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What Cuba and USA can learn from each other?

I arrived in the United States for the WPI fellowship on the day of the reopening of the USA embassy in Havana. It was on August 14 and I was at the Houston airport waiting for my flight to the Twin Cities. CNN was broadcasting live this historical event, but nobody in the airport seemed to be very interested in the formal establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, even those who were all bored waiting two hours to catch a flight.

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The Somali Shopping Mall

The Somali Shopping Mall

You can’t say you know a city if you don’t talk to the variety of folks who live in it. So, in the middle of the intense debate that Donald Trump brought to the table about immigrants, I told my host family Bob and Leaetta that I would like to know more about the Somali community living in Minneapolis. They did a research and found a recent Star Tribune article written by Adam Belz, about the largest Somali mall in the Twin Cities, located in Karmel Square. 

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A dialogue between the past and the present

Tanya Gladney entered our classroom with a big smile on her face advising all the WPI students that she had asthma and would probably cough a lot during her lecture. I was anxious about our first class regarding Policing and Race Relations, because we face the same social and race issues in Brazil, especially in my hometown Rio de Janeiro.

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