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Less than two months ago, protests in Guatemala led to the country’s Congress being set on fire. Images may have made it on some Americans’ social media feeds, and the New York Times reported it, but in the United States, it went largely unnoticed. It’s the type of event that happens somewhere else, not here.

Those images hit close to home for me because much of my extended family lives in Guatemala. I thought of them, imagining how unsettling it must be to see such a scene take place in a building that houses your national democracy.

Today, similar…


On my way into work on Monday, I was somewhat confused by the unexpected moment that had taken place the day before: Tiger Woods won the Masters, his first major tournament in more than a decade. But what surprised me wasn’t his victory, but how collectively celebrated it was. From Barack Obama to Donald Trump, from Serena Williams to Michael Phelps (even Happy Gilmore joined in), this was not just another sports moment; it felt like something more.

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Two leaders of the free world praising Woods seemed improbable 10 years ago. I still recall the morning of my 21st birthday…

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