about the winner of the tournament (for the record, it was West-Germany), not about the best player or the worst referee, it is all about a football player and the modern history of his country. Continue reading “Football, protest and Zaire”

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Desperately looking for freedom in Venezuela: the fight for human rights

It works like this, in Venezuela. You cannot express your own opinion publicly if it involves positions against the regime. If you do, you have to be ready to leave your family, your home, the ones who follow you, to lose your children’s birthdays and soccer games, and wait. You just have to wait. Without being informed about your own condition, hoping you won’t get sick or you won’t receive the adequate cures and will be left dying in your narrow jail cell with other people guilty to have the same thoughts as you. That’s the story of Leopoldo Lopez. He was the former citizen in Caracas, a brilliant past in economics, political and social studies at Harvard University, lots of awards for his transparency and support to democracy.

Continue reading “Desperately looking for freedom in Venezuela: the fight for human rights”