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Revolutions: Pablo’s Hippos

Pablo Escobar, the notorious Colombian cocaine kingpin often credited with popularizing cocaine by flooding the markets with his white powder, can add “hippo colonizer” to his accomplishments. At its peak, his cartel was smuggling up to 80 tons of cocaine a month into the United States and controlled 80% of the global market — with

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Roots

The old man next to me bought me another pint and mumbled enthusiastically but incoherently when I thanked him again. He had taught me a few Irish words when I first sat down and I wasn’t sure if after some whisky he was reverting back to his native tongue or if his accent had become

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The Day The World Stood Still

Today, I am moving from New York to England. I have a lot of strong memories about this little island at the center of the world that I will carry with me across the Atlantic, but none as strong as 9/11. In 2009, while working as a reporter, I penned this reflection. So long New York, I’ll miss you.

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An Ode to Transience

Everyone should travel. We should all make it a point to step outside our comfort zone often, so often that the habit embeds itself and you crave it. Only with movement can we see where we are; and where we may go. A good exercise in perspective is to travel to a place vastly foreign

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