viernes, 25 de abril de 2014

Tito Vilanova dies at age 45

Today April 25, 2014 the world of football grieves the loss of Tito Vilanova, a former Barcelona coach. Tito started his player career in 1988 and retired in 2001. From 2008-2012 he served as an assistant coach to Pep Guardiola; after Guardiola's departure, he took charge of Barcelona. While coaching Barcelona Vilanova achieved a record winning La Liga with 100 points. Vilanova fought against cancer since 2011 until today when he unfortunately lost his battle. Rest in peace Tito Vilanova.

120 people arrested in rally against Muslims in Bulgaria

A rally of 2,000 protesters in Plovdiv, Bulgaria ended in 120 arrested. The protest was against Muslims in the city. The protesters assaulted property, chanted racist slogans, and incitated violence. This occured in front of a mosque. It saddens me to see how people are harming others for their religion, though I don't agree with Islam. The reality is that no one has the right to violate other people freedom.

viernes, 11 de abril de 2014

There will be eclipse on this Tuesday April 15

Early on Tuesday morning, the earth will block the sun rays from the moon giving it a red color. The eclipse will start at 8:00 GMT or 2:00 AM in Honduras. This eclipse will start a streak of four eclipses throughout 2014 and 2015. Some superstitious people see this streak as a sign of big natural disasters. The ecipse will be seen throughout the American continent.

The 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion in Hungary

In March 19,1944 the Nazi raided Hungary and exterminated thousands of Jews. Before the war, there were 800,000 Jews living in Hungary; after the war, there were only 200,000 Jews. The Nazis killed three quarters of Hungary's Jewish population. Today, at the memorial of this slaughter, Hungary still struggles with anti-semitism. Hungarian authrities are putting their efforts to stop Jewish discrimination. I think that racism should be stopped to all races even the Jewish race. What we should do is accept everyone since we are all brothers in Christ.

sábado, 5 de abril de 2014

Pope Francis emphasizes that traditional marriage is an example of God's love

At his general audience in the Varican on April 2, Pope Francis stressed the importance of traditional marriage. He said: "When a man and a woman celebrate the sacrament of marriage, God is reflected in them (...) As 'one flesh', they become living icons od God's love in our world, building up the Church in unity and fidelity". This statements come after the 'controversial' comments the Pontiff made about  gays back in 2013. What the pope really meaned with his commentaries on gays was just to show compassion to them as they are sinners just like everyone else. But, as always, the media distorts the message in order for him to sound like a gay activist. He also recognized the many difficulties and trials married couples encounter nowadays. He said that in order to overcome them we just need a little gesture of love and peace like a caress, then forgive and move on.

viernes, 4 de abril de 2014

Pope Francis and Obama meet in Obama's European tour

A meeting between Pope Francis and Obama was planned for March 27, and the US ambassador in the Vatican says that there will be more collaboration than conflict. Obviously the ideas of Pope Francis about gay marriage and abortion are different from the ones in US law. These meeting puts together two of the most influential figures in the world face to face. I hope that this meeting can open up Obama's eyes to these two cases and bring back some morality to US.

Honduras' forest fires have dropped significantly in contrast with last year

In 2013, the fires in our forests devastated huge areas in our country. In total, from 2008 through 2013, there were 6580 fires in Honduras. From January to March in 2013, 26,928 hectares burned, but this year only a little more of 4,000 were consumed by fire. The cyphers have dropped to only 15% of last year. The factors that contributed to this improvement were the cold season we had from January to February  and a better care of the woods.