Tamara Pearson

Tamara Pearson is a long time journalist based in Latin America, and author of The Butterfly Prison. Her writings can be found at her blog. Twitter: @pajaritaroja

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The Vivid Dangers of Our Indifference to a Hellish World
Perhaps we need to talk about what feels like obligatory apathy. We live in a society that despises any sign of caring about just how bad things are for most people. The planet is corroding and smoldering, and time and resources are going into nuclear weapons and sending humanity into its own...
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"It's hard to estimate how many deaths the US is responsible for overseas, especially indirect ones and those that have resulted from illegal gun trading." (Photo: Chayak / Flickr) Views
Thursday, April 05, 2018
US Shootings: Gun Industry Killing More People Overseas
I live next door to the world's biggest gun manufacturer. Here in Mexico, the murder rates are close to civil war levels. They broke records last year, for a total of 41,217 homicides, with 25,339 first degree murders over the course of the year. And those are the official figures – which if...
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Monday, January 25, 2016
The Rich Are Getting Louder and the Eventual Victory of Quiet
While the world thrashes and flounders in injustice, the rich are loud in order to conceal their contribution to it all. The most obvious example is Donald Trump – rich white man flaunting his racism, sexism, and imperialism in a dull-witted display to entertain and distract from the fact that he...
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