“How are we going to pay these bills?”: Losing income to the pandemic when medical catastrophe hits


Soledad had her hours cut in half when the pandemic hit. Then her pregnancy developed serious problems By Ela Banerjee-Soledad Castillo/Saloncom This is an excerpt from the Unheard Voices of the Pandemic series from Voice of Witness. Interview and editing by Ela Banerjee, community partnership coordinator at Voice of Witness. Soledad Castillo is a narrator inContinue reading ““How are we going to pay these bills?”: Losing income to the pandemic when medical catastrophe hits”

Every Republican for him/herself!


    The headline is Covid-19. The President has instructed his administration to add glitter and sparkles to the virus.  It will be better any day, just wait and see .  With each new news report with record numbers of new cases, Trump becomes an  Egyptian and goes into de-Nile. Every week is more humiliatingContinue reading “Every Republican for him/herself!”

Lebanon: Ethiopian maids dumped outside embassy


  Lebanon’s economy is collapsing with the country’s currency losing 70% of its value in the past six months heightened by the coronavirus pandemic. Many of the country’s middle class claim they can no longer afford to pay their domestic maids.  Maids have been dumped outside a Beirut embassy, amid an ongoing economic crisis inContinue reading “Lebanon: Ethiopian maids dumped outside embassy”

Argentina: Dying becomes a luxury as economic downturn hits home


AERIAL VIEW OF THE RECOLETA CEMETERY IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, ON NOVEMBER 22, 2019. | AFP/CARLOS ALONSO The cost of buying, renting and maintaining graves and tombs is so high that many in Argentina are opting to cremate their loved ones instead.   Buenos Aires Times  No one can escape Argentina’s biggest economic crisis inContinue reading “Argentina: Dying becomes a luxury as economic downturn hits home”

Why are Africans in Morocco Praying to Reach Europe?


Sub-Saharans in Tangier pray to be ‘lucky ones’ who reach Spain The popular Morocco-Spain route comes with danger, as authorities carry out raids and the navy fires on migrant boats. Migrants and refugees often ask Father Martinez of the Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral for assistance and prayers [Joe Wallen/Al Jazeera] By: Joe Wallen/AlContinue reading “Why are Africans in Morocco Praying to Reach Europe?”

Fully Employed and Homeless


Photo\Sacramento Bee No they’re not colorful mirage’s lining the streets of Sacramento.  Camping tents are nightly homes for some of the thousands of homeless individuals in Sacramento. The fortunate have tents and sleeping bags the majority sleep on the city streets without shelter sleeping directly in elements Many of the homeless are fully employed .Continue reading “Fully Employed and Homeless”

Incomes Are Up and Poverty Is Down, but Guess Which Americans Have Gained the Most


“We’ve got a long way to go to get the people at the bottom to where they were.” By: Edwin Rios/Mother Jones Poverty was down in the United States last year and so was the number of Americans without health insurance. Our median household incomes had their best one-year increase ever, topping $56,500—the highest levelContinue reading “Incomes Are Up and Poverty Is Down, but Guess Which Americans Have Gained the Most”

Venezuelans now stealing food from school cafeterias as scarcity spreads


By:Franz von Bergen/Fox News Latino CARACAS, VENEZUELA –  With the food shortage seriously escalating over the last few months in Venezuela, criminals have thought out a new place to steal from: public schools. In the past two months, the National Federation of Parents (Fenasopadres) received more than 25 reports of break-ins in schools around theContinue reading “Venezuelans now stealing food from school cafeterias as scarcity spreads”

11 Day 3300 Mile Super Road Trip (Day 10) Expressway To Vegas Baby!


I got an early start from Albuquerque.  Vegas was nine hours away. Interstate 40 was gonna get me home.  West bound 40 was beautiful, with an continuous changing landscape, from flat mountains , Red Desert and Mesas to mountains filled with tall green trees.a very entertaining drive. One thing I have learned to appreciate  isContinue reading “11 Day 3300 Mile Super Road Trip (Day 10) Expressway To Vegas Baby!”