Friday - Feb 22, 2019

Calendar & Tourism

  • Are butterflies illegal intruders?

    by José de la Isla

    HOUSTON – If a butterflyʼs fluttering wings in Africa can cause a hurricane in Louisiana, why is it hard to understand that when making a living ends in one place, people migrate to earn a living some place else?

    David Baconʼs book, Communities Without Borders: Images and Voices from the World of Migration, makes the connection. His book shows how calamity in one place leads to consequences in another.

  • Education storm warning, two decades later

    by José de la Isla

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    (First in a two-part commentary)

    HOUSTON – Twenty-one years ago, in 1986, Japan’s Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone said his country had “become quite an intelligent nation, much more than the United States.”