The neuroscience of fake news

Fake news works at a cognitive level to shape our perceptions and drive our decisions. Shutterstock Fake news grabs our attention, produces false memories and appeals to our emotions by Rachel Anne Barr, Université Laval “Fake news” is a relatively new term, yet it’s now seen as one of the greatest threats to democracy and […]

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Carolina Cortizo, airline exec

Carolina Cortizo Colón, now managing director of Wingo, the low-fare subsidiary of Copa Airlines. Photo by Wingo. Can one understand without being rude? by Eric Jackson Carolina Esther Cortizo Colón has moved up in her profession. An honor student at Virginia Tech, where she got her bachelor’s degree in industrial and system engineering, and then […]

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Colon’s revolution

Colon was once known as the “Tacita de Oro,” the little golden cup. A lot of money has been made in that city, and a lot is still being made. But the place tends to get sucked dry. It was like this before the latest extraordinary suction, the Odebrecht contract to “renovate” the city. Archive […]

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Behind Portobelo’s October 21 Festival del Nazareno

The life-sized wooden statue of the Black Christ in St. Philip Church in Panama. Dan Lundberg/Flickr, CC BY-SA Panama celebrates its Black Christ, part ofa protest against colonialism and slavery by S. Kyle Johnson, Boston College Panama’s “Festival del Cristo Negro,” the festival of the “Black Christ,” is an important religious holiday for local Catholics. It […]

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