My First Experience in a Student Demonstration

Student demonstration in San Marcos

One of my most significant memories is my first experience in a Demonstration when I was 18 years old. It was in 2008 when I was doing my first year on the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. That year there were such big problems with the local government of Lima that novice students like me (usually called cachimbos) who participated enthusiastically in marches as a demonstration against the Municipality and the Police. Furthermore, we liked to learn the university life, social changes, and politics, topics usually related to university demonstrations and protests of San Marcos. Sigue leyendo

Are Electronic Sports Real Sports?

Esports

Currently, one of the most controversial topics about entertaining activities are electronic sports (called eSports). Because video games and eSports can attract so much attraction of people, eSports were considered clearly as an addiction, a generator of problems in children and teenagers, or something that people who have failed would to waste their time. For these reasons, many adults do not consider eSports as sports and triy to prohibit or restrict these activities. However, I think not only are these eSports real sports, also they must be permitted by parents and local authorities. Sigue leyendo

The Andean Myth of the Condor

The Andean Myth of the Condor

The Andean Myth of the Condor

My favorite Quechua myth is the story of the condor and a girl, which was compiled by novelists like Jose Maria Arguedas and Johnny Payne. Once upon a time, there was a girl who lived with an old shepherd, who was her father, in the highlands of the Andes. She had the sheep, llamas and other animals taken care of from her father’s farm. Sigue leyendo

The Unsolved Mystery of the Disappearance of Walter Collins, His Mother and His Impostor

Walter Collins and his impostor

Walter CollinsWalter Collins and his impostor

I was reading on the Internet an interesting story about a missing boy whose mother never found him. On March 1928, Christine Collins gave her nine-year-old son Walter money for the cinema in Los Angeles, US. However, he never returned from the show. The disappearance was reported immediately, but, despite the police’s efforts, no trace of him was reported for five months. Sigue leyendo