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Sepp Blatter

June 3, 2015


Getting ready for the magazine’s cover.

World Cup: soccer, stars and money

July 4, 2014


The World Cup entering its final stages gives some food to chew.  As a beautiful sport this cup showed some improvement. Mainly from some “lesser” participants while some of the “big ones” showed the  poisonus side of money: as they can buy players they fail to promote local youngs to the front. England, Spain and […]

Mandela, you can’t eat the ball

July 16, 2010


While the eyes of soccer fans throughout the world focused on the emotion and the glitter coming from South Africa, few  were aware of the grim realities of poverty and xenophobia behind. Mainly against immigrants from other African countries crammed in buildings abandoned by its white owners, lacking water and services of any kind. By […]

Of myths, heroes and sports

May 28, 2010


Note: This translated version of the originally published in Spanish by the “Rio Negro” daily of Argentina was slightly adapted for non Argentinean readers. The last paragraph became edited for “space needs” and added here. The Media turned the athletes into the mythical heroes of our time, displacing the Great Men with which the secular […]