Living with the Hippos

Filed under:General — eric @ 12:43 pm

Luis Perea is a refugee inside of Columbia, chased from his home by civil war. Now he tries to make a living by raising cattle and bananas while living with his family inside the ruined confines of drug lord Pablo Escobar’s abandoned ranch. Says Perea, “I guess I am like the hippos. They also came from a far place but now they are happy here.” You’ll have to read the article to see where the hippos fit in.

The Ma’dan

Filed under:General — eric @ 4:50 am

In his speech to the UN Secutity Council today, Colin Powell briefly mentioned the Ma’dan, the Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq. These people are the direct decendants of the Sumerians, the first civilization. Do you know about them?