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Latin America/China

China/Panama. A New Ally On The Maritime Silk Road.

Panama breaks off from Taiwan and ties up with China Beijing. Taipei loses an important ally in Central America, the third after the Dominican Republic and Guatemala. In 1434, the Emperor of the Ming dynasty ordered  Admiral Zheng He’s voyages to be stopped. The Admiral’s fleet of ships numbered in the hundreds. The Maritime Silk…

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Advocacy

Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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Baobab

The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

The hare and the hippo were great friends. They walked together in the veld and visited each other in their homes. The hippo was very proud…

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Youth & Mission

The Virus of Racism.

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is…

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